People Share The Worst Questions They've Ever Been Asked During A Job Interview
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Job interviewing doesn't have to be difficult.

Let's not get crazy.

People are looking to work, don't make it arduous.

Some interview questions are just a power play and you know it.

Read the resume.

Redditor NickIsAlreadyTaken wanted to discuss all the things we no longer need to hear when trying to land work. They asked:

"What is the worst interview question?"

On an interview I once was asked... "Why do you deserve this job?" Honey... because you're offering it. Next question.


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"What animal represents you?"


"A chameleon, because I'm adaptable."



"I work in IT - was once asked 'What are the advantages of deploying an application into a n-tiered environment?' Had no clue what that meant so I answered:"

"The advantage is that you will not face the difficulties of deploying into an otherwise-tiered environment."

"I got the job."



"Some good examples here but honestly anything that's like 'What utensil in a kitchen are you?' or 'What office equipment would you be?' questions are so annoying. Because they obviously want to see how you can turn 'fork' or 'stapler' into a description of your work ethic but just ask that instead of making me be an anthropomorphic cuisinart."



"Why do you think the turnover rate on our team is so high?"

"I was interviewing for a promotion within my team. The obvious, employee-self-reported number one answer is BECAUSE THE PAY IS F**KING GARBAGE. But how can you say that in a god damn interview? So I made up some other bullcrap."


Or flower?

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"I didn't think these kind of people existed until I was legitimately asked, 'If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?'"


You know what you can do with your tree?

I don't know...

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"'Why should we hire you over the other applicants?' I didn't even knew the other applicants."


Bull Crappers

"Why should we NOT hire you?"


"It's the same question as what are your weaknesses. Are you going to tell the truth or spin them some bull crap like 'oh I'm such a workaholic, I work so much I often forget to neglect things in my personal life'. All you're telling the employer is that they cant trust you to give an honest answer when sh*T hits the fan. Be upfront with your short comings. We've all got them. They're just trying to figure out who the bull crappers are."


World Peace

"Q: What are you hoping to get out of this job?'"

"Honest A: A paycheck and healthcare.'"


"I remember getting this question asked to me during an interview and I froze; I was completely unprepared for this question and so I didn't have a great response prepared. I made up something, but was convinced I had screwed up and so I was bummed. I was 16 and the job interview was for a part-time job at Blockbuster. Blockbuster. What a stupid f**king question."


60 Seconds

"Was once presented with a sequence of numbers on paper and told I had 60 seconds to tell them the next number in sequence. After puzzling over it for a minute I finally told them: 'You just wrote a random bunch of numbers on paper to see if I'd come up with a bullcrap answer didn't you?' Apparently, that is exactly what they did. It was both annoying and genius at the same time."



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"Apart from our generous salary, why do you wish to work here and for how long do you see yourself here?'" Legit had that asked verbatim for a part time retail gig."


Interviewers... It's 2022, time for better job interview questions. Be smarter.

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