Friday, September 3, 2010

Weird job interview questions

A student told me recently about a job interview, in which a UMass alum was asking the questions.

One of his questions: "Which slice of pizza do you always choose when you go to Antonio's?"

Now this might have been a nice UMass-connecting ice-breaker.

Or it could reveal something deep and dark about the job applicant. Say she answered: "pesto with artichoke hearts." Did that reveal her to be a weak-kneed liberal? And would that destroy her job chances? And what if she had just said "plain cheese." Would he think she was uncreative?

Who knows? All this is just a prelude to this link to Joe Grimm's latest Poynter column on What Do Potential Employers Really Want to Know When They Ask You...

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