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If it's not the "where do you see yourself in five years time" question, it's the trick questions they throw at you to make them feel superior. Tell us about your worst job interview and the most unsuited candidates you've seen. BTW: Please don't use the question board to send messages to each other. It makes the whole thing unreadable for everyone else.

(, Thu 20 Jan 2005, 9:51)
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Uncivil service
At an interview for the Department of Transport many years ago I was asked ("nothing specific, we're just looking for general ideas, straight off the top of your head") how I'd cut the length of traffic queues in Britain.

"You could make everyone drive shorter cars."

I didn't get the job.

Funnily enough, a couple of months later I got an interview with a different department of the Civil Service. When I walked in, the interviewer looked up, and said "Ah, Mr ********, I believe we've met before." I could just see him thinking "short cars, short cars..."
(, Fri 21 Jan 2005, 9:55, Reply)

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