It’s hard to find Scott Disick-level talent when the questions you’re asking go something like: “Why did you decide to apply for this position?” and “Tell me about a time when things didn’t go your way”.
Here are six fresh arrows for your interview quiver:
1. Please draw a horse
“What? What do you mean I don’t have a whiteboard or anywhere to draw it? Your cover letter said you were a proactive problem solver. Get out of my sight.”
2. Have you ever Instagrammed your feet?
“Ew. FYI: That is firmly against company culture.”
3. Which fruit is best?
“Strawberries: Traditional but solid, good. Raspberries: Free-spirited, open-minded, yes that’s good. Kiwi: Who are you? Probably not getting the job. Andy Cohen: You. Are. So. Hired!!!!!!”
4. Which line from a rap song best describes your biggest weakness?
- I like bad bitches, that’s my fuckin’ problem.
- I use the arrogance as the steam that powers my dreams.
- 100 muthafuckas can’t tell me nothin’, I beez in the trap…beez beez in the trap
- God forgives. I don’t.
5. Other than King Arthur, who were the other six Knights of the Round Table?
Possible follow up: What would you have done if you couldn’t remove the sword in the stone?
Note: In any job, you’re going to need to bullshit. This interview question also offers honor, chivalry, knighthood or Game of Thrones as potential creative conversation tangents.
If you were a puppy, would you prefer to wrestle, or be pet?
Note: Clearly defines preferred work management style. Additionally, if he/she completely drifts off after you say “puppy”, you know he/she has a short attention span and probably lacks attention to detail. If it’s a marketing position and he/she brings up this commercial, it’s all ova. Offer time.