Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How to answer weird, "trick" job interview questions

In the Forbes article 'The Weirdest Job Interview Questions And How To Handle Them,' Susan Adams interviews Rusty Rueff, author of Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. Rueff offers advice on how to answer oddball, weird interview questions.

I agree with the theory that 'trick' interview questions can be either an opportunity to show your potential employer your problem solving skills by going through your thought process out loud while answering a question like 'how would you move Mount Fuji,' or a chance to show your future bosses your personality by answering an oddball questions like 'what is your favorite comedian and why.' has compiled a list of odd interview questions in their website, but the more valuable part is their database of interview reviews submitted by job searchers. Reviews are sorted by type of job and company. This looks like an invaluable resource for project managers preparing for a job interview at Apple, Google, IBM, RIM, Infosys and other companies. The database is here:


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  3. I experienced a trick job interview after graduating in college. Since I didn't have any experience at all that time, the interview questions ended in just a matter of 5 minutes. It's because I didn't know how to answer such questions. I got nervous and everything went black out. I didn't say anything and I thought I have ended my dream job. Fortunately, I found so many interesting tips from the internet on how to answer on a job interview. I also found tricks on how to create a killer resume and you can check this link right here.