Here are some of the answers I'm trying to bite my lip to not blurt out when these kind of questions are asked, with a nod to the great Al Jaffe.
Tell me about yourself.
I started out as a sperm that won the race. Things started to go downhill after that!
What in particular interested you about our company?
Mostly, your ad on [job site] with a vacancy that matched my skills and qualifications.
If you were an animal, which one would you be
A human being animal. Can't you tell?
What are your weaknesses?
I've got so many weaknesses.. fast cars, fast women, cold beer, .. the list goes on!
What would your past managers say about you?
Nothing, if they value their ability to walk on two legs!
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I'm going to retire in three years, so in five years, I see myself two years into retirement. If my (internet cafe/brewpub/business TBD) in Batu Ferringhi isn't self sustaining by then, I guess I'll need to go out and find another real job!
Does anyone else have any favorite job interview questions?
My new favorite workplace quote, suitable for any occasion where someone asks you to do something for them. I think I might have invented this quote, because I can't find it on the google.
Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to care about that anymore