Answering questions to 100% satisfaction of the interviewer does require a stroke of good luck and needless to say some quick-thinking.
Recollecting my own experiences, during one interview, the interviewer threw a complex mathematical question at me, expecting me to calculate the answer entirely in my head. Having done most of my calculations on an excel sheet over the last few years, I was stumped and without realizing had started to stare up at the roof of the interview room.
The interviewer promptly barked at me ( he had one of those awful barking voices), “The answer is not written on the ceiling, its in your head”.
Gulp! Young, relatively new to the world of interviews and nervous as hell I told myself, “Come on you can do this!”
And just like a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat, I managed to pull out the right answer on that fateful day and bagged the job!
So keeping in line with the theme for today, here are some jokes and an engaging video clip, on passing a job interview with flying colors.
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?
Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.
He simply answered: “I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”
Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
One day a man tried to get a job at a great company.
He passed every test with flying colours.
At the final interview part, the CEO told him that his constant blinking would bother customers.
“I can fix that with some Aspirin. Just take some and I’ll be better in a second,” the man replies
He reaches into his pocket and pulls condom after condom out until he finds the Aspirin.
The CEO immediately says “We don’t approve of womanizing!”
The guy says “Oh! No! Have you ever tried to ask a pharmacist for aspirin while you’re winking?”