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Could you handle this interview question from our CEO, Robin Richards?

February 28, 2011

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Internships.com CEO Robin Richards

Today, Internships.com CEO Robin Richards was interviewed in Jacquelyn Smith’s blog for Forbes, in an article about handling strange questions during an interview.

For some of you, that left-field question is your worst nightmare. In the article, Robin dishes out his favorite curveball — and, yes, it would probably have me sweating:

“I sometimes ask candidates to tell a clean joke,” Richards said. “Seven out of 10 can’t recall a clean joke, and others have a tough time with delivery. I like to see that they can think on their feet.”

Then again, I don’t really tell jokes.

Read the full article on Forbes.com, and tell us if you think you’d pass the test.

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Dylan February 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I have never been to an interview where I was asked difficult questions like these. Usually I am asked the generic “So, tell me about yourself.” Thanks for making me aware. This article really helped.

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Alex March 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

No problem. I kept thinking though when I posted it that there’s absolutely no way to prepare for a question like that, other than getting a good night’s sleep and a coffee.

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