The 6 Stupidest Job Interview Questions

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal doesn't mince words in his cartoon rants, and this set on stupid job interview questions is no exception.

To this question, I once answered "My inability to answer questions like that", and I then challenged the value of the question. I was subsequently offered the job.

What's the stupidest job interview question you've ever been asked?


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You know, if I ever had the dedication, I would work out once a day everyday. Then I would dye my hair black and wear thicker glasses. That way, when I get asked that question, I could take my glasses off and look the interviewer in the eye and say, "Kryptonite".

Until then, I'll just stick with "Heroine".
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From an interview with Frontier airlines for an IT job:

"Who is you hero?"

The guy then started writing something down on a piece of paper. Was that the wrong answer? I should have asked.
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"If you were a color, what color would you be and why?"

This, for a telemarketing firm. I think I said green, for no particular reason, and spouted some BS about why. I needed a job badly.

As for what a priest would say about me, I'm pretty sure it'd be "Who?"
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I was once asked to give two reasons why they should NOT give me the job.

Another interview they asked if I had ever taken a bribe. Seriously, who would answer yes to that?

Other classics include:
Do you fear tall women?
Have you tortured small animals?
What is your favorite handgun?
What would a priest say about you?

So it's probably just as well I never told him about pistol-whipping chihuahuas owned by women over six-feet tall, using my Glock 23.
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