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Jackie

What are the worst interview questions that you have heard?

President J P Systems, Inc. a Healthcare IT Firm

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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer D.

    Quality Assurance Manager

    Probably a typical one and one I really dont have answer for is where do you plan on being in the next 5 years.

  • Laura H.

    Laura

    Laura H.

    Executive Director at Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

    looking at my resume, outlining my volunteer experience, one senior VP said - "you just seem really busy, do you have time for this?"
    not really a question, but an interesting comment! Do people hiring want us to come to the interview with little outside experience? What should we be putting on our resume?

  • Pamela K. R.

    Pamela K.

    Pamela K. R.

    Experienced Credit and Collections Professional

    Top Contributor

    I agree with that one Jennifer. What is one supposed to say? I find my inner sarcasm begging to come out with an answer.

  • Mary F.

    Mary

    Mary F.

    Project Manager at Unitedheatlh Group

    How many golf balls does it take to fill a school bus? It is a question to see if you are a creative thinker but really!

  • Dawn M D.

    Dawn M

    Dawn M D.

    Human Resources Manager

    When asked the 'where do you see yourself in 5 years' question - you have to make some basic assumptions. It usually helps to turn that one around and ask the interviewer how they would like it answered - should you assume you're still with your current employer, or with a new company? Or perhaps ask the interviewer in response, if I were hired by your organization what would my career path be? As an HR professional, I never ask this question, there are too many variables. But if asked - I would focus on my desires for personal and professional growth, continued education & learning... the things I actually have control over and don't need to make assumptions in order to outline the path.

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    - -.

    For a sales interview...the interviewer picks up a pencil and says "sell me this." So random and pointless.

  • Aimee A.

    Aimee

    Aimee A.

    Freelance Writer

    For a sales position, "You're not planning on having a baby are you?" Yikes.

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