Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Stupid Interview Questions -- Two cans and a string edition

I'm older than most of you. In Hollywood, this is a distinct disadvantage as entertainment execs are not fond of people whose body parts show the effects of gravity. But every once in a while, I can use it to impress. During my infrequent job interviews, I can reference to a show like Hardcastle and McCormick or ALF Tales (not the same as ALF) and demonstrate my knowledge of TV predates Gossip Girl.

One other advantage to exceeding the age limit of a Jersey Shore housemate is my computing knowledge is vast. For those of you who haven't even heard of 5 1/4" disk drive, I used to use them. I also remember 8" disks and my friend's brother had a cassette drive (connected to his TRASH-80).

This all brings us to the first Stupid Interview Question of the decade, which is courtesy of one of my loyal readers...

Do you know how to use email?

Email has been around in some capacity since 1961. According to the Pew Research Center, 89 percent of Americans send or read email. And more importantly, the person you're interviewing found out about and applied for the job BY EMAIL! So the answer is probably YES.

I, of course, am so old I can remember going to email terminals. But that's a conversation for your history class.

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1 comment:

Sis Cesspool said...

I used to send emails on a terminal using a Pine shell.

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