Smart leaps to making it in your career
Who hasn’t felt nervous in a job interview? And it doesn’t help if the stuff they ask is challenging or plain rude. But if you think you’ve faced awkward interview questions, read on for some of the oddest we’ve heard.
urgh, interviews. We’ve all been there – your heart is pounding, your smartest white shirt has become a mop for your rapidly melting deodorant and you’ve bitten your manicure down to the quick. But the real stumbling blocks are the questions, right? You have no idea whether they’re going to probe your personality or make you build the Taj Mahal out of Legos. “There’s a trend to more abstract interview questions,” says career coach Sarah Archer. “This is to try and understand how logically the candidate thinks, and how they handle the unexpected.” And these questions would even make Simon Cowell cringe.