How NOT to Answer Interview Questions

During interviews, nervous, jumpy candidates often put their foot in their mouths. We’re sure you’ve heard of some right gems!

Here are some of the funniest, oddest and slightly worrying things that people have said to their interviewers. Make sure you don’t make these blunders!

Q: Why do you want this job?

A: Because it is near to my home.

Q: How important is salary to you?

A: Salary is very important, my gambling debts are rising.

Q; What is something you don’t enjoy doing?

A: Errr…talking to my dad.

Q: Describe your ideal job

A: My ideal job is one where I will be stimulated, excited and happy in my role, until then this job will do.

Q; Why did you apply for this role?

A: My mom said that I’d be good for the job.

Q: Why did you leave your previous job?

A: I didn’t mean to hit the “reply to all” button when sending the email that cost me my job.

Q: Is there anything else I should know about you?

A: “You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends.

Q: What are your main priorities?

A: My priorities are to get paid as much as possible for doing as little as possible.

Q: What are your assets? (as in strengths)

A: “Well, I do own a bike.”

Q: What is your opinion on working weekends?

A: I like working at the weekends, you have less clowns telling you what to do.

Q: When can you start?

A: “I need to check with my mum on that one

Q: Do you have any questions for the panel?

A: Yes, when do I get to meet the important people in the decision-making process?

Yes, people say the oddest things when under pressure. So keep calm, breathe and think before you speak!