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Bizarre HR: Candidates’ odd interview questions revealed



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Note to all job seekers: Asking the recruiter if they will go on a date with you is not an acceptable question to ask during an interview.

Yet according to a survey of 650 human resources managers by Office Team, a large number of job applicants can’t seem to draw the line between what is appropriate to ask – and what is downright weird.

The survey asked the HR respondents to list some of the most memorable questions ever posed by candidates and the responses ranged from the genuinely clueless to the outright bizarre.

Some of the more acceptable ones include, “Can I get every Tuesday off?” and “How much time do I have to put in?” Fortune reported.

However, some questions were bound to raise eyebrows including, “Is the boss single?”, “Do you allow midday naps?” and “What job is this for?”

Here are more of our favourites:

  • Do I have to be at work every day?
  • Would you go on a date with me?
  • Do you want to take a ride in my new car?
  • What colour is the paint in this office?
  • Can my husband finish this test for me?


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