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The Best Companies Will Throw You a Curveball

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Summary: Read these quirky, random, and creative interview questions from 16 top companies.

After going to a couple interviews, you know what kind of questions to expect, or at least you thought you did. While many companies stick with the typical questions such as “What is your biggest weakness?” others will change things up a bit. Keep in mind that companies are not looking for the right answer. They want to see creativity, quick thinking, keeping cool under stress, and problem solving skills come out in your answers.

Facebook – “25 horses, no stopwatch. 5 tracks. Figure out the top three fastest horses in the fewest number of races.”

Google – “Why are manhole covers round?”

Apple – “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?”

Amazon – “How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?”

Microsoft – “How would you test an elevator?”

Uber – “How would you find the words that became obsolete in English language between 16th and 17th century? You may use a search engine.”

Trader Joe’s – “What do you think of garden gnomes?”

Living Social – “What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”

Urban Outfitters – “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?”

American Heart Association – “What’s the color of money?”

PETCO – “How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?”

Kraft Foods – “On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.”

MasterCard – “Can you say ‘Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”

Redbox – “How many people flew out of Chicago last year?”

Bose – “If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?”

Airbnb – “What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?”


The Best Companies Will Throw You a Curveball by
Authored by: Amanda Griffin