Consider this scenario, which was once used during a job interview:

While driving home one dark and stormy night, you pass a bus-stop where you see three people waiting for the bus:

  1. An old lady who clearly does not have long to live
  2. A lifelong friend who once saved your life
  3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about

Knowing that you only have space for one passenger in your car, to whom would you offer a lift?

Consider your options…

The old lady is frail and nearing the end of her life, so perhaps she deserves your help?

Your lifelong friend once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to repay him for his selfless act.

But… this might be your one and only opportunity to find your perfect mate!

Which one would you choose?

In this particular scenario, the candidate who was ultimately hired (out of 200 applicants) was the one who gave the following answer:

“I would give the car keys to my lifelong friend and let him take the old lady to the hospital. And I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”

Sometimes, we achieve more if we can move past our limitations and think outside the box.

 

Source: http://www.citehr.com/17572-good-interview-question-think-outside-box.html

 

Uploaded: 4 November 2015

This site works best with javascript enabled. It appears your browser either doesn't support Javascript or you have it turned off. To see this page as it is meant to appear, please use a JavaScript enabled browser.
If you need help making these minor changes please see this page from Google.
Show Buttons
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Linkedin
Share On Pinterest
Share On Youtube
Contact us
Hide Buttons