Friday, June 09, 2006

Interview Ambushes

"How many haircutters are there in the U.S.?" the interviewer asked. Trying to craft a logical reply, Ms. Horn became bogged down in irrelevant details and gave a far-fetched estimate of 50 million. "I felt like I was the dumbest person he had interviewed," she says. She didn't get the job -- and never found out the number of haircutters.

What do you do if an interview question comes out of left field?

This CareerJournal article explores the dangers of bragging, faking it, and not understanding an accent.

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