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Do Tell: What's your Least Favorite Interview Question?

Do Tell: What's your Least Favorite Interview Question?


I don't know many people that enjoy going on job interviews -- I for one have always said I would rather go on a blind date, which I hate almost as much! It's those tough personal questions that get you every time. So since we have all been there a few times, ladies do tell, what do you think is the most uncomfortable interview question?

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laura32 laura32 7 years
I hate salary expectation question the most. Several times I was not sure how much the company can afford. After I joined the company, I sadly found out I was underpay and should ask more. I got an offer a few days ago. Luckily this time I found a website (http://www.jpsdata.com) with the detail salary information about my job titile, suprisingly detail. I called them back and gave them several examples of higher salary than the offer. Finally they match the higher salary. I feel so good this time.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? followed by:Do you have any questions for me?
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? followed by: Do you have any questions for me?
imLissy imLissy 9 years
My least favorite: where do you see yourself in five years? um... I dunno, depends if I get this job or not.Weirdest: Would you be OK with wearing a hard hat? (I'm a programmer). I said yes. I think I would look awfully cute in a hard hat.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
My least favorite: where do you see yourself in five years? um... I dunno, depends if I get this job or not. Weirdest: Would you be OK with wearing a hard hat? (I'm a programmer). I said yes. I think I would look awfully cute in a hard hat.
Advah Advah 9 years
I usually dread the weaknesses one, but a friend of mine who helped her boss give interviews gave me a couple of v useful answers: "I am a perfectionist and find it difficult to decide it is time to stop working on this project" and then you add the "but in my previous job/this part of my studies I learnt how to work on it blablabla". The other one is "I am too nice/can never say no" and of course you go on saying how, although it's not a natural skill, you learnt from your previous job.
Lorrie30 Lorrie30 9 years
I have been working since I started college. This is my last year then i'm out.
kiwisox kiwisox 9 years
"What is your dream car and why?" Why does my interviewer care?! When I am interviewing, I always look at the many reasons people ask these questions and it makes me nervous.
bugness bugness 9 years
I hate the "why do you want to work for us" question too. i had an interview on Tuesday and ended up answering with this long drawn-out rambly answer about the creative process, and then the interviewer kind of turned it around with "at our branch, we don't do a lot of glamorous work"but the other question that i think i always fail at is, "do you have any more questions for us?" because i'm always so overwhelmed with information and nerves that i can't think of a question. and then i feel dumb and wonder if they think less of me.
bugness bugness 9 years
I hate the "why do you want to work for us" question too. i had an interview on Tuesday and ended up answering with this long drawn-out rambly answer about the creative process, and then the interviewer kind of turned it around with "at our branch, we don't do a lot of glamorous work" but the other question that i think i always fail at is, "do you have any more questions for us?" because i'm always so overwhelmed with information and nerves that i can't think of a question. and then i feel dumb and wonder if they think less of me.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I haven't been on a job interview in nine years, and I hope to not have to go on another one anytime soon. But I hate the money questions.
oceanbreeze oceanbreeze 9 years
ugh, i had my first interview ever yesterday."if you were an animal, what would you be?"uhhhh a white tiger so i could bite your head off and make sure you never ask that question again?
oceanbreeze oceanbreeze 9 years
ugh, i had my first interview ever yesterday. "if you were an animal, what would you be?" uhhhh a white tiger so i could bite your head off and make sure you never ask that question again?
candy-apple candy-apple 9 years
meganekko- i've definitly had that one! i love the construction industry.. ;)no, i think the worst was: "are you comfortable working from a rooftop...? good.... in the rain? yes, good... on an island with no phone or electricity? with my team of guys? for a week-long project?... do you have a sleeping bag? .... NO?!" good times.. :)oh and i also hate the weakness question, i'm always soooo tempted to put on my smuggest air and say "i work too hard!"
candy-apple candy-apple 9 years
meganekko- i've definitly had that one! i love the construction industry.. ;) no, i think the worst was: "are you comfortable working from a rooftop...? good.... in the rain? yes, good... on an island with no phone or electricity? with my team of guys? for a week-long project?... do you have a sleeping bag? .... NO?!" good times.. :) oh and i also hate the weakness question, i'm always soooo tempted to put on my smuggest air and say "i work too hard!"
meganekko meganekko 9 years
"are you comfortable working on a ladder."uh.. sure i am. ha... ha... no not at all.
meganekko meganekko 9 years
"are you comfortable working on a ladder." uh.. sure i am. ha... ha... no not at all.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
"Why do you want to work with us?"cuz you pay and the job doesn't sound horrible. What do you want from me?
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
"Why do you want to work with us?" cuz you pay and the job doesn't sound horrible. What do you want from me?
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Just an FYI--normally when interviewers ask for a time you failed, they want to see that you can admit when y ou have made a mistake, and see that you can learn from that experince. It shows you aren't stuck on yourself, and are able to identify when you may need to work at something. Since no one is perfect, no one should be embarassed by this...think up one at home that you don't mind sharing...then bring it with you (in your head of course)
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
What are your weaknesses?
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
What are your weaknesses?
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 9 years
never talk money before they do!
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 9 years
As for salary-just say-"well, I am not sure of the salary range, so I would like to hear more about the job and it's requirements before we discuss salary." and NEVER, NEVER< bring up money until they do first!
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 9 years
As for salary-just say-"well, I am not sure of the salary range, so I would like to hear more about the job and it's requirements before we discuss salary." and NEVER, NEVER< bring up money until they do first!
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