Stupid Interview Question

Interview
Tico’s Juice Truck at the annual Princeton Jazz Feast in Palmer Square.

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My response to Raj’s post on xDrive.

What is the most dreadful question I don’t want to answer? It’s the one you always hear which always puzzles you. “What you wanna become when you grow up?” or the famous interview question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I was always amused by these questions moment someone throws that at me. Frankly, I am riding my 5th decade of my life, and I still don’t know where I wanna be?

I file this type of question under stupid interview questions. I’ve now developed a set of questions of my own. For example?

  • What’s your company’s plan for diversity hiring? I see only white men on your team.
  • What’s the percentage of women and minorities in a position of leadership in the company/department?

This may not get me a second interview. To me, that means it wasn’t the right place for me.

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