If you could be a tree, what tree would you be?
What type of animal are you most like?
What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Who the hell is asking these sorts of interview questions? Apparently someone is, because complaints about them abound. But they're lame, and more than being lame, they're useless. People who defend them say that they're supposed to show how creative the candidate is, or how able to think on her feet. I say there there are plenty of other ways to determine that, while still being actually related to the job.
Recently, a friend and I were debating how we'd respond if we were asked any of these in an interview. Our conclusion: not in a way the interviewer would like.
Have you ever been asked these sorts of questions? How did you answer? How would you answer if someone were so lame as to pull this on you?
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