Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions of 2014

Do you have oddball questions you ask at your organization?  Sometimes, an unexpected question can tell you a great deal about a candidate.

According to, here are the top 25 oddball interview questions of 2014, and who asked them.

1.     “If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would it be?” …ZAPPOS!
2.     “How lucky are you and why?” …airbnb
3.     “If you were a pizza deliveryman, how would you benefit from scissors?”…Apple
4.     “If you could sing a song on American Idol, what would it be?”…Red Frog Events
5.     “Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?”…Dell
6.     “If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?”…Yahoo
7.     “If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?”…Bed Bath & Beyond
8.     “Do you believe in Big Foot?”…Norwegian Cruise Line
9.     “Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?”…Xerox
10. “What is your least favorite thing about humanity?”…ZocDoc
11. “How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the US?”…Factual
12. “How honest are you?”…Alied Telesis
13. “How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?”…Goldman Sachs
14. “Can you instruct someone how to make an origami “cootie catcher” with just words?”…LivingSocial
15. “If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?”…Mckinsey & Company
16. “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?”…Urban Outfitters
17. “How does the internet work?”…Akamai
18. “If there was a movie produced about your live, who would play you and why?”…SinglePlatform
19. “What’s the color of money?”…American Heart Association
20. “What was the last gift you gave someone?”…Gallup
21. “What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?”…Applebees
22. “How many snow shovels sold in the US last year?”…Taser
23. “It’s Thursday, we’re staffing you on a telecommunications project in Calgary, Canada on Monday.  Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready.  What are the top five things you do before you leave?”…Thoughtworks
24. “Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt.”…Active Network
25. “Have you ever been on a boat?”…Applied Systems

To read some of the answers, and view more questions from the above companies, click the link below:,34.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=ODDBL14&utm_content=list

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