The Worst Answers to Common Job Interview Questions

A bizarre job interview

What should you wear to an interview? “Something” is a good start.

There’s some great advice out there for doing well at job interviews. This is not that advice. These answers are guaranteed to remove you from further consideration.

Tell me about yourself.

Why? What have you heard?

Why did you leave your last job?

Security said I had to.

What is your greatest strength?

Optimism in the face of repeated failure.

What is your greatest weakness?

Fear of spiders. Wait, does this job involve spiders? Then I’m OK with spiders. Really — I swear I am. [shudders]

Tell me about a time you overcame adversity.

I once rolled three natural 20s to defeat a mountain troll in the Caves of Chaos. He was wielding a +2 vorpal sword, and all I had was leather armor and a Bag of Holding. But, with some imaginative footwork and a few lucky rolls of the dice, I defeated him soundly and earned an outrageous number of experience points. Booyah! Continue reading

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