10 Dumbest Interview Answers! Avoid saying this in you interview

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Screwing up your interview because of interview jitters or a case of nerves is one thing. It’s normal (and somewhat acceptable). But replying with absolutely moronic answers needs a special class of candidates altogether.


Therefore, in our quest to show you how badly some candidates can mess-up their job interviews, here are 10 dumbest interview answers ever.

 

Here are 10 Dumbest Interview Answers:

 

#1. A Life-Saving Reply

 

The interviewer asks: “What’s one of your weaknesses?”
I drew a blank, and for some reason, the only answer I could come up with is “I sleep too much.”
“It was an interview for a lifeguard”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#2. The Logic King

 

Me: “What did you like most about your classes at XYZ college?”
Candidate: “Well, there were a lot of Indians and Asians there, so it must be a good school.”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#3. The Einstein Returns

 

Me: “What was the outcome of Project X (at his previous firm)?”
Him: “I’d tell you but you wouldn’t understand.”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#4. Common Sense Anyone?

 

I had a server sitting on my workbench, and I asked a candidate, “This thing won’t power on. What do you think the cause of this is?”
He starts rattling off stuff like “Maybe it has bad RAM?” “It could be a failed power supply?” “Does it have a virus?” “Could be the hard drive failed?”
I shook my head after each answer before he finally gives up and admits defeat, “I don’t know; what is it?”
I point at the rear of the machine, “It’s not plugged in.”
Him: “Oh. Yeah, that would do it.”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#5. But…Granpa Loves Me

 

I once asked someone to bring their references – he brought his grandfather….”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#6. Just Postpone My Joining

 

Not an answer but we were just finishing an interview that went well and…”
The guy says – “Do you drug test? Cause, I can’t do one today but I will next week if I need to.”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#7. The Greatest Dilemma Ever

 

“I’ve never hired anyone, but once I saw an exchange on Facebook where a girl was telling a friend about an interview. Apparently, when the interviewer asked for a time she’d had to make a difficult decision, she said…
“Every weekend when I go clubbing, it’s really hard to decide what to wear.”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#8. The Curious Case of an Autobiography

 

I got one resume that was about 4 pages long and literally listed every life accomplishment that this lady had.
Highlights included: 1) “Reading, writing and arethmitic” (sic) 2) “Ability to hear and understand simple instruction” 3) Brown belt – Tae Kwon Do 4) Good cook”


10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#9. I’m a Spy

“When I informed a prospective employee during the 2nd interview that we do a complete background investigation and we can’t have a discrepancy between what he listed on his application and the investigation, he asked if he could reapply using a different name and Social Security number.10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates

 

#10. Of Kitties and Rainbows

 

Interviewer: “So, what do you think are your strengths?”
Girl: “My strengths are… my mother and father.”
*Interviewer tries not to laugh*
Interviewer: “How about your weaknesses?”
Girl: “Uhm, honestly…
*blushes*
… chocolates.”10 Dumbest Interview Answers From Oh-So-Stupid Candidates
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