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It is the candidate’s job to impress interviewers with the perfect answers during job interviews, but sometimes the questions the HR team asks can be meaningless or just downright stupid.
Here are the six most annoying interview questions and uninspiring answers to them, as shared by candidates on Hong Kong Discussion Group.
Question 1: You majored in XXX, why did you apply for this position?
Candidate’s thought: Who cares what I studied as long as I am capable of doing the job.
Question 2: How can you contribute to the company?
Candidate’s thought: I have not been offered the job yet, what do you expect me to say?
Question 3: Are you aware of the job duties of the position?
Candidate’s thought: You are the interviewer, you should be more familiar with the job description than me.
Question 4: What kind of challenges would you anticipate to face when you are on the job?
Candidate’s thought: Again, I have not been offered the job yet, what do you expect me to say?
Question 5: What are your weaknesses?
Candidate’s thought: My weakness is having to tolerate these silly questions from you.
Question 6: How do you spend your time while you are out of work?
Candidate’s thought: Hunting for a job.
Every organisation has different talent needs, so these questions are not entirely pointless. However, it is worth reviewing their relevancy with the team.
Given today’s candidate-focused recruitment market, don’t hesitate to check with your HR team how asking the right questions can contribute to identifying the best person for the job openings at your organisation.