38 Ridiculous job interview questions






  • How many times a day do a clock’s hands overlap?



  • Is a Jaffa cake a biscuit or cake?



  • An apple costs 20 pence, an orange costs 40 pence, and a banana costs 60 pence, how much is a pear?



  • How many light bulbs are in this building?



  • How would you sell me eggnog in the summer?



  • What are five uncommon uses of a brick, not including building, layering, or a paperweight?



  • If both a taxi and a limo were priced the exact same, which one would you choose?



  • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?



  • Are your parents disappointed with your career aspirations?



  • Can you describe an atom?



  • Who would win a battle between a ninja and a pirate?



  • If you could speak to one type of animal, what would it be?



  • Name one big animal that you would beat in a battle and how would you do that?



  • Are you a cat person?



  • If you are a god what would you do to the world?



  • What would you do when you have learnt that your boat is out of oil?



  • If you were a bicycle, what part would you be?



  • If you were a salad, what kind of dressing would you have?



  • You are in charge of 20 people. Organise them to figure out how many bicycles were sold in your area last year.



  • If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner?



  • How many balloons would fit in this room?



  • What would you choose as your last meal?



  • Which is your favorite soup?



  • If you were a character from Star Wars, which one would you be?



  • How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?



  • If I assembled three of your format supervisors in a room and asked them about you, what would they say about you that you would say is not true?



  • If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?



  • If aliens landed in front of you and, in exchange for anything you desire, offered you any position on their planet what would you want?



  • Why on earth are you here today?



  • Sing a song that best describes you.



  • When you go on holiday, when do you pack your case?



  • What would I find in your fridge right now?



  • If you could be Batman or Robin, which one would you be?



  • If you were a slice of vegetable, stuck into the food blender, what would you do to get out?



  • Could you consider wearing a bit more make – up if we hire you?



  • What was the most traumatic experience to happen in your personal life?



  • If you had a choice between two superpowers — being invisible or flying — which would you choose?



  • How do I rate as an interviewer?


Question 38 might be a bit ridiculous, but it actually shows something essentially important.


The interviewer is a normal human-being as you.


Sometimes the interviewer tries to make you feel uncomfortable on purpose, tries to challenge you and even scare you a bit with his/her questions. But most often they are as concerned whether or not they perform well as you are.


We give you the second portion to prepare you that you can always expect the unexpected.


But if you keep smiling, keep answering with your positive attitude,


At the end of the day everything will be all right.


What to wear on your next job interview

You want to show the best part of your personality and act with professionalism.


You’ve spent the right time preparing your answers, researching and digging into depths of the business character.


You’re well armed with knowledge and already read our Ultimate Questionnaire:

38 questions + answers for your job interview article (if not – it’s time to do it now).


But it turns out there’s no need to talk.


Because before you even sit down, they’ve already started forming an opinion.


“If you go to an interview in butcher’s, wearing high heels, that’s going to be weird, right?”


Depending on the business character and the type of clients the company works with, the interviewer already has a profile he/she is seeking for in their mind.


Their perfect candidate should master the right way of dressing, which will correspond to the clients as professional and positive as possible.


As a possible future employee in the company you would be communicating its values through the way you look.

That is why the interviewer needs to see he/she can count on you to be dressed properly, meeting their expectations for a professional impression.


Appearance is a big factor in making a good first impression.


With our tips bellow you can reach the level which can guarantee that you’re on the right page of expectations.


“I work in a company, where everyone wears suits and everyone in Denmark knows that about the company. So showing up in sneakers just shows you’re not interested in working there. The dress code depends mostly on culture. It’s a culture thing – country and company culture.”


So what are the steps you need to go through in order to assure you made a successful choice?


Proper outfit for an interview must comply with the industry in which the company you are applying for operates, and by geographic region and time of the year.


  • Take time to research the company and the field – get to know the main competitors, then you will have the main guidelines in choosing the right clothes for the first meeting with the employer.


  • If you still are not sure what to wear, call the department “Human Resources” in the company itself and ask what is advisable to wear.


  • If you are still in doubt, dress more formally. Better practise is to do so, instead of ending up with too casual outfit for this type of business.


  • Make sure your clothes are clean and pressed.


  • Avoid wearing too much perfume.


  • Wear makeup or jewelry only if they comply with the sphere of the company’s activities.


  • Think about the image you want to create during the interview and then select clothing that make a good impression and is consistent with the character you would like to recreate.


You do not have any appropriate clothing at home?


Go to a big store and ask for help from a sales consultant. They will always help you with specific tips, which will ease your choice and make you feel confident about yourself and your decision.


In order to keep you on the right track, let’s follow some bad examples of job interview outfits:


Imagine a man dressed in a dark suit in August, applying for a construction worker’s position.


Can you guess why his interviewer would think that he had lost his mind?


Well, his clothing obviously is inappropriate – not only for the position and for the industry itself, but also for this specific time of the year.


So next time when you are going to a job interview, take the time necessary for the selection of appropriate clothing.


Do not rush your choice and count on plain “sixth sense”.


You need more than that in order to impress by the first moment you enter the room.

You need to communicate the figure of a reliable candidate, who will be the best embodiment of qualities, charm and vision, put all together.


The interview must be able to imagine yourself representing his business in the most successful and impressive way, using all available tools.

In fact, as a result of the interviews we performed, the experts shared look as one of the first (by importance and sequence) assets of their candidates, which get precisely estimated.


It’s pretty easy to asses whether or not the person in front of you is a good match for your business from this exact point of view.


But it’s not all about dress code, there is a bit more priceless information to discover and be prepared with.


What is more important than the way our body feels?


In order to compliment your conversation and looks with perfect attitudes, acts and feel, which will amaze the person across the table, take a look at the article bellow and plan your meal with the best advices you can find on the web:


Getting caught without some crucial item can throw off your confidence and make your interviewers question your preparedness level, which can be easily addressed to your preparedness to take on the position.


And therefore, we can advice you with few words:


  • do your homework,
  • formulate good questions and impressive answers,
  • and carry all the right stuff with you


For more advices on how to give outstanding answers to the interviewer’s questions and what to ask him/her during the interview, read our 38 questions + answers article now.


The better prepared you are, the better you can relax and present yourself as the best solution to the employer’s problem.


So waste no time, but follow the full set of tools we offer you and start building up your successful future.


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