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The Most Off-The-Wall Interview Questions

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Summary: Be ready for these off-the-wall questions during your interview because, let’s face it, no one would expect to be asked them.

Generally interviews are pretty straight-forward, filled with the typical questions like “What are your goals?” and “Why should we hire you?”, but some hiring managers out there want to test your creativity and quick response to sticky situations. They do this by asking some unorthodox questions. Glassdoor has gathered a list of 10 questions that have been used in the United States and United Kingdom for your entertainment and benefit.

  1. Space Exploration Technologies is known to have asked: “When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?”
  2. Whole Foods Market has asked: “Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?”
  3. You may be asked “If you’re the CEO, what are the first three things you check about the business when you wake up?” at a Dropbox interview.
  4. “What would be the name of your debut album?” has been asked at Urban Outfitters.
  5. W. Business Acquisitions has asked: “How would you sell hot cocoa in Florida?”
  6. HubSpot tests your business and creative side by asking: “If I gave you $40,000 to start a business, what would you start?”
  7. The question: “What would you do if you found a penguin in the freezer?” comes from Trader Joe’s.
  8. “If you were a brand, what would be your motto?” comes from Boston Consulting Group.
  9. “How many basketballs would fit in this room?” is a pretty technical question to come from Delta Air Lines.
  10. Uniqlo gets down to business with the question: “If you had $2,000, how would you double it in 24 hours?”

Many of these kinds of questions do not have a right or wrong answer, and even if they did the person asking the questions is more concerned with your response. Being confident in your answer is more important than what is the right answer.


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Authored by: Amanda Griffin