10 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Ever Asked And How To Tackle Them

Do you feel that job interview questions are becoming stranger with every passing year? With growth in competition, interviewers are laying emphasis on testing the analytical skills and the candidate’s ability to cope with the pressure. Apparently, they end up asking some very weird questions.

Do you think strange and wacky interview questions help interviewers to know you better? ACADZONE has listed some of the weirdest questions faced by people. Have you ever faced such odd interview questions? Tell us in the comments!

Weird questions asked in job interviews and how to answer them:

1.      If you were a Star Trek or Star Wars character, which one would it be?

This is easy! All you need to do is pick a character that is a leader or a risk-taker. It not only displays your leadership spirit, but also shows that you aren’t afraid of taking risks for the company’s growth.

2.      What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

This question might sound strange but shows planning and personality traits, as in how much do you keep yourself prepared to deal with unforeseen events.

3.      What kind of news do you like?

This question is asked by employers because they like to know if their employees read the newspaper and magazines related to their industry. It is only then they can be aware of the trends in the industry and work towards the development of that organisation.

4.      If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?/ What was the last movie you watched?/ If you could be any character from literature, who would you be?  

This question is generally asked to check the interests and creativity of the candidate.

5.      How many gas stations would you say there are in the United States?

This question is certainly weird, but the objective behind it is to know how you think about solving a large problem. It’s about estimations more than actual calculations. Such questions test your decision making abilities in tough situations, to see if you can keep calm and solve a problem.

6.      If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Such questions not only test your creativity but also give a hint to the employer about your personality.

7.      If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

When a question like this is asked in your job interview, the interviewer wants to find out about your accomplishments and your personality. Also, the title would reflect your creativity.

8.      If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?

Questions like this are asked to get an idea about your goals and future plans, and how you want to go about achieving them.

9.      Who do you like best, your mom or dad?

Another peculiar question to be answered carefully! Such questions aren’t asked to know the family problems you’ve been through. Talk about something you’ve been taught by your parents and how it has helped you become a successful person.

10.   What’s the most important part of the sandwich?

This question was asked at a Subway restaurant interview. And the person who got selected replied, “The smile.”

More such questions:

  • How many balloons can you fit inside San Francisco?

This question was asked by Google for an associate product manager’s position. (Source: Glassdoor)

  • Can you leap over tall buildings in a single bound?

George Fox University asked this question during an interview for a campus security guard’s position. (Source: Glassdoor)

  • Tell me something you wouldn’t want me to know about you.

Asked by FactSet while interviewing for a consultant’s position (Source: Glassdoor)

  • Suppose you toss a fair coin 400 times. What is the probability that you get at least 220 heads? Round your answer to the nearest percent.

Goldman Sachs asked this question when interviewing for a strategist’s position. (Source: Glassdoor)

  • If you were a salad, what kind of dressing would you have? (Source: hubpages.com)
  • If you were a car, what kind would you be? (Source: hubpages.com)
  • Why are manhole covers round? (Source: hubpages.com)
  • How many close friends do you have? (Source: hubpages.com)

So, if you feel that aliens are telepathically feeding questions to your interviewer, take a deep breath and answer it without losing your cool.

 

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