What is the strangest interview question you have been asked?

Do you still remember your last interview? How did you feel? Confident or under pressure? How well did you prepare? Did you pass or fail? What was the strangest question you were asked?

What kind of questions did you get asked? It is easy to search the web for the standard interview questions such as:

What are your strengths and weaknesses?
How do you handle failure?
Why did you leave your last job?
Why do you want to work/study with us?
What problems have you faced at work and how did you overcome them?
Questions about your resume/CV.
Where do yo see yourself 5 years from now?
And many more.

But what about the non-standard questions, and how do you answer them? Sometimes there is no right or wrong way to answer them. The interviewer just wants to see how you react. Here are a selection of some unusual interview questions that have been asked by some of the world’s biggest companies:

If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?
Design a spice rack for the blind.
How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?
Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there.
What kind of tree would you be?
Why are manholes round?

What is the strangest interview question you have ever been asked? Please share and comment. We would love to hear from you.


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