The Big Question
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The interview process can be grueling. Recruiters can ask questions that really test the job candidate's nerves. We wanted to her about some of the toughest interview questions you've faced. Here's what some of you had to say:
"How many days off would you give your employees a year?"
-J.R., Chicago "It wasn't really a question but he gave me a scenario over which employee I would fire. He gave me three different types of people and why they should lose their jobs. And I to pick which one I would fire. It was very bizarre and actually kind of depressing."
-Helen W., Park Ridge "He gave me that stupid trick question, the one that asked what kind of tree you would be if you were a tree. I think he might even asked me the same question about a dog. I got the job offer but I didn't take the job."
-O.E., Buffalo Grove "How would you describe yourself to a blind person. I actually think that one might have been a little over the top when it comes to HR. I probably should have filed a complaint."
-Irene F., Mokena "He was asking me questions about how I dealt with conflict in my marriage. He said it would tell him how I dealt with people at work. I told him I didn't deal with it too well since my wife left me about two weeks before the interview."
-S.E., Glenview "The toughest question I was ever asked was to tell my interviewer why I thought I should have his job in five years."
-V.C., Jefferson Park
"Why should I hire you when you worked for our competitor, which we routinely destroy in sales?"
-Gary F., Palos Hills "I was asked by a guy why I should get hired over the previous candidate who was in his office at the time, who went to Harvard. He made us go head-to-head about our qualifications for the job. I actually schooled the guy when it came to qualifications and made myself look like the much better candidate, but I didn't get the job."
-Ron N., Chicago
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