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Friday, January 14, 2011

Interview Question and Answer - The End of the World

Recently a client has passed this question through to us:

What do you think will bring about the end of the world?

Good question for a whole host of reasons:

1. It is a very good way of finding out strongly held religious or personal beliefs - eg you are person with strongly held environmental beliefs who thinks the human race is going to destroy the planet.

2. Good to see if you can think quickly on your feet.

3. Can weed out anyone overtly pessimistic who will be able to give a lot of detail to it rather than thinking positively.

4. Whether in fact you think the world is going to end or continue quite happily for many years to come.

It is a very Human Resources like question!

Probably the best line of approach would be to avoid the question altogether and perhaps come up with a response that you see no reason why the end of the world should happen as after all it has been here for many billions of years already...

Anyone else got any thoughts?

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