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Fisher Investments

Are your parents disappointed with your career aspirations.

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Right on, J. My answer would be "Well, Dad saddled me with his dreams of being a major league pitcher, but when he died of prostate cancer 12 years ago I kinda had to forgive him. My mother loves me regardless of my career. Allow me to turn the question around, if you will. Are your parents disappointed that you failed charm school?"

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The question is intended to see how you deal with criticism and pressure. Can you shake off the implied insult of a question that should be answered the same as if they had asked, "Are your parents proud of your career aspirations?" Just answer truthfully: - If your parents are disappointed in you, what made you desire your career anyway? - If you chose to follow their desired career path for you, was there something you liked more, and if so, why didn't you choose that? - If you chose your career, and they're pleased, then nice work. I chose a profession that can be both fun and challenging, provides job security, and pays enough to provide for a family, and they're proud of that.

KC le

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I also agree this is somewhat inappropriate. I would probably answer rather sarcastically - though truthfully: Since my father died at age 47, I imagine he's a lot more disappointed about that than me; for that matter, so is my mother.

Jean le

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I also agree this is somewhat inappropriate. I would probably answer rather sarcastically - though truthfully: Since my father died at age 47, I imagine he's a lot more disappointed about that than me; for that matter, so is my mother.

Jean le

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A completely inappropriate question to ask. Nobody should ever ask questions relating to friends / family like this one. Just to throw it back in the interviewer's face and teach them why they shouldn't ask a question like this, you could try looking troubled and then say "I don't know, they both died in a horrible car accident when I was just a child".

J le

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Yes. They wanted me to be an underwater basket weaver.

Larr le

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I hate to spoil all the fun, but this question (and other goofy questions like them) are all, 99.999% certainly urban myths. I’m a hiring manager and have done so many 100s of interviews over the years. I found this through a story in the SF Gate about the “25 oddball interview questions for 2009” and I’ve heard all of these, attributed to a bunch of different firms. Big firms like these don’t ask silly questions like these, they ask pretty standard, vanilla ones, like “Tell me about your current job.” “Why do you think you’ll be successful at [insert name of firm]”. “What’s your biggest mistake you’ve made professionally.” This is just a bit of fun, but I’ve never actually met a hiring manager (and I’ve met lots, because I’ve also consulted to big firms on hiring), who have asked silly stuff like this. What happens is, word gets out that questions like these are asked, and people tell their friends they were asked them so they can tell a funny story about their response. That’s it. Typical urban myth stuff. What I’m amazed about is I saw this reported in the San Francisco Chronicle! I guarantee you they didn’t call to verify if this question (or any of the others) were real. If they had, they would have found out this is about as true as the story about the girl who wakes up in the bathtub with her kidneys gone. My advice to real job seekers is show up prepared to discuss what you do, what you did at your last two jobs, and why you want to make a change. Know very well what the company does, and know the role you are applying for. Be open and honest. That’s it. I can almost guarantee you, you won’t get asked a dopey question like these on this list. They’re just make believe silly stuff.

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