Tomorrow is the day we all go flipping crazy for pancakes! Honestly it feels like it just crêped up on us!! Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, to give it its proper name, always falls before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent. Whether you prefer them sweet or savoury, thin or fluffy, there's a pancake recipe out there for everyone, but how could this be relevant in an interview scenario?
Tomorrow is the day we all go flipping crazy for pancakes! Honestly here in CareerWise, it feels like it just crêped up on us..!!
Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, to give it its proper name, always falls before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent. Whether you prefer them sweet or savoury, thin or fluffy, there’s a pancake recipe out there for everyone, but how could this be relevant in an interview scenario?
In an interview, hiring managers, ask questions like, “What’s the greatest challenge you’ve overcome?” These are important to learn about an applicant, however, creative interview questions will help paint a fuller picture of a potential candidate.
Funny or unexpected questions like the following can provoke a more honest, insightful conversation during your interview. “What type of pancake do you prefer and what does it say about your personality“?
These quirky queries serve an essential purpose in the interview process. When a hiring manager asks a funny interview question, they’re changing the flow of the conversation and want to get to know your personality. They can be used to lighten the mood, begin the discussion, or just put you at ease. However, underneath, the recruiter is evaluating several qualities in your response.
With weird, random, and funny interview questions, there’s often no right or wrong answer. They are designed to be ambiguous and thought-provoking. So don’t be afraid to give an honest and truthful answer. Be creative and let your personality shine in your response.
So what do you think, are the above descriptions accurate? Whatever way you eat your pancakes, I hope you enjoy them.
Remember “Life’s batter with pancakes”. See you on the flipside!
Okay, I’ll stop now!
Gillian comes from a large multinational telecoms environment, where she worked in Finance/HR and Project Administration for over 9 years. She also has many years editorial/desktop publishing experience.
Since joining CareerWise Recruitment, Gillian has been focusing on developing and utilising all relevant aspects of social and professional media. Gillian has a strong creative acumen and develops, implements and executes a clear, engaging content marketing strategy. Her creative content generation is compelling and increases awareness and brand visibility.
She is CIPD (University of Limerick) qualified and also holds a diploma in Business Studies.
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