Today, my friends, we take the Weekly Question of the Week up a notch. Call it Phase Two. Exciting, right? Darn right. Just wait until Phase Three. It involves lasers.
Here’s the new dealio:
- I’ll give you a question, or scenario, or maybe even sometimes a visual prompt.
- You provide an answer. You may answer as many times as you like.
- Then, I’ll put my personal faves to a vote for the best response.
- The winner of that will get a HUGE PRIZE!! By which I mean he or she will be my featured blogger for the week! Also he or she will receive a lifetime supply of Turtle wax! But not really.
Oh, it’s going to be ever so much fun, isn’t it? Being a featured blogger on The Byronic Man would be, as Peter Pan said, an “awfully big adventure!”
No, wait, that was death. Um, you know what? Scratch that last part.
It’ll be fun, is my point. And fun, as we all know my friends, is fun.
So, we’ve all been to job interviews; we’ve all endured awful questions. A friend of mine had an interview this week in which she was asked “How many barbers would it take to cut every man in Chicago’s hair?” And it wasn’t a rhetorical riddle, along the lines of “How much wood could a woochuck chuck?”. The point is, you never know what’s coming.
Maybe it’s a question about clothing, or past experience. Maybe it’s about how “comfortable” we are with certain conditions. Regardless, we smile and answer in a way that’s perky, confident, and a bald-faced lie.
But what would it take to crack through that armor? For your Weekly Question of the Week this week, What’s the worst question you could be asked at a job interview?
- “Turtle Wax,” by Lisa Bardot, Flickr, 2007
- “Uniformed Man At Desk,” by University of Idaho Digital Initiatives, Flickr, 2011