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Work Related Jokes-6
1. Memorable Interviews
Hiring managers shared these 43 memorable interview responses:
Why did you leave your last job?
Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it?
What kind of computer software have you used?
What are your hobbies and interests?
Why should we hire you?
They answered on asking "Do you have any questions?"
"If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?"
"What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it's raining? Can
you pick me up?"
"I was a Chamber of Commerce Executive once hiring a secretary. [The candidate
asked] 'What does a Chamber of Commerce do?'"
"Can we wrap this up fairly quickly? I have someplace I have to go."
"What is your company's policy on Monday absences?"
"If this doesn't work out can I call you to go out sometime?"
"How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate? I hear it's some
"[The candidate asked,] 'Can my dad call you to talk about the job and
the training program? He is really upset I'm not going to medical school and
wants someone to explain the Wall Street path to him.' The dad did call. Then
that dad's friends called and I ended up doing a conference call with a group
of concerned parents ... long story."
"If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?"
"When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public
drunkenness arrests come up?"
"Can I get a tour of the breast pumping room? I heard you have a great one
here and while I don't plan on having children for at least 10 or 12 years, I will
definitely breast feed and would want to use that room."
"So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?"
On asking "Why are you leaving your current job?"
"I was fired from my last job because they were forcing me to attend
anger management classes."
On asking "Why are you looking for a job?"
"My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I'm here."
On asking "Why do you want to work for us?"
"My old boss didn't like me, so one day, I just left and never came back.
And here I am!"
"I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?"
What are your assets? (as in strengths)
And "What are your weaknesses?
"I had a job candidate tell me that she often oversleeps and has trouble
getting out of bed in the morning."
"I am an alcoholic and do not deserve this job."
"I'm really not a big learner. You know ... some people love learning
and are always picking up new things, but that's just not me. I'd much rather
work at a place where the job is pretty stagnant and doesn't change a lot."
When have you demonstrated leadership skills?
Is there anything else I should know about you?
When can you start?
Use three adjectives to describe yourself
Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it?
Have you submitted your two weeks' notice to your current employer?
"[A] guy said he did not have a mailing address, as he was living in
a gypsy camp at the airport."
"I went into the lobby to pick up a candidate. As he stood up, his trousers
fell to the floor! [He said] 'Oh, my gosh -- they told me I needed a suit for the
interview. I've got no money -- so I borrowed this thing. It's too big!"
"Wow -- I'm not used to wearing dress shoes! My feet are killing me. Can I
show you these bloody blisters?"
"May I have a cup of coffee? I think I may still be a little drunk from last night."
(During a telephone call to schedule the interview) "Can we meet next month?
I am currently incarcerated. "
"[A candidate] was asked whether he could advocate impartially on behalf of
the various universities he would be representing since he had attended one of
them. He responded, 'Well, I don't like to poop where I eat, but I thought my
education sucked, so I certainly wouldn't put that school above the others.'"
Created by Sushma Gupta On May 27, 2001
Modified on 09/24/13