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Last updated at 13:33 GMT, Thursday, 27 February 2014

Odd job interviews

A manager does a silly dance in an office

This fictional manager certainly likes to make an impression!

Job interviews are a part of modern life and sooner or later we all have to do them. They usually involve being asked a list of questions or doing a short presentation.

But some companies go a bit further and ask the interviewee to do embarrassing and humiliating things that are completely unrelated to the job.

Rob and Finn discuss 'odd' job interviews, and talk about one man who was asked to dance as part of his selection process.

This week's question:

What type of job has been named a 'Field Nourishment Consultant'? Is it:

a) A waitress

b) A school dinner lady

c) A petrol station assistant

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


Odd job interviews

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(here) asked lots of difficult questions


people who interview someone for a job


people who are being interviewed


job in a company


feeling you have lost respect for yourself and from other people


feeling embarrassed and ashamed

put on a brave face

hide your feelings of being upset or disappointed


different from what is usual or normally expected


the process of finding and employing someone to work for a company

leave/ make a lasting impression

behave in a way that makes people remember good things about you for a long time

breaking the ice

making someone feel relaxed

role playing

pretending to be someone else to act out a pretend situation


money or gifts you give someone to try and make them do something