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Toughest interview questions for 2016 revealed
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Toughest interview questions for 2016 revealed

Preparing a candidate for a job interview is where the great recruiters are separated from the best.

This task is stymied when a recruiter has to prepare for questions that are so off the wall it is near-impossible to plan ahead for them.

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Comments (4)

  • Robin of Loxley
    Robin of Loxley
    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 1:37pm BST
    These questions usually come after more pertinent job related ones, and are designed to throw the candidate off guard and have to think on the spot, a lot of "normal" questions can be rehearsed to a degree
  • Antonio
    Antonio
    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:38pm BST
    An elephant in a fridge? Piece by piece :-)
  • Kathryn
    Kathryn@ Amy Toncray
    Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:20am BST
    Seriously - some of these are decent but the others just read like an exercise in trying to show a position of power - how on earth does knowing what kind of fruit someone would be give you an idea of what type of person they are or how they would fit the role?
  • Amy Toncray
    Amy Toncray
    Wed, 20 Apr 2016 8:34pm BST
    I say...tough interview questions and dumb interview questions are two different things. Why not ask things that would involve critical thinking AND be pertinent to the position? I really don't care what kind of fruit you would be or your seemingly random knowledge of deceased actors, nor do I have any reason at all to need an elephant in a fridge.

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