You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. An old friend who once saved your life. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
- You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
- Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
- However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?
He simply answered:
“I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dream.”
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) – What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant.
Girl – I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband.
Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it well. Why I should think it in the wrong way, she said later when asked.
Interviewer: He ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived kept before the candidate, then he asked what is before you?
Candidate: Instantly replied “Tea”
He got selected.
You know how and why did he say “TEA” when he knows very well that coffee was kept before.
(Answer: The question was “What is before you (U – alphabet)
Reply was “TEA”(T – alphabet)
Alphabet “T” was before Alphabet “U”
Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his “First Diwali”?
People will start thinking of Ayodya, Mitila [Janaki’s place], and Lanka etc…
But the logic is, Diwali was a celebrated as a mark of Lord Krishna Killing Narakasura. In Dusavataar, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar.
So, Lord Rama would not have celebrated the Diwali At all!
The interviewer asked to the candidate “This is your last question of the interview. Please tell me the exact position of the centre of this table where you have kept your files.”
Candidate confidently put one of his finger at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table.
Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table, then he answers quickly that sir you are not likely to ask any more question, as it was the last question that u promised to ask…..
And hence, he was selected as because of his quick-wittiness. ……..
This is what Interviewer expects from the Interviewee….. To “THINK OUT OF THE BOX!!”
Here’s a few more random questions which entertains interviewee’s presence of mind. Work upon theseor (better) indulge yourself in discussions with your friends!!
Ques 6:A businessman devises a business plan for buying and selling coconuts. He calculates that by buying coconuts for Rs 50 a dozen and selling them for Rs 30 a dozen, that in less than a year he will be a millionaire. How?
Ques 7:What is the temperature when it’s twice as cold as zero degrees?
Ques 8:Consider a wall clock. What is the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at 3:15?
Ques 8:There’s a fishbowl with 200 fish, and 99 percent got rotten. How many rotten fish do you need to remove to get to the point where 98 percent of the remaining fish are rotten?
Ques 9:Five men dig five holes 5 feet deep in five hours. How long will it take one man to dig a half a hole?
Ques 10:Is the customer always right?
Ques 11:What would you do if your senior manager gave you a direct order to do something that you disagreed with?
Ques 12:There are two candidates for one job. They have identical qualifications in every respect. How do you decide?
Ques 13:Tell me about yourself in words of one syllable.
Ques 14:Have you learned more from your mistakes or your successes?
Ques 15: Is honesty always the best policy?