среда, 25 декабря 2013 г.

Be ready

40 bizarre job-interview questions
English, No. 5, p. 35


Interviewing for a new job can be tough. It can be even tougher when the person asking the questions starts throwing curveballs at you.

Development Dimensions International recently conducted a survey of 2,000 people to find out, “What was the strangest question you were ever asked in a job interview?”

The list is long and predictably bizarre:

1. "Have you ever been to a disco?"
2. "Do you wish you were a famous person?"
3. "Can I see your wallet?"
4. "How much do you love money?"
7. "Do you have a bird?"
8. "Do you whiten your teeth?"
9. "Do you believe there is life in outer space?"
10. "Are you expecting to get married or have children in the next year?"
11. "Are you a Muslim?"
13. "Are you a racist?"
15. "What leadership skills are required to cook a chicken?"
16. "What would you do if someone spat on you?"
17. "How do you get along with your mother-in-law?"
18. "How do you feel about cats?"
19. "Are you good at picking up women?"
20. "What is your dog's name?"
21. "How much can you drink?"
22. "What would make you want to leave your husband?"
23. "Are you willing to put your job before your family?"
24. "Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease?"
25. "How many Beatles can you name?"
26. "If you would commit a crime, what would it be?"
27. "Would you go out with me?"
28. "Many of our employees are Catholic. Would you have trouble fitting in here?"
29. "Can I have a copy of your birth certificate?"
30. "What would you do if your spouse got a job in another state?"
31. "Are you expecting?"
32. "Is there anyone else you would recommend for this position?"
33. "Do you believe in ghosts?"
34. "Can you give me a small photo of yourself?"
35. "Did you ever have trouble starting your car?"
36. "Can I get a recommendation from your pastor?"
37. "Can you turn around?"
38. "Can you count to 50?"
39. "Will you keep other people sober at the Christmas party?"


What’s the weirdest question you’ve fielded in an interview? 

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