Weird Job Interview Questions

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This is the list of unusual job interview questions.

  • “How lucky are you and why?” –Airbnb, Content Manager interview.
  • “Does life fascinate you?” — Ernst & Young (tax analyst).
  • “If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?” — Hewlett-Packard (product marketing manager).
  • “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?” –Apple, Specialist interview.
  • “Just entertain me for five minutes. I’m not going to talk.” — Acosta (leadership development program associate).
  • “If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?” –Yahoo, Search Quality Analyst interview.
  • “If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?” –Bed Bath & Beyond, Sales Associate interview.
  • “Name five uses of a stapler without staples.” — EvaluServe (business analyst).
  • “Do you believe in Bigfoot?” –Norwegian Cruise Line, Casino Marketing Coordinator interview.
  • “Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?” –Xerox, Client Manager interview.
  • “What is your least favorite thing about humanity?” –ZocDoc, Operations Associate interview.
  • “How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?” –Goldman Sachs, Programmer Analyst interview.
  • “Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?” –LivingSocial, Consumer Advocate interview.
  • “If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?” –McKinsey & Company, Associate interview.
  • “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?” –Urban Outfitters Sales Associate interview.
  • “If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?” –SinglePlatform, Inside Sales Consultant interview.
  • “What’s the color of money?” –American Heart Association, Project Manager interview.
  • “What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?” -Applebee’s, Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server interview.
  • “How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year?” –TASER, Leadership Development Program interview.
  • “What song best describes your work ethic?” – Asked at Dell of a consumer sales candidate.
  • “Are you exhaling warm air?” — Walker Marketing (client manager).
  • “How many cows are in Canada?” – Asked at Google of a local data quality evaluator candidate.
  • “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?” — Asked at Gallup of associate analyst candidate.
  • “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?” — Asked at JetBlue of a pricing/revenue management analyst candidate.
  • “How are M&Ms made?” – Reportedly from USBank/
  • “What kitchen utensil would you be?” — Asked at Bandwidth.com of a marketer candidate.
  • “How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 on a Friday?” — Google vendor relations manager.
  • “Pick two celebrities to be your parents.” — Asked at Urban Outfitter of a sales associate candidate.
  • “A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?” – Clark Construction Group asked candidates for an engineer position.
  • “What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now.” — Asked at LivingSocial of an Adventures City manager candidate.
  • “How do you make a tuna sandwich?” — Asked at Astron Consulting of an office manager candidate.
  • “Name 3 previous Nobel Prize Winners.” — Asked at BenefitsCONNECT, Office Manager candidate.
  • “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?” — Asked at Amazon of product development candidate.
  • “On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.” — Asked at Kraft Foods of a general laborer candidate.

Sources: fastcompany.com, businessinsider.com, jobs.aol.com, management.fortune.cnn.com, finance.yahoo.com.

Related: How to answer those bizarre job interview questions – bbc.co.uk

One thought on “Weird Job Interview Questions

  • December 8, 2014 at 12:52 am
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    I do not think they are weird. The interviewer possible has some definite point in asking the question. Perhaps he or she is trying to find out whether a prospective employee can think out of the box. Awesome collection nonetheless!

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