Job Interview Question Database: Wild Card Job Interview Questions & Excellent Sample Responses, 1-10

Job Interview Question Database: Wild Card Job Interview Questions & Excellent Sample Responses, 1-10

Compare your responses to the excellent sample responses below. These samples come from a variety of job-seekers interviewing for a variety of jobs. Remember that you should never try to duplicate someone else’s interview responses. For more suggestions on how to respond to these types of questions that test how well you can think on your feet, read our article, Don’t Get Stumped by Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions.

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1. If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be, and why?

 Sample excellent response:
      I would chose to have dinner with Leonardo Da Vinci. He was a man who inspired creative thinking and thinking beyond what is considered typical and accepted. He was brilliant and someone whom I could learn a lot from — not only in specific ideas and thoughts, but an entire way of thinking. He was willing to explore different areas of thought beyond just one particular field. He also didn’t let society or negative reactions stop him from continuing his work.

2. What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

Sample excellent response:

      10 years old would put me somewhere around 4th grade, I suppose, and at that point, as with most of my childhood, I wanted to be a teacher and a writer. I really enjoyed reading, and when I was young and had more time, I read a lot of books well before most people in my grade. I was also very interested in writing at that point. Both of these are interests I still have, and they are consistent with the path I have chosen, as they both emphasize learning and experiencing other people’s perspectives, which is my passion; it sounds silly, but I really just like to understand things. I wanted to teach because I really enjoyed gaining an understanding of things — solving problems and coming up with solution, and I wanted to help others to understand things as well.

3. What would I find in your refrigerator?

Sample excellent response:

      I currently share a refrigerator with three other girls. So you never know what you are going to find in ours! As for what you would find that is mine, I believe in always having the basics of anything as a good foundation. This translates into all areas of my life. Since a balanced and healthy diet will prepare you for life, I think it is vital to have healthy and a well balanced diet. I have fruits, veggies, milk, juice, eggs, chicken, and seafood.

4. List 3 words that describe your character.

Sample excellent response:

      Authentic, Ambitious, Outgoing.

Authentic because I believe being true to yourself and having honest relationships with your friends, family, and co-workers is essential to success in life. Authenticity is about being real and having no pretenses. It’s about having integrity.

Ambitious because I know what I want to do in my life and my career — I have certain goals and plans to achieve those goals — and I am willing to work hard for my employer to achieve those goals. Furthermore, I like to perform my work at the highest level possible, pushing both myself and my team members to perform at our highest levels

Outgoing because I am an extrovert who enjoys interacting with people. I’m a good communicator and have been told I have both excellent listening and speaking abilities, which I believe makes me a better friend, co-worker, and leader.

5. List 3 positive character traits you DON’T have.

Sample excellent response:

      The first is in direct contrast to a trait I do have. That is excitable. While I have been known to get excited, I generally keep a very calm character. The next trait is humble. I would not consider this a negative, however, because I feel I maintain a confident attitude without coming across as cocky. The last trait is worldly. I have not been given the chance to go overseas and fully indulge myself in a different culture.

6. If you had the opportunity to switch to the opposite gender for just a week, would you do it? Why or why not?

Sample excellent response:

      Definitely yes. I was actually asked this question once before by an all-male panel and was told later that I was the only respondent (male or female) to answer in the affirmative. I enjoy experiencing and understanding. I think that it would be very strange to be the other gender for a week, but as long as I could DEFINITELY come back to being me afterwards, I would relish the experience to gain better understanding of the male mind and how it works. This would enable me to be a better communicator with the opposite sex — something I will have to do frequently in the work place — and to better understand and perhaps have more patience with the opposite gender. As long as I can come back, I think it would definitely be a rewarding experience.

7. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Sample excellent response:

      I’d like to see the lead role played by either Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock; Julia Robert,s if you really want me to pick one. They are both highly respected actresses and have both played a diverse group of roles without selling out. They are both good people and handle their fame with dignity and use their fame and fortune to make the world better for others, not just for themselves. My goal in life is to make the world a better place. I am doing what I can now, but I am hopeful for when I have additional resources and can do even more as these two role models have. That is why I would select one of them to represent me; they represent what I aspire to be.

8. If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Sample excellent response:

      I would want to have the power of multiplicity. That way I could have five of me all going in different directions and accomplishing five times as much as I normally could. I could be five times as productive, or see the same event from five different angles. I could be able to do volunteer work with one while another one could be enjoying the beach.

9. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Sample excellent response:

      Never Give Up. The reason for this is that throughout my life I have walked into numerous metaphorical walls, and I have just found a new path each time without getting down.

10. If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs — such as food and water — were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?

Sample excellent response:

      This begs a serious question with a lot to be taken into consideration. Since I won’t have a power source to which I can plug in my laptop or phone charger, those would not be feasible options. Arguably, I could also bring a generator, but I don’t know how long it would last, and it would be horrible when it died, and I lost both of my items at once. I guess I would want to bring two really big notebooks. I should be able to create some writing mechanism/pen substitute out of what I find on the island. I like the order and chronology of a notebook — it would increase the odds that my writing would survive my stay. I think that with potentially nobody with whom I could communicate, the ability to keep an organized log of writing would help me to stay

 

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