Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Top 25 Unusual Interview Questions

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially if you receive some offbeat questions that seemingly have nothing to do with the position you are applying for.

Recently, Glassdoor released its top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014. Check out the list below for some unusual questions and try to come up with your own answers, and be prepared for some unconventional questions in your next interview.

“If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would you be? – The Zappos Family

“How lucky are you and why?” – Airbnb

“If you were a pizza deliveryman, how would you benefit from scissors?” – Apple

“If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?” – Red Frog Events

“Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?” – Dell

“If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?” – Yahoo

“If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?” – Bed Bath & Beyond

“Do you believe in Big Foot?” – Norwegian Cruise Line

“Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?” – Xerox

“What is your least favorite thing about humanity?” – ZocDoc

“How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the US?” – Factual

“How honest are you?” – Allied Telesis

“How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?” – Godman Sachs

“Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?” – LivingSocial

“If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?” – McKinsey & Company

“You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?” – Urban Outfitters

“How does the internet work?” – Akamai

“If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?” – SinglePlatform

“What is the color of money?” – American Heart Association

“What was the last gift you gave someone?” – Gallup

“What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?” – Applebee’s

“How many snow shovels were sold in the US last year?” – TASER

“It’s Thursday, we’re staffing you on a telecommunications project in Calgary, Canada on Monday. Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do before you leave?” – ThoughtWorks

“Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt.” – Active Network

“How you ever been on a boat?” – Applied Systems

Orion International has great tools and resources to help prepare you for even the toughest interview questions, including interview basics, different types of interviews, sample interview questions, and the most common interview mistakes to help you ace that interview.


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