In a fight who would win, batman or spiderman?
Describe the color yellow to someone who is blind.
How many people flew out of Chicago last year?
Who’s your favorite Disney Princess?
Ever been asked an odd question during your interview that has sent your brows raising, your eyes twitching and your mind boggling? Here is a collection of some the craziest job interview questions to be asked in the history of, well, ever! How would you have answered?
“What do you think of lava lamps? And ‘Dilbert’?”
Asked by Boeing for an engineer position.
Tell me a story.
Celgene for corporate communications position
What kind of tree would you be?
Cisco for Senior Technical Writer position
What will you hate about this job?
Medtronic for Diabetes Therapy Association position
Are you a hunter or a gatherer?
Dell Account Manager
If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?
Bed Bath and Beyond Associate
How does the internet work?
Job as Director at Akamai
What is the color of money?
Am Heart Association
How many calories in a grocery store?
What is the wildest thing you’ve done?
If you were an inanimate object, what would you be?
If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?
Goldman Sachs Analyst
How many ridges are there around a quarter?
Deloitte, Project Analyst
Explain to me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years.
If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner?
“An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a pear?”
Asked at Epic Systems, Project Manager position.
“There are three boxes. One contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?”
Asked at Apple, Software QA Engineer position.
“How many traffic lights in Manhattan?”
Asked at Argus Information & Advisory Services, Analyst position.
“You are in a dark room with no light. You need matching socks for your interview and you have 19 grey socks and 25 black socks. What are the chances you will get a matching pair?”
Asked at Eze Castle, Quality Assurance position
“What do wood and alcohol have in common?”
Asked at Guardsmark, Staff Writer position
“How do you weigh an elephant without using a weigh machine?”
Asked at IBM, Software Engineer position
“You have 8 pennies. 7 weigh the same, one weighs less. You also have a judges scale. Find the one that weighs less in less than 3 steps.”
Asked at Intel, Systems Validation Engineer position.
“Why do you think only a small percentage of the population makes over $150K?”
Asked at New York Life, Sales Agent position
“You are in charge of 20 people. Organise them to figure out how many bicycles were sold in your area last year.”
Asked at Schlumberger, Field Engineer position.
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