Oddball Interview Question for the Week

“Please spell ‘diverticulitis’.” Asked at EMSI Engineering

Oddball-Interview-QuestionsOddball questions may seem to have nothing to do with an open job position, but companies are increasingly asking these types of brainteaser questions to determine a candidate’s ability to think on their feet, think critically, problem solve, and effectively talk through a response. Keep in mind, there aren’t always right or wrong answers to these questions, but they can still be tricky.

If an interviewer asks you a wacky question, try not to get knocked off your feet. The point of such questions is to see if you can keep it cool under pressure, so don’t be afraid to answer in a creative way. You want to make the interviewer remember you -and these types of oddball questions offer a great opportunity to do so. Good luck!

Source: www.glassdoor.com

New Jobs Listed with Pennington County, SD

New jobs have been posted with Pennington County, SD.

Visit the link below to see what jobs, read the descriptions, or apply:


Maintenance Mechanic position with VA in Hot Springs, SD

Vacancy Number:         BH-13-226-BB-952621
Position Title:                Maintenance Mechanic
Grade:                            WG-4749-10
Location & Service:      Hot Springs, SD – FAC
Opening Date:              Thursday, August 29, 2013
Closing Date:                 Thursday, September 19, 2013

You can view this announcement by clicking here.

Social Worker position with VA at Fort Meade/Hot Springs, SD

Vacancy Number:        BH-13-224R-SV-952278
Position Title:             Social Worker (CSC)
Grade:                         GS-0185-00
Location & Service:     Fort Meade, SD/Hot Springs, SD – Extended Care & Rehab
Opening Date:             Thursday, August 29, 2013
Closing Date:              Thursday, September 19, 2013

You can view this announcement by clicking here.

Two new positions with Black Hills Corporation in various locations

Call Center Manager position available with Black Hills Corporation.  This position will be located in Lincoln, NE

Customer Service Associate – Field position available with Black Hills Energy – Iowa Gas.  This position will be located in Newton, IA.

Click this link to view the job descriptions and apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=BHCORP&career%5fns=job%5flisting%5fsummary&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&_s.crb=99ekgKGFiFyO1CAdje%2foI6Wxp2Q%3d

Visit www.blackhillscorp.com for more information about the organization.

Automotive Mechanic position with VA at Fort Meade, SD

Vacancy Number:         BH-13-217-BB-947199
Position Title:                Automotive Mechanic
Grade:                            WG-5823-08
Location & Service:      Fort Meade, SD – FAC
Opening Date:              Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Closing Date:                 Wednesday, September 18, 2013

You can view this announcement by clicking here.

Human Resources Assistant position with VA at Fort Meade, SD

Vacancy Number:       BH-13-222R-SV-950714
Position Title:              Human Resources Assistant
Grade:                           GS-0203-05/06
Location & Service:    Fort Meade, SD –  HRM
Opening Date:            Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Closing Date:               Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You can view this announcement by clicking here.