But there are some interviews where hiring managers ask questions that are a bit unexpected, to say the least. Here are 15 of the craziest interview questions that you can start adding into your recruitment strategies.
Adam Newman was also asked how he would build a spice rack for a blind person and what his favorite episode of South Park is — all during the same interview.
One interviewee at Airbnb probably scratched their chin at that one.
OK, so it’s not really a question per se, but Facebook sure knows how to find the best and brightest.
This comes from Google. Easiest answer? Pripyat (site of the Chernobyl disaster), zero.
Boeing sure uses interesting tactics to find its engineers.
Keith Boesky says a major law firm asked him that question when he applied for a summer gig.
Spirit Airlines sure knows how to make prospective employees think on their feet.
When seeking an electrical engineer, St. Jude Medical asked quite the head-scratcher.
Goldman Sachs certainly assumed candidates were able to figure out how many square feet are in a typical pizza in the first place.
Harrod’s is a world-famous department store, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they try to hire folks who know how to sell things.
The fine folks over at Forrester Research asked this question to a research associate candidate.
Medtronic was looking for a diabetes therapy associate and decided to gauge how truthful prospective candidates were.
This is a question that Apple asked prospective candidates.
An office engineer candidate for a job at the Clark Construction Group likely didn’t prepare for this question.
Looking to hire an operations leader, MasterCard left no stones unturned when trying to think of one of the weirder, yet definitely possible, scenarios that person might encounter on the job.
Job candidates have practiced for hours to answer traditional questions like, "What would you say your greatest weakness is?" So