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Excellent! Candidates for the Indian Army were asked "What is the colour of the wall behind you?" Almost all turned around to see the wall behind them and were disqualified.

The smart ones looked at the wall in front and told the colour because in most cases, all 4 walls are of the same colour.

My uncle was asked at an interview: "Does your mother stay with you?' He replied: "No, I stay with my mother." Presence of mind!


Question 1:
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night,
It's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.


* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.
* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.

Guess what was his answer?
He simply answered:
"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital..

I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.

Never forget to "Think Outside the Box."

Question 2:
Again in an interview a Candidate was asked
What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

The candidate who was selected answered
" I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

Question 3:
Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant..
Girl - "I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband."

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it quiet well & was selected. "Why I should think it in the wrong way", she said later when asked

Question 4:
Interviewer ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived & was kept on the table in front of the candidate,
the Interviewer asked, what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"

He got selected. Now most of us would be wondering why did he say "TEA" when he knew very well that coffee was kept before him & why was he selected?

Answer: The question was "What is before you 'U' - the alphabet Reply was 'T' - the alphabet

Question 5:
Interviewer to the Candidate: "This is your last question of the interview.
Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table.
Candidate confidently put one of his fingers at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table.
Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table?

the candidate answered quickly
"Sir u r not to ask any more question, as that was the last question that u promised to ask"

And he was selected because of his quick-wittedness.

This is what Interviewer expects from the candidates.

"THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX"
13th August 2009 From India, Coimbatore
Excellent! Candidates for the Indian Army were asked "What is the colour of the wall behind you?" Almost all turned around to see the wall behind them and were disqualified.

The smart ones looked at the wall in front and told the colour because in most cases, all 4 walls are of the same colour.

My uncle was asked at an interview: "Does your mother stay with you?' He replied: "No, I stay with my mother." Presence of mind!

Question 1:
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night,
It's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.
* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.

Guess what was his answer?
He simply answered:
"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital..

I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.

Never forget to "Think Outside the Box."

Question 2:
Again in an interview a Candidate was asked
What will you do if I run away with your sister?"

The candidate who was selected answered
" I will not get a better match for my sister than you sir"

Question 3:
Interviewer (to a student girl candidate) - What is one morning you woke up & found that you were pregnant..
Girl - "I will be very excited and take an off, to celebrate with my husband."

Normally an unmarried girl will be shocked to hear this, but she managed it quiet well & was selected. "Why I should think it in the wrong way", she said later when asked

Question 4:
Interviewer ordered a cup of coffee for the candidate. Coffee arrived & was kept on the table in front of the candidate,
the Interviewer asked, what is before you?

Candidate: Instantly replied "Tea"

He got selected. Now most of us would be wondering why did he say "TEA" when he knew very well that coffee was kept before him & why was he selected?

Answer: The question was "What is before you 'U' - the alphabet Reply was 'T' - the alphabet

Question 5:
Interviewer to the Candidate: "This is your last question of the interview.
Please tell me the exact position of the center of this table.
Candidate confidently put one of his fingers at some point at the table and told that this was the central point at the table.
Interviewer asked how did u get to know that this being the central point of this table?

the candidate answered quickly
"Sir u r not to ask any more question, as that was the last question that u promised to ask"

And he was selected because of his quick-wittedness.

This is what Interviewer expects from the candidates.

"THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX"[/QUOTE]
14th August 2009 From India, Mumbai
hi peer, you never cease to amaze me!!! most ofus regular ones, enjoy reading your post. keep 'em coming
14th August 2009 From India, Madras
This is really awsome... One must learn to think outside the box to make a difference.. a must in professional life.. :) HR Officer AbacusConsulting(Lahore, Pakistan)
14th August 2009 From Pakistan, Lahore
Hi Poeple.
I am a new joiner-just yesterday.
This is a challenge to poeple who want to make a whole lot of difference in career and life saying, "desist from status quo".
Thanks Venkatraman for the educative piece.keep posting it
Stkay
Nigeria
14th August 2009 From Nigeria, Lagos
Some of the questions are indeed fantastic which compel the candidates to think. At the same time, I have my reservations to questions such as "What is in front of U ?"
A natural answer would be Coffee. But if I want to outsmart the guy who interviews me. I can certainly give 10 answers. But the problem here is, the moment we try to exhibit our extra smartness, we might end up hurting the ego of the interviewer.
So, I feel, we just need to be careful by adding a pinch of humility. Basically we need to read the mind of the interviewer. Most of the people don't even know how conduct an interviewer.
All the best.
Mushtaq
16th August 2009 From Kuwait, Kuwait
Dear Peer Mohd., Good posting, keep on posting.... Regards, Nelson Richard Kumar.S Chennai
16th August 2009 From India, Bangalore
i feel really how timid our thoughts are!
We know only when we think out of the box, life works; but we dont!
We know only when we change ourself the life change; but we dont!
Thanks for reminding this thoughts
10th October 2009 From Djibouti
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