Infosheet 5 had a few points about how to best act during your job interview, such as being on time, looking your interviewer in the eyes whilst talking to him/ her and thanking the interviewer(s) for their time at the end of the interview. After an information-intensive Infosheet on the topic, we thought we’d lighten the mood with two blogs of bad advice for your job interview!
Below is a list of common questions asked during a job interview. Here is how you should best* answer these questions.
*Note: by ‘best’ we mean ‘worst’ – you should definitely not answer questions at your job interview like this.
Q: What do you know about us?
A: Not much, but Jake in accounting is my golf buddy and said that you pay really well.
Q: Why do you want to work here?
A: My mum said I had to get a job and I know I’d look AMAZING in your work uniforms. I also hear you give out great staff discounts!
Q: Why should we hire you?
A: Um. Well, I’m pretty great. I also really need the money.
Q: Tell me about yourself.
A: I’m actually a home cook and aspire to have my own TV show someday, but my MasterChef audition didn’t go very well, so I’m just applying for boring corporate jobs whilst I wait for my big breakthrough.
Q: What is your greatest weakness?
A: Lamingtons! When there’s a plate of lamingtons sitting in front of me I have absolutely zero self-control.
Q: Do you have any questions for us?
A: Yeah, how much vacation will I be getting? Oh and how many sick days are we allowed to have each month?
Q: Thank-you for coming in today.
A: So when do I start?
Blog is loosely based on:
Joyce, S. P. (n.d.). 30 Bad Answers to Job Interview Questions. Retrieved from http://www.job-hunt.org/job_interviews/bad-job-interview-answers.shtml
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