Employers’ wacky interview questions
|August 15, 2010||Posted by admin under DECLARE - Network/Interview|
Employers’ wacky interview questions By Anne Fisher
FORTUNE — Dear Annie: I’ve been lucky enough to get several job interviews in the past couple of months, and I’ve noticed something strange about all of them, which is that the hiring managers have posed what I would call trick questions.
Yesterday an interviewer asked me, “If you were an animal, what animal would you be?” I was so surprised that it took me a few minutes to come up with an answer. I said I was like a dog, “loyal to a fault” — which made sense, since I stayed with my last employer for 17 years, despite having had other offers — but I couldn’t really tell from his reaction if that was a good response or not.