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16 Stupid Tech Job Interview Questions: Show Your Snark
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anon5781225738
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1/20/2014 | 10:17:03 AM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
I would ask: What model of 747?  What is the size of the jellybean? What has the carrier doen to the aircraft's interior? Are there any people on board?  What is the average mass of the occupants?  Etc...  If the interviewer can't answer one of the questions accurately, the question is moot.
ytjameslee
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1/20/2014 | 1:20:41 AM
Zappo's at number 1!
Not surprised to see Zappo's on this list.  I had a phone interview with them once and they actually asked me on a scale of 1 to 10, how weird did I think I was?  The whole interview was just bizarre.
RussellC169
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1/20/2014 | 12:28:49 AM
Re: Those logic puzzles, ugh
Then I would say you answered the question correctly.

 

Avoiding a job where arbitary limitations were set to get the "right" answer.
DarrenD418
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1/19/2014 | 10:15:52 PM
Re: Those logic puzzles, ugh
Apart from any possible mathematical dubiousness, passing papers around and adding/subtracting numbers is STILL TELLING EACH OTHER YOUR SALARY. Just because you obfuscate it with hashes and additions/subtractions DOES NOT CHANGE THE FUNDAMENTAL FACT YOU ARE TELLING EVERYONE ELSE YOUR SALARY.

I'm not yelling at you, just sharing my frustration with stupid interview questions that I have gone through myself.
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1/19/2014 | 4:26:58 PM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
I wonder how most interviewers take it when they are stumped or thrown a curve ball by an answer to a question they've asked. If you ask an oddball question and get an even more bizarre answer, that shows creativity on the part of the applicant, right?
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Ariella,
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1/18/2014 | 6:37:24 PM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
@jagibbons that would prove they are even bigger Trek fans than the questioner, right? I know nothing about Archer and only a bit about Pike (seemed a bit more like Kirk than Picard).  Of course, a real geek would have to take Spock or Data as a role model. 
jagibbons
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1/18/2014 | 8:25:45 AM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
@Ariela, what would it say about someone who answered Archer or even Christopher Pike? I've never thought of myself as a great interviewer, but I've never asked or been asked any questions as idiotic as these, so I guess that's a good sign.
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1/18/2014 | 3:01:31 AM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
@Marilyn LOL I would have said Flying Leg Kick
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asksqn,
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1/18/2014 | 2:57:36 AM
Re: Your worst interview questions?
Q. If you were a color which would it be and why? A. I then broke out into the following chorus >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Shane M. O'Neill
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1/17/2014 | 5:39:20 PM
Trick question
"Are you a tactician or a strategist?" Not a stupid question, but a trick question because the job was a strategic role. If you said tactician you were cooked. I didn't bite. I said strategist.

But still didn't get the job.

Maybe I should have said I'm a tactical strategist. Or perhaps a strategic tactician?

 
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