Das (nicht sehr) perfekte Bewerbungsgespräch (Teil1)

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!

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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

Images retrieved from:

http://www.business2community.com/human-resources/how-to-spot-a-bad-boss-in-a-job-interview-01266341#hx8bocFlfe6ZeYXh.97

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