Interviewing for a new job can be grueling with people asking you questions that in any other context you’d never be asked.
The U.K. TV broadcaster Channel 4 has a new reality TV show featuring a recruitment firm trying to aid job seekers in the series The Job Centre. In the premiere episode (May 20) a caller was asked, “If you were a kitchen appliance, what kind would you be?” reports North Devon Journal.
She held her composure, no giggling, and answered in a sophisticated manner, “I’d be a pot because I could boil water and make porridge.”
That’s a fair enough answer.
For me, the first thing that comes to mind is a blender because it’s in most kitchens and is a reliable, sturdy machine. Like the blender, I’m fast, as in a fast thinker, and I like to mix things up. In hindsight, answering “a blender” might come across like I’m a troublemaker and that I like to stir things up in a negative way. The best answers always come to you an hour or so after you’ve left the interview.
It’s a hard question to answer, and viewers took to Twitter with their thoughts and responses:
Kitchen appliance? Carving knife. Sharp, decisive doesn’t get messed about. #TheJobCentre
— Mark Reed (@_on_the_bit) May 20, 2015
What kitchen appliance would I be …. None now ask me sensible questions or don’t waste my time would be my answer #TheJobCentre
— Rob Gilbert-Warsop (@robpw2) May 20, 2015
A pot isn’t an appliance love #TheJobCentre …..missed the point of the question
— Sully (@Sulsters_inc) May 20, 2015
If I could be any kitchen appliance I’d be a fridge because it’s the source of everyone’s happiness #TheJobCentre
— Jess Browning (@Jess_Browning96) May 20, 2015
— Jeanette B (@J_Barrowcliffe) May 20, 2015
— Guy Forshaw (@Supersonic70s) May 20, 2015
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