The objective of a job interview is to try understand the skill sets and work style of the applicant, however interviewers often struggle to ask the correct questions. It is very difficult for an interviewer to an individual’s future job performance in the limited time of a job interview.
It is the mission of the the hiring manager to ascertain the job candidate’s talents and skills, but more often than not, the hiring manager does not have the experience to conduct a job interview or know what to ask. There are some interviewers who are very skilled and well trained and ask the right questions. However, the vast majority of interviewers are no skilled and tend to ask very stupid questions.
HR managers and small business owners usually ask the right questions. But sometimes, interviewers try too hard and get creative and ask off-beat, sometimes offending and illegal questions.
There are negative questions which are in fact trap questions. If you answer these then are digging your into a deep hole. Then there are basically dumb and stupid questions. For negative questions, you should try telling a story about a challenge you faced at a previous job and explain you overcame it. For stupid questions, you should just say that you do not have an immediate answer.
Here are some of those questions:
- What don’t you about work?
- What is it about that you dread?
- Is there there anyone else you would recommend for this job position?
- What is your favorite color?
- Why do you want to work for our company?
- Describe your sex life?
- Do you have any drawbacks? if yes, describe them.
- How much do you want to earn?
- Describe a period in your career that you felt was tough?
- If you had the chance to invite any historical figure to dinner, who would it be?
- What was your first love?
- What do you typically dream about?
- Do you think size really matters?
- How does your partner or family feel about you working long hours?
- What is your race?
- Are you planning on having children and starting a family?
- Are you planning on getting married?
- Are you expecting?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- What is the color of success?
Many of the questions asked in job interviews are not actually helpful in predicting how well an individual will perform in a job. Instead of finding the best candidate for the job, they end up finding individuals who are good at selling themselves in job interviews.