The 3 questions you will be asked at job interviews
Only three 'true' questions exist in a job interview, according to a well-known management executive who blogs about business leadership for Forbes magazine.
They are: Can you do the job? Will you love the job? Can we tolerate working with you?
George Bradt's theory is that any question you will be asked at interview, however odd, should fall into one of these three categories, being, he says, 'a subset of a deeper in-depth follow-up to one of these.'
So, for example, when looking for a senior technical manager, Amazon is believed to have asked candidates, 'How would you fix the US economy?' - which given Amazon's vast GDP would fit into the first category of 'can you do the job?' And Citigroup's reported question of, 'What is your strategy at table tennis?' really means 'do you play table tennis? Because if you want to work at Citigroup, you better bring your A-game', which falls into: 'Can we tolerate working with you?'
But other off-the-wall questions, like 'How many golf balls can you fit into a school bus?' do not fall into any of the categories, which is perhaps why they have been dropped by such major companies, according to the report of this study which appears in the Independent newspaper