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A job interview is often a situation where we feel at our most nervous. Despite all the research and preparation, sometimes you will say something in an interview and afterwards wonder, “Where did those interview answers come from?”
I remember as a student going for an interview with an electronics retailer as a sales assistant and mistakenly thought it would amuse the interviewer if I confessed to being a kleptomaniac. Strangely the quip backfired and I didn’t get the job.
With this in mind, I’ve put together 10 of the silliest interview answers.
It would be great to hear if you have an example of the silliest interview answers you have given and you can leave your example below the blog.
Interview answers: “The problem was that we hated each other and the resolution was violence resulting us both being sacked.”
Interview answers: [He said] ‘Well, as you can see, I’m a young, virile man and I’m single – if you ladies know what I’m saying.’ Then he looked at one of the fair-haired board members and said, ‘I particularly like blondes.’
Interview answers: “Not much, why don’t you fill me in?”
Interview answers: “Tall, dark and handsome.”
Interview answers: “Can you book me a taxi?”
Interview answers: “If I get a job offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?”
Interview answers: “I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for it to be replaced.”
Interview answers: “Well my best example would be in the world of online video gaming. I pretty much run the show; it takes a lot to do that.”
Interview answers: “I have a problem with authority.”
Interview answers: “I often have trouble oversleeping and getting out of bed in the morning”
As they answered the phone, they said, “Hold on, I’m in a bar, let me just finish this beer and go outside”. When he got outside he said that he felt drunker than he thought he would be and could we reschedule the interview. He was never contacted again.