The intellectual equivalent of a ham sandwich.

Recently I did some interviewing and some questions I encountered would brutally tough. Thankfully I’ve got an inside scoop and I was able to find out the answers, so here they are.

Good luck with your upcoming interviews! With these in mind, I know you’ll do great.

Q: what is the biggest difference between you and a star fish?

You might be tempted to talk about how you’re more proactive, or how you are more flexible, but no – the correct answer is that unlike a starfish, children would not be excited to stumble upon your dead body washed up onto the shore.

Q: Can you tell me five things wrong with this picture? (And then they show you a headshot of Danny Devito.)

You could probably talk about a LOT of things when it comes to Danny Devito but don’t be fooled, this is a trick question. The correct answer is to say no quietly, and then look at the lead interviewer and say, “but I can tell you five things wrong with THIS picture.” (Then wave your arms about to indicate a society that is so judgmental.)

Q: You’ve got a triangle, a square, a rhombus and thirty seconds to live, what’s your favorite color?

This is a classic example of too much information in a question and you are forced to focus on only the details that matter. In this case, it’s the fact that you only have thirty seconds to live. Ideally you will FLIP. OUT. I would strongly encourage standing up, flipping your chair, and if you can get yourself to sob uncontrollably, now is the time to do that.

Trust me folks, follow my advice here, extrapolate these generic questions into any question you get, and you’re practically guaranteed a new job!

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