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What’s the Weirdest Interview Question You Ever Had?

Posted by Marty Hudson on Dec 30, 2010 4:35:38 PM

What’s the Weirdest Interview Question You Every Had?

I ran across an article titled “Top 25 oddball job interview questions of 2010” featuring the weirdest interview questions of the year, and the companies that asked them, published by Glassdoor.com, an online career and jobs community that offers insights on companies and workplaces.  Some are quite amusing.  We decided to take our 12 favorite and provide our answers.  Why 12 and not 10 you ask?  10 just seems too normal.  Here you go:

"If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?" — Asked for an analyst position at Goldman Sachs.

--- I would not try to get out - instead I would pray for margaritas and go out like a boss.

"What is the philosophy of martial arts?" — Asked for a sales associate position at Aflac.

--- To do awesome stunts and make movies.

"Rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are." — Asked for an operations analyst position at Capital One.

--- 11

"How many basketball[s] can you fit in this room?" — Asked for a people analyst position at Google.

Mens' or womens' sized basketballs?

"If you could be any superhero, who would it be?" — Asked for a customer sales position at AT&T.

--- The Tick.

"You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?" — Asked for a fixed income analyst position at Blackrock Portfolio Management Group.

--- There is no cake. The cake is a lie.

"An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a pear?"— Asked for a project manager position at Epic Systems.

--- Free, nobody eats pears.

"You are in a dark room with no light. You need matching socks for your interview and you have 19 gray socks and 25 black socks. What are the chances you will get a matching pair?" — Asked for a quality assurance position at Eze Castle.

--- Zero.  Same as when the light is on.

"What do wood and alcohol have in common?" — Asked for a staff writer position at Guardsmark.

--- You can burn a building down with both.

"Why do you think only a small percentage of the population makes over $150K?" — Asked for a sales agent position at New York Life.

--- Because if it was a large percentage the question would be “Why do you think only a small percentage of the population makes over $250K?”

"How are M&M's made?" — Asked for a program development position at US Bank.

--- First a Daddy M&M marries a Mommy M&M…

"What would you do if you just inherited a pizzeria from your uncle?" — Asked for a business analyst position at Volkswagen.

--- Drink straight from the tap.

Take a look at the full list at http://bit.ly/gMRraZ.  Give us some of your answers or let us know, What’s the Weirdest Interview Question You Every Had?

--- Marty Hudson

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