It always fits into the other hole, thus is the safest shape possible.
It doesn't matter (though the two answers given here are correct). The true (and unspoken) question is, "Are you curious enough to ask what the real answer is, despite the fact that the question has no relevance to the job?" IMHO, this is a test of curiosity. If the candidate gives their answer but doesn't ask a follow-up question like, "What's the right answer?" or "Is there a right answer?" they're not an innately curious person. Just my .02.
One that comes to mind is when I work as a XXXXXXX for XXXXXX company, working on a client financial management solutions. Working in that project I noted cost of overspending mainly driven by IT procurement contract. I brought this to the client's attention and asked them to consider other alternatives due to the exorbitant charges impacting the business profitability. Client was reluctant to take our advice, as they had a good relationship with the contractor. I constructed a financial model for the client, identifying cost and benefit analysis if they were to take our recommendation. The result was that client took on on our advice and review all their procurement contracts with the option of pulling out if contract becomes unfavorable. This gives client a favorable OCI with 10% savings in IT procurement.
They don't care about the employees, they just want to make money. They do a lot of marketing for a reason ! a good company doesn't need all the marketing, posts and all the noise to be noticed!!! They aren't what they seem or make them self' s look like. There are maybe three ladies that have a great deal of education, meaning the way they conduct them self , the rest are "girls" that think they are professionals.
Pretty stock question. If you give a stock answer, they don't seem to care. I would try to play around with it though (crack a joke, spin the question into something positive) because that will make you more memorable.
What is your greatest weakness...asking for a job here....
Ask my coworkers and supervisors for help with the problem. (The interviewer nodded to this answer, as if that was what he wanted or expected to hear)
I've been asked this many times as well and it seems that they are looking for your ability to be autonomous. First, search any knowledge base that the team has set up. Second, search open and archived tickets for possible solutions Third, Google Fourth, coworkers.
I love to win because hating to lose hints towards pessimism and could possibly lead to focusing on your losses, not shaking them off and moving on.
I HATE to lose. Love to win or "never say die"? Once you win, you forget pretty quickly. Losing lasts longer. There are no good learning experiences that did not come from adversity. As long as you look at the big picture: losing the battle is not losing the war. Those that hate to lose are more hungry than individuals who love to win.
I hate to lose. Winning is the expectation and for successful people the norm. Granted winning provides satisfaction, but if it's something you do consistently the lows of losing would heavily outweigh the highs of winning.