Copyright 2005 Joel Vance
If you want to get that amazing new job, you are first going to have to learn the answers to common job interview questions. The majority of the interview questions that you have thrown at you will be typical interview fare, but a company may decide to throw you a curve ball in the form of a crazy job interview question. This is starting to happen more and more, it is becoming quite a trend actually, so you need to take some time to learn what these interview questions might be so that you can answer them quickly and in a manner that leads to you getting the job.
There is a method to an employer's madness when they use an 'out of the ordinary' job interview question - and that's to get you thinking fast. In most cases the employer is testing you to see if you can think on your feet or if you are creative enough to work well in this job position. If the interviewer doesn't think you have what it takes because of your answers to the job interview questions, then you will not get the position.
Before you go into any job interview try to keep an open mind. Prep your imagination a bit to get it flowing freely just in case you get some of these crazy job interview questions asked of you. You can't afford to freeze up during an interview; because if you do, it is all over. So go in prepared, or at least as prepared as you can be.
Here are a few of the strange and yet rather common job interview questions that you may run across:
Q) If you were an animal what kind of animal would you choose to be?
Choose an animal that is efficient at everything that it does and one that is often very busy.
Q) What kind of fruit would you be?
You should choose a fruit that tastes good in a fruit salad along with many other fruits. This can be used to show that you are a team player who works well with others all of the time.
Q) What would be the very first thing that you would do if you won the lottery?
This is a gauge of your priorities. Whatever you do don't say you would quit your job.
Think about the answers to these sorts of job interview questions before you go into the interview. This way even if these particular interview questions don't get asked you will still have an idea of the types of answers that you should be giving.
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Article Added on Tuesday, January 3, 2006
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