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Bizarre interview questions heard by hiring managers

Posted on February 14th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

While the majority of job candidates enter an interview with the intention of being professional, some interviewees may have a skewed judgment of what is appropriate to ask.

In a recent survey by Office Team, a staffing service, HR administration managers were asked to share the most unusual or surprising question they were asked during an interview. Some of the notable responses include:

• Do I have to be at work every day?

• What color is the paint in this office?
 
• Can my husband finish this test for me?

• Do you have a job for my partner?

• How do you think I did on the interview?

• Some more intriguing and amusing questions were:

• Do you allow midday naps?

• Can I have three weeks off every three months to pursue my music career?

More than 650 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the U.S. and Canada were surveyed by Office Team. 

When conducting an interview it’s important for employers and supervisors to remain professional, even if they are confronted with an extremely strange question or response. It’s important to thoroughly research each candidate and prepare specific questions before the meeting.

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