What would you do?


You are driving down the road on a wild, stormy night, when you pass a bus stop and see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved your life.

3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.


Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?


You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first.Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.What would you do?

This is reported to be an actual question from a job interview and the applicant selected gave the following answer.


“Give the keys to the old friend, have them drive the old lady to the hospital

Wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”


The moral of this story is don’t be afraid to think outside the box and be creative when answering interview questions. Problem solving is part of a days work in the police service and your selection interview is a great opportunity to show why you stand out from the thousands of other police applicants.

Also…. beware this common technique to “get inside your head” during job interviews…