Most Asked Job Interview Questions. .. At interview... "tell me about your dream job" me: "one sec, lemme pull up funnyjunk on your computer..." Job Interview questions


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User avatar #3 - hoogleking (08/29/2013) [-]
At interview... "tell me about your dream job" me: "one sec, lemme pull up funnyjunk on your computer..."
User avatar #24 - muffintime (08/29/2013) [-]
What is your dream?
Well It was to make it to the NHL, but that didn't work out so well so I guess i'm stuck here, eh?

What is your weakness? I can't ******* skate.
#30 - infinitereaper (08/29/2013) [-]
Let's not forget providing your 3 masters degrees from Harvard, blood samples, and at least 2 years of study in Imperial Chinese.
#39 to #30 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
And then have them tell you you're underqualified.
User avatar #34 to #20 - xsap (08/29/2013) [-]
4 more and i level up!
#1 - underlois (08/28/2013) [-]
Favouriting this for further use
#4 to #1 - taurusguy (08/29/2013) [-]
Or you could, you know, save the image and keep it somewhere safe
User avatar #5 to #4 - underlois (08/29/2013) [-]
My computer is most likely about to die + If I get a new one I wouldn't keep the hard drive due to soo much porn and/or viruses...

Soo its best if I just favorite this...
#6 to #5 - taurusguy (08/29/2013) [-]
How much porn do you have? Ive got about 200gigs, and im not worrying
User avatar #13 - teleamachus (08/29/2013) [-]
271 favorites and 70 thumbs. The community: "I'll see if this is funny later."
User avatar #18 to #13 - amegaara (08/29/2013) [-]
more like "ill use this when needed but im not really sure its funny"
User avatar #27 - theashenwhiteness (08/29/2013) [-]
Qi - BJs, Job Interviews, and Politeness

User avatar #29 to #27 - mizzdepp (08/29/2013) [-]
I just saw the clip again yesterday when I had to apply for jobs and remembered some good advice from Stephen Fry.
User avatar #19 - silverzepher (08/29/2013) [-]
well this is a good bunch of bull. sure i only had 3 interviews and 2 jobs, but this does not have the true question that i have been asked every time i went, and that question is "tell me a story about this situation" and they ask it at least 3 times, and all slightly different. another thing about this is that it is taking the fact that you only applied to this place, and not the 50 others as well, it also ignores the fact that you want the interview as soon as possible so the next day, or their soonest opening. i have found that it is easier to not stress about the interview and allow it to take its own course. you also have to have open body language, you shouldn't treat it like a test, if you look stressed, or you act like you know everything you won't get the job, they don't want to hire someone who is going to try and get their job, they are looking for good little grunts to do their job for them.
#37 - spiadk (08/29/2013) [-]
Ehh, as someone who's interviewed applicants before. I can assure you that this is horrible advice. Interviewers see right through this kind of ******** . Just try to be honest and relaxed. Sure, don't show your crazy, but don't tell me what exactly what you think I want to hear. It's an automatic write-off.
#36 - roshe (08/29/2013) [-]
i actually have an interview in a week, so thanks op, this will help
#26 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
Just answer them what they want to hear
#25 - anon (08/29/2013) [-]
Yeah I'll just go ahead and memorize all 35 of these, no prob.
User avatar #15 - chaossniper (08/29/2013) [-]
thanks, there is a question that is often asked for engineers and it isn"t mentionned
Q- how much do you think we should pay you
A-(i don't know anyone would help me here)
#23 to #15 - kingpongthedon (08/29/2013) [-]
Something vague like, "I don't expect much starting out, but I hope that once I become a full-fledged member of the XXX family, I will earn a wage reflecting the effort I've put into this company." Never give a definite answer.
User avatar #31 to #23 - chaossniper (08/29/2013) [-]
some people will see that as a lack of confidence
#38 to #31 - kingpongthedon (08/29/2013) [-]
Every HR person I've ever talked to says it's the right answer. Given that they're the people doing the hiring, I tend to take their word for it. Here's the rationale I've heard behind it:

1. It doesn't show a lack of confidence, it shows you're realistic. You're new to the company and neither of you has any idea what your actual value to them will be. They're taking a risk on hiring you, and this is you acknowledging that and thanking them for it.

