"If You Were An Animal, What Kind Would You Be?" - When You Hear This Question, Get Up And Leave The Room Immediately!

So the interview is going well - You're in upper management and have led many successful behavioral interviews yourself in the past.  All indications are that you're knocking it dead . . . and then the person on the other end of the line (or across the table) drops a bomb:

"If you were an animal, what kind would you be?"
OR
"If you came back to life as an animal, which would you come back as?"
OR
"If you were to by chance, be reincarnated, would there be an animal you'd like to come back as?"

If you are ever posed that interview question, hang up and/or leave the room immediately. You're dealing with someone whose IQ rivals that of a Prarie Dog.

Here's the VIDEO unless you want to visit my original blog below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjFxJVeCQs

Joshua Letourneau
Mg Director, SSF (Strategic Sourcing Framework) Implementation
LG & Associates Search / Talent Strategy
BLOG: www.lgexec.typepad.com

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  • Matthew Horovitz

    Joshua,

    After picking myself up off the floor, and completely recovering from the asthma attack you gave me, I have to tell you I actually have two clients who have told me they feel that question is completely viable, and proceeded to give me a 20 minute diatribe on why it leads to quality information about prospects. They pay well and on time otherwise I would have to stop doing business with them.