Top 25 'oddball' job interview questions from 2011
- By Jack Lambert – Researcher/Reporter – Baltimore Business Journal
Interviewing for a job can be very stressful. Some of the questions can really make you sweat as you try and find the right things to say.
Others, not so much.
Glassdoor.com, a jobs and career website, recently released its top-25 "oddball questions" from interviewers in 2011. The company picked through more than 150,000 interview questions to come up with some of the wackiest things job candidates were asked in 2011.
Here is the list:
1. "How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday?" – asked at Google, vendor relations manager candidate
2. "Just entertain me for five minutes, I'm not going to talk." – asked at Acosta, leadership development program associate candidate.
3. "If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?" – asked at Hewlett-Packard, product marketing manager candidate
4. "What do you think of garden gnomes?" – asked at Trader Joe's, team member candidate
5. "Is your college GPA reflective of your potential?" – asked at the Advisory Board, strategic marketing associate candidate
6. "Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?" – asked at Deloitte, analyst candidate
7. "If you could be number one employee but have all your coworkers dislike you or you could be number 15 employee and have all your coworkers like you, which would you choose?" – asked at ADP, inside sales associate candidate
8. "How would you cure world hunger?" – asked at Amazon.com, software developer candidate
9. "Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?" – asked at Pinkberry, shift lead candidate
10. "Does life fascinate you?" – asked at Ernst & Young, tax analyst c