Monday, March 26, 2012

the newspaper article that I didn't read

or

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
gave.
~~~

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!!!

4 comments:

-FJ said...

o.k.

sue hanes said...

I hope I didn't come on too strong - on that one - -FJ.

I wouldn't want to discourage my only commenter - you and the Other members of my American Legion of Commenting.

You Are All I Have - -FJ.

and I ALWAYS appreciate yer support

Thersites said...

You always have nicrap. So there are two...

sue hanes said...

Ok.

You two knock it off.

And stop talking like I'm not even in the room.

It's confusing to me.