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Stupid Interview Questions

Great article by John Zapp at ERE “Odd ball interview questions”.  I did respond with this comment on interview questions.

“Hi John, We haven’t spoken in a while but I flagged this article last week because it caught my attention.  So, good job in getting my attention 🙂  I think everyone is drawn to stupid interview questions.  I think a standup comic could make a good living on just this single theme.  But the truth is that we have them because the interview concept gets flawed when we have the wrong person doing the interviewing. The person doing the interviewing with questions like these seems to me to get a little too much enjoyment out of surprising or embarrassing the candidate. I personally could never ask such a question and I am not known to be timid or shy.  It is just a matter of respect for another human being.”