An Interview can cause a lot of stress and a raised heartbeat. Stress can increase considerably when being asked unusual questions that we are not prepared for.
When looking for new employees, entrepreneurs often aim at exceptional talents, who can astonish with their creativity and innovative perspective on weighty matters for the company.
Finding the top talents would be difficult if the interviews were limited only to the painfully standard questions. Therefore, when recruiting candidates many corporations including world giants such as Apple and Google tend to ask how to resolve unexpected problems.
Business Insider presented a collection of Internet users strangest questions, which fell last year in the premises of several giants of global businesses. We present the most interesting one of them:
1.If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use. (Google Administrative Assistant)
- How would you test an elevator? (Software Development Engineer at Microsoft)
- How would you solve problems if you were from Mars (Senior Recruiting Manager at Amazon)
- Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of. (Apple Software Engineering Manager)
- If you were a street sign what would you be? (Sales Associate at Pacific Sunware)
- A Russian gangster kidnaps you. He puts two bullets in consecutive order in an empty six-round revolver, spins it, points it at your head and shoots. Click. You’re still alive. He then asks you, do you want me to spin it again and fire or pull the trigger again. For each option, what is the probability that you’ll be shot? (Internet Marketing Analyst at Facebook)
- Why wouldn’t I hire you? (Recruiter at Twitter)
- If you were to be a Sony product, what would you be? (Retail Sales Specialist at Sony)
- How would you estimate how many radio stations are in the US? (Product Manager at Google)
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