So I’ve been doing a lot of interviewing this year. Not so much on the receiving end but, on the end where I need to ask probing questions to see if you really know what your talking about or you’re just BS-ing. Believe me there is a lot of BS-ing going on.
I’m amazed at the times people think that if they say a wrong answer with authority it makes it true. Not so much. There is also nothing wrong with saying “I don’t know”. Unless of course it’s to every question.
So without further a-do here are the top 5 funniest (sad) interview answers I’ve received.
- Q: Some technical question
A: I knew you were going to ask me that. Ugh but, I still don’t know the answer.
Wow, your psychic abilities did not help you here.
- Q: Can you explain what SQL injection is?
A: SQL Injection is injecting some SQL in a variable so I can use it later.I was dumbfounded as was no longer able to complete the interview.
- Q: How many Starbucks are there in Austin?
A: Well there are probably 100 roads… and there is a Starbucks on every other block… so 13.What? That is just wrong on so many levels.
- Q: Why did you leave your last job?
A: I’d rather not say.
Q: Why is that?
A: It was bad.
- Q: Follow up question about his last boss
A: He was an idiot.
Q: So I would be you’re new idiot boss?
A: Only if you don’t hire me.
I’m not sure that’s where he wanted to go. He was not hired.
That’s it for now I’m sure I’ll get more than enough for another blog post. What are some of the worst responses you have received?