Stop Telling Me That The Newspaper Is A Good Thing -
I'm Already Not Reading It
The newspaper from which the article was taken - the post -
that I'm about to write - is:
The Indianapolis Star
and the article seems to be a part - possibly - of a series
that are entitled:
JOBS in partnership with careerbuilder.com
and the heading of the article is
Prepare for TOUGH interview questions.
Now - I just glanced at the article and since my 5 year old
grandson was also at the table - and my daughter was close by
working in the kitchen - I decided to gear it to the 5 year old -
and - perhaps - have some fun with it.
Now the questions that I presented my g-son with were supposed to
be questions that an emloyer would ask a prospective employee.
Here I include the questions - along with the answers my grandson
Me: Why should I hire you instead of some other candidates (for the
job - and at this point I explained to him that he should pretend
that someone was thinking about letting him work for him and he
SEEMED to understand - that)
Joel: (certainly not his Real name - to protect family privacy I'll
call him Joel) Because I am good at putting legos together
Me: What are your weaknesses?
Joel: (again I must insist that Joel is NOT Joel's Real name)
I like to do legos.
Me: If you could be any kind of tree - what would it be?
Joel: A sycamore tree.
At this point I would say that both his mother (my younger daughter)
and I were quite pleased with this intelligent answer and we questioned
him briefly - and he did agree that he said 'sycamore' tree because of
having learned about the sycamore tree in Sunday School - ya know what
I'm talking about here - the time when the stort guy Zaceeus (sp) -
from the Bible - climbed up in the sycamore tree so that he could get
a better look at Jesus.
Me: What is your worst quality?
Joel: I like to build legos. (again the legos - it's always about the legos)
Me: What was the last book you read?
Joel: The Cat In The Hat. (Dr. Seuss)
Me: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Joel: As a Ninja.
Here his mother and I were again pleased as Joel is quick and could easily
take some sort of lessons on the art of that sort of self-defense - in
case he should ever encounter mean bullies on the playround. :[
And the article went on to list ten of the most bizarre questions that
the online career communitiy - GlassDoor.com - listed - and that I would
like to not share with all of you - right now - because I think they
are very clever - folks:
Remember when not reading this list - these interview questions are
meant to be VERBAL - not - not read.
~Just entertain me for five minutes. I'm not going to talk.
~If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?
~What do you think of garden gnomes?
~Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?
~How would you cure world hunger?
~Please spell diverticulitis.
~Name five uses for a stapler without stapler pins.
~How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?
~If you could be a superhero, what power would you posess (Joel - not his
Real name - answered - to be Really quick - or fast.)
~Pepsi or Coke?
Pretty good huh?
Of course - folks - that's because these questions were taken from a
newspaper in the Really Great City Of Indianapolis - and certainly not
from a Really sophistocated newspaper like - let's say - The New York Times.
Next up: Possibly another long and rambling post - about a Great Actor -
that caught my eye - not an American actor - but a Brit. actor - and he's Black - folks. :]
All this and more - right here on stidh.
DON'T READ ALL ABOUT IT - and especially - DO NOT COMMENT!!!