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7 of the Most Outrageous Interview Answers Given By Candidates

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Sitting in a room waiting to be interviewed for our next big role at a company! Sitting nervously, and shuffling through the depts of our inner consciousness for the one solid answer that will land you this job. Except…..well, you can’t quite remember what that golden line was!!

On the other hand you have the recruiter. Many a time ones found  themselves sat in front of someone with little to no charisma or personality. Their candidate might have got a sudden brainwave and decided that white trainers look good with a 3-piece suit (*sigh*).

Ideally, you want a candidate to come into the interview and OWN in from the get-go! Knock it right out of the ball park – Home Run Baby!! However, that’s far from reality. Today, we look at 7 wickedly silly answers given by some off-the-wall candidates.


1. The Mix-Up

Interviewer: Do you know about polymorphism?
Candidate: Sir, I am afraid I have forgotten all about Chemistry. I thought this was a Computer Science interview.
Interviewer: Thank you for your time.

2. The Gold Digger

Interviewer: So tell me, if you were to get this role, what would be your salary expectations

Candidate: The higher, the better

3. Lost in Translation

Interviewer: As a translator, can you tell me where your skills lie?
Candidate: Firstly, I am bi-lingual in three languages.
Interviewer: ….

4. Hairy Business

Interviewer: What makes you truly unique?
Candidate: I have a hairy chest…

5. The Wordsmith

Interviewer: What is the difference between “final” and “finally” ?
Candidate: The letters “ly”.

6. Fight Fire With Fire

Interviewer: What do you think is your biggest weakness?
Candidate: Fire..

7. The One Who Just Doesn’t Get It

Interviewer: In your opinion, what are your greatest assets?
Candidate: Well…I have a bike..

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