I haven’t looked for a traditional job for years–I’ve been self-employed for the past 8. But, yesterday a recruiter sent me a job description for a job that actually fit my talents, was in my local area, and that I was qualified for. This never happens. I get lots of info from recruiters in Connecticut (I live almost 4,000 miles from Connecticut, but some database somewhere has me with a Connecticut zip code), and lots of recruiters asking if I’d be interested in jobs that I wouldn’t be remotely qualified for, so this was a bit of a shock.
In considering whether or not to consider the position, I took a look at few “top job interview questions” articles and decided that nope, I could never get through a typical job interview anymore. Here are some of the questions I found and the answers I’d give.
- How many times do a clock’s hands overlap in a day? I don’t know, I look at the time on my phone like everyone else, even though I wear a watch.
- Tell me 10 ways to use a pencil other than writing. Pulling my hair back, murder, and 8 other things.
- Sell me this pencil. Psst, buddy, wanna buy a pencil? You can use it for 10 different things other than writing.
To keep reading, click here: Why I Would Make a Terrible Traditional Candidate
Also, for fun, give me an interview question in the comments and the way you wish you could answer it.