Crazy interview questions

July 8, 2008 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

I just read this article on weird interview questions. When I was job hunting, I prepared for the typical, run-of-the-mill questions like “So, tell me about yourself,” “Do you prefer working alone or as a team member?” and “What is your greatest strength? Worst weakness?”

Apparently now some interviewers are asking out-of-the-ordinary questions to get a better idea of the applicant’s personality, including these gems:

  • “What movie star do you think would make the best employee?” “
  • What color describes your personality and why?”
  • “Which character on ‘Seinfeld’ are you most like?”
  • “Are you more like a placid pool of water or a running horse?”
  • “If you were a fruit, what kind would you be and why?”

I was once asked if I had read some science fiction novel and when I replied no, my interviewer went on to explain the intense philosophical meaning of the book and offered to loan me a copy.

Anyone have good answers to these they’d like to share? I’d love to hear some other wacky questions people have been asked in interviews.


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