2. Most likely, whoever hires you will start you at a low wage and then after a trial period, they'll increase your wages somehow, either directly, through bonuses, or whatever. This is you preempting that conversation and shows you already have some idea of how most businesses operate and are okay with that practice.

3. It shows you believe in hard work to get ahead. Pretty self-explanatory as to why a business will see that as a pro.

4. It does show confidence. You are basically saying you're worth much more than they're willing to pay you and are going to prove it to them.

5. But not too much confidence. They are hiring you, and this reflects that. You accept that the business is ultimately in charge of how things are done. You're going to come in and do what your supervisor asks because he is the boss. They don't want anybody who's going to come in and start making demands. You're just basically saying that you accept that they're the ones in charge.

6. They know what a decent salary in your field is and they know you know, too. If they think you're a good candidate, somebody else probably will too. They know that if they don't offer enough, you'll go find someplace else that will. If they really want you, they'll offer a decent wage, simple as that.
#43 to #41 - kingpongthedon (08/29/2013) [-]
Awesome, thank you, any chance I could trouble you for a glass of milk to go with it? Finished all mine this morning.
#42 to #38 - kingpongthedon (08/29/2013) [-]
(Didn't get to finish, had to go pick up a drunk friend right quick)

Ultimately, you gotta remember that when you go into a job interview, you're showing your communication skills. They already have a good idea what your skill level is from your resume and they probably already think you're qualified for the job in that respect if you've gotten to the interview stage. I'm sure you've heard a thousand times that companies are increasingly placing more value on "people skills" in engineering, and it often seems trivial to engineers who only want to deal with facts and numbers. But in reality, a lack of people skills in the engineering department can be a multi-million dollar problem for many of these companies (see the MCO and countless other examples).
User avatar #14 - hockeykicksass (08/29/2013) [-]
now you post this the day after i had an interview i got the job so i dont really care
User avatar #7 - anonymoose (08/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, number 4, an interviewer can detect those ******** strengths in disguise and will dislike you for trying to outsmart the answer. Be honest about weaknesses, but try and make them seem less significant than they are.
User avatar #9 to #7 - EvilNutter (08/29/2013) [-]
you actually have a point, it does show that you are aware of these weaknesses, but also go on to explain how you are trying to improve upon them.
#51 - wormwithtoothache (08/29/2013) [-]
Interview tomorrow, I felt this was meant to be...
User avatar #48 - tiaatortilla (08/29/2013) [-]
#47 - Chitzu (08/29/2013) [-]
I'll favorite this for when I'm doing something with my life.
I'll favorite this for when I'm doing something with my life.

User avatar #46 - acetracer (08/29/2013) [-]
NEVER state weaknesses that are strenghts. don't say things like "i prepare to much" or "i''m a perfectionist"... just state weaknesses that kind of connect to the field you work at, but wouldn't hinder you doing your job. for example if you work in IT don't say that you are distracted easily, say that you are interested in a lot of different things, and that you find it hard deciding in what to specialize. that may be bad if they are looking for a person who exclusively works with linux systems from 1998 set up in uganda, but ussualy in IT it's better to know the essentials of everything than to know everything from one thing and nothing from the rest (google is your friend). on the other hand of course don't say that if the job is something where you need a very specific skillset.
User avatar #45 - herbolifee (08/29/2013) [-]
Not saying this is bad, but in my experience it just works out better either way if you're being yourself, and open about yourself.


You get the job: This is because you're genuinely suitable for the job, and they know exactly why they got you. You won't often disappoint them because they know what to count on

You don't get the job: This means you're just not suitable for the job, or for the company. If you don't fit in with the company itself you'll experience a negative atmosphere which affect your productivity. In the long run you wouldn't have been happy there anyways.

So take it from a guy who's had multiple jobs / internships, just be yourself, calm, and confident it your strengths. If you don't get the job, it's usually not your fault, you simply don't fit in the desired locations.
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