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06/05/2017 2:54 PM

Anyone have a good link to a site that has a collection of job interview questions?

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06/05/2017 3:09 PM

You could always use some of the questions we get here at CR4.

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06/05/2017 3:16 PM

I personally don't, but here where I work, they use standardized questions, but for some reasons, the answers are not standardized, LOL.

Ask them, "What is a whozis?" See what kind of answers you get, and you will be shocked and awed when you line up the answers.

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06/05/2017 3:47 PM

Whozis....An unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of, or does not wish to name....

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OK, you are hired. Wages are also unspecified. LOL.

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06/05/2017 4:44 PM

I am looking to hire 6 building inspectors to inspect new builds and major renos to the applicable codes adopted in the jurisdiction. I was looking to save time in the putting together of the interview questions. Re-inventing the wheel is not a good use of time.

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Codes.....we don't need no stinkin' codes...

http://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/sites/default/files/710.pdf

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06/06/2017 9:55 AM

Here would be my list of questions for this job:

  1. Can you drive a nail?
  2. Can you saw a straight line?
  3. What direction are the threads on Canadian plumbing fittings?
  4. How many wires are in 110 VAC service runs to outlets, switches, and fixtures?
  5. Have you read the codes and ordinances of this township/province/community/metropolitan area?
  6. Do you realize that allowing permittees to skirt around these codes or leaving a site declared as "finished" in a condition that is in violation of these codes/ordinances will be cause for summary dismissal without recourse?
  7. Would you be willing to write up your friend that you had beers with last night and fine them?
  8. Do you understand the definition of "fair play" and "even-handedness?"
  9. Are you rabid?
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10a. Which CSA section specifies the applicable conduit size to use when defending your dogsled from polar bears?

10b. from penguins?

11. Your dogsled team consists of three Alaskan malamutes, two tamaskans, and a sakhalin husky. How many 200-A service disconnects can you reasonably expect to transport 300 km in a whiteout?

12. Give three reasons why electric space heaters are not recommended for use in igloos.

13. Describe earthing on an ice floe.

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Here:

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06/05/2017 4:48 PM

No, I don't, but one piece of advice I've heard is to do as much research as possible on the company and the business they're in before you get there. The questions you ask may be just as important as the questions they ask.

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06/05/2017 4:54 PM

Google poses some interesting questions that you something the person that you won't see on a resume:

What would you want to do if you didn't have to work?

How many ways can you think of to find a needle in a haystack?

Estimate the number of tennis balls that can fit into a plane.

Tell me something about you that isn't on your résumé.

Model raindrops falling on a sidewalk (sidewalk is 1m and raindrops are 1cm). How could we know when the sidewalk is completely wet?

Tell me a joke.

How many cars travel across a bridge each day?

How would you improve a shoe factory?

How would you solve homelessness in downtown San Francisco?

List six things that make you nervous.

What three things would you change at your university/workplace if you were CEO today?

A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?

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06/06/2017 3:08 AM

In East Anglia, where PlbMak lives, there are only ever three interview questions. Be ready for them:

  1. "Woss yer name, there, Bor?"
  2. "Hev' yer brought yer own shovel, then?"
  3. "When can yew staart?"

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Er, ah, um....why not just answer the questions the interviewer puts and ask the ones the answers to which will overcome the curiosity about the job role?

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06/06/2017 4:17 PM

You probably have more experience than the HR people who'd come up with questions. You know what you kind of knowledge, experience, and soft skills (getting along with people, team player, whatever) are important. Why not give each one some sort of practical job-related problem or situation? Their resumes should tell you about knowledge and experience.

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06/06/2017 5:09 PM

That is going too far, now. What he wants is an A type that will go out there and kick butt, and make everyone in the community ready for a general mutiny, if not an outright hanging. If they are lucky, only the mayor gets fired.

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Thanks to all who answered... even the funny ones. The laugh was appreciated.

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Off-topic, but just curious: how have the auroras been up there recently? This last geomagnetic storm sent auroras as far south as northern Colorado.

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Been generally overcast at night of late, but, at this time of year, the real problem is that it is so light out at midnight that we really do not see them to much. We are heading to the longest day of the year, June 21st, so the sun is only below the horizon for about 8 hrs a day now.

I have seen many of them that were quite spectacular over my 13 years here. I believe that sometimes, when they have a red tinge to them (the colour changes based on the energy levels of the incoming particles, we mostly get green here), I think I can hear them.

There is a theory that says that some people that suffer from tinnitus (which I have a mild case of), the particle streams can cause excitation in the nerves of the ear.

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Auroras have been known to create sounds directly. Sounds you can hear with your ears without any equipment at all. Back in 2012, Aalto University researcher Unto K. Laine was able to prove that auroral sounds were emanating from above the treetops - approx 230 feet (70 metres) above Earth’s surface - during the times of the most intense displays. More: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/auroras-sounds-noises-explained-earth-space-astronomy/

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