Meg (slaneyder) wrote in thequestionclub,
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TQC, I hate bad interviewees. Don't get me wrong: candidates that actually have potential make for pleasant interviews. But if somebody's application and references check out, but they turn out to be a complete and utter waste of time, it really kind of aggravates me.

What are some strange interview-like questions I can ask that will get them to go away quickly?

Edit: The reason I ask is because I gave 5 interviews today. One was impressive, two were decent, one was just okay, and one made me want to pull my own hair out.

When I asked the kid "Why should I hire you? What makes you a good employee?", he stared at his shoes for at least 28 seconds, and then responded, "I thought about that question before I came here...and I really don't have an answer for that."

Side question: Don't they teach interview etiquette in schools anymore?!
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