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Jumping Ships? Here’re 2015 Top-10 Crazy Job Interview Questions



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Apr 09 2015
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Although we’ve entered the fourth month of the year, people are still jumping ships as if there’s no tomorrow. Unlike generation-X, the ambitious generation-Y (and soon generation-Z) would not think twice about quitting and hop to other companies, as long as the pay is good. They realize how dumb it would be to stay loyal while their companies wouldn’t blink an eye about laying off their supposedly loyal employees.

Crazy Job Interview - by five interviewers

As the saying goes, life is like a box of chocolates and employment is like a bus stand. After some time, you just gotta take a bus to another bus stand and the process continues. And there’s no guarantee that your company wouldn’t retrench you, let alone the prospect of pay raise or promotions, regardless of how talented you are. Hence, when you get the chance to join a MNC, ask for the sky – it’s purely business, nothing personal.

 

You’ve heard about how fresh graduates and experienced people fighting tooth and nail to get into giant tech companies, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Adobe or Google. Or top financial institutions such as JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs, or consultancy firms such as McKinsey. But unlike getting a job at McDonald’s or Hewlett Packard, the hiring manager at top employers does not ask boring routine questions during job interview.

Crazy Job Interview Questions - Confuse Face

How would you respond when you’re being asked “Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?” or simply “What did you have for breakfast?” You smell rats and tons of tricks, don’t you? Well, there’re many reasons behind such weird job interview questions, from psychology test to job expectations, or simply to see if you could produce unique answers from the rest of the candidates.

 

Last year, Goldman Sachs asked a candidate “How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?” Meanwhile, McKinsey asked “If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?” And if you were hoping to get a job at Apple because you love iPhone, the question asked was “If you were a pizza deliveryman how would you benefit from scissors?”. So what were some top questions asked this year, as compiled by Glassdoor?

2014 Weird Crazy Job Interview Questions

{ 1 }  Employer: Airbnb

Job Interview Question: “What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?”

 

{ 2 }  Employer: Squarespace

Job Interview Question: “What’s your favorite 90s jam?”

 

{ 3 }  Employer: Dropbox

Job Interview Question: “If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?”

 

{ 4 }  Employer: Stanford University

Job Interview Question: “Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?”

 

{ 5 }  Employer: Aksia

Job Interview Question: “If you had a machine that produced $100 dollars for life what would you be willing to pay for it today?”

 

{ 6 }  Employer: Banana Republic

Job Interview Question: “What did you have for breakfast?”

 

{ 7 }  Employer: Spirit Airlines

Job Interview Question: “Describe the color yellow to somebody who’s blind.”

 

{ 8 }  Employer: Bose

Job Interview Question: “If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?”

 

{ 9 }  Employer: Redbox

Job Interview Question: “How many people flew out of Chicago last year?”

 

{ 10 }  Employer: Cold Stone Creamery

Job Interview Question: “What’s your favorite Disney Princess?”

 

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