Recruiting season is basically in full swing/dwindling as superdays are approaching for many. What are some of the most vexatious WTF questions you have been asked thus far?
From my recruiting days, here are some of mine (the ones that made me want to punch my interviewer in the face kinds of questions)
Q1: Why did you transfer from Duke to your non-target?
A (truncated): I had a scholarship from Duke but couldn't pay for all 3 years, non-target offered me a full ride thus took it.
Followup Question: Why didn't your parents just pay for it?
Mental Answer: Did you just f* cking ask me that? What the f* ck you think???
Q2: That guy over there has an MBA/JD from harvard. Have you accomplished anything that amazing in your life?
Mental response: Your mom count? Why are you comparing me to people with grad degrees when I'm an undergrad?
Q3: Why am I successful?
Mental Response: Your good at lying to your LPs.
Q4: How well did you do in high school, what were your SAT scores and GPA? (this was after 3 interviews)
Q5: Tell me about yourself. What do your parents do for a living?
Q6 (more of a statement): We only hire kids from schools XYZ. Sorry but you sound smart and will do fine in the future.
Mental Response: Then why the f* ck did you interview me and waste 10 hours of my life over 4 days?
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