What is the worst question someone ever asked you during an interview?

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  1. Career Polish profile image61
    Career Polishposted 9 years ago

    What is the worst question someone ever asked you during an interview?

    Not all interviewers are good ones, and some of the questions they ask are just, well, stupid.  I have heard a lot, but I am sure there are plenty more out there!

  2. $MARCY profile image57
    $MARCYposted 9 years ago

    Did I meet you last night at the club??

  3. darringrella profile image59
    darringrellaposted 9 years ago

    How old are you? 

    Kind of a stupid one but one of the toughest to the EEOC and easiest questions to shut a company down or give significant fines (several million) just for the offense.

    Darrin
    www.theinterviewgods.com

  4. yes2truth profile image60
    yes2truthposted 9 years ago

    Do you want this job?

    I replied no, I want yours.

    I didn't get the job thank goodness and now, I can't even remember what the job was - it was that good!!!!!

  5. Skif profile image59
    Skifposted 9 years ago

    "Oh, you were in Iraq. How was it?"
    I honestly had no response.

  6. profile image59
    Rosa Bergerposted 9 years ago

    I have nothing to offer, but like the question a lot and will keep looking for answers.

  7. Ray Galindo profile image65
    Ray Galindoposted 9 years ago

    Why do you want to work here? Read my article.

  8. sashaoliver01 profile image58
    sashaoliver01posted 9 years ago

    I was asked many questions that I'm not sure was the worst here are a few: ( That is, if you don't mind.. )

    Bear in mind that these questions were asked at the same interview!

    1) If you could describe your personality in colors, what would it be and why?

    2) If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do with the money?

    3) Why are you interested in this job?

    4) Who else in this room do you think should get this job, besides yourself?

    These were only a few that I could remember.. !

  9. profile image54
    Liampapooseposted 8 years ago

    At an interview for an events sales coordinator position for a four star hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, the interviewer asked me, "Are your connections in this community such that hiring you will bring clients to us?"

  10. profile image0
    loriamooreposted 8 years ago

    The worst question/statement I was ever asked during a job interview went like this:

    "Don't you know that all jobs come with their own pile of (insert expletive here)?  Are you just trying to trade one pile of *&$% for another pile of &*@#?"

  11. profile image0
    Words by Mikeposted 8 years ago

    It was during a panel interview. The question was why are you more qualified than the candidate sitting next to you? I really felt like that was as awkward as it gets.

  12. philmaguire profile image74
    philmaguireposted 8 years ago

    The worst question I got asked was
    "How do I know that you will be loyal to me?"
    I replied, "Are you loyal to your employees?"
    He Said "No"
    So I replied, "If you are not loyal to them, why expect them to be loyal to you?"
    I got up and walked out.

  13. Island Hopper profile image60
    Island Hopperposted 8 years ago

    "What nationality are you?" and "Do you have children?" Of course, it's the South, so no wonder.

  14. profile image0
    Antoine Van Hoveposted 8 years ago

    I am about to marry. Do you think that is a good idea?
    :-)
    (joke)

  15. legallchew profile image59
    legallchewposted 7 years ago

    If your were talking to blind person, describe the color red?

  16. drbj profile image83
    drbjposted 7 years ago

    The absolutely worst question I have heard in a lifetime of interviewing was when the interviewer asked me: "What do you think of my interviewing style?"
    Would you say, if it was awful, that it was? It was, so I replied, "It's very interesting." End of statement. End of interview. No offer. Not surprised. But not disappointed!

 
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