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Weird Interview Questions

6 Outrageous Interview Questions

It's too bad that I have only had disappointingly normal job interviews in the past, or I would have some juicy stories to share with you! I've heard of some employers asking pretty outlandish questions, and I guess it's just another way for them to reduce the numbers and find someone who will mesh with their company culture. I can see how some of these questions test critical thinking skills and the ability to think on the spot, so it might be a fun practice to ask yourself how you would answer them. compiled a list of oddball interview questions in the last 15 months, which were submitted by interviewees. Here are some of my favorites:

  • “What is the philosophy of Martial Arts?” — Aflac
  • “If you could be any superhero, who would it be?” — AT&T
  • "Using a scale of 1 to 10, rate yourself on how weird you are." — Capital One
  • "Explain to me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years." — Boston Consulting
  • "How many bricks are there in Shanghai? Consider only residential buildings." — Deloitte Consulting
  • "If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?" — Goldman Sachs
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itsme3683 itsme3683 6 years
Wow! The weirdest one I ever got was if I were a kitchen appliance, what would I be and why.
Diana615 Diana615 6 years
I was asked in an interview if I were a breakfast cereal what I would be. I answered Grape nuts. Wrong answer I guess, didn't get the job.
amber512 amber512 6 years
My brain boggles at even trying to come up with appropriate answers!
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