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Isaac Ferguson
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Hi,

I am facing an imminent interview for a role as java developer.

If they ask me something like "which animal would you like be?"

I have thought about be a dolphin , smart, good team player also he is good working with autonomy(travels alone), good communicator and friendly

Do you think that a good question?

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Saurabh Pillai
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There can not be a common answer. You would know, what animal you would like to be, no?
 
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A tiger. So I can bite your head off for wasting my time.
 
Jayesh A Lalwani
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A monkey.. so I can throw crap at you
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:A tiger. So I can bite your head off for wasting my time.
Don’t bears do that sort of thing anyway?
 
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Bears maul rather than bite. I guess mauling would be fine...
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Angus Ferguson wrote:
If they ask me something like "which animal would you like be?"

It's that bad nowadays? Do they seriously ask this question?
 
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Do you think that a good question?


No. It is a horrible question to ask.
 
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Deepak Bala wrote:
Do you think that a good question?


No. It is a horrible question to ask.


IMO, like many other "throw-away" open-ended questions, it can be a waste of time. However, if the candidate is ready for it, it can be a spring board to a prepared answer that highlights the skills and qualities that the candidate wants to display. It may be a silly question, but there is nothing wrong with having an answer for it.

Henry
 
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A Cat :-D meow meow :-D
 
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A dung beetle, so at least I could do something useful with crap questions like that...
 
Jayesh A Lalwani
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I think the question is very useful. It tells me that I don't want to work there early on.
 
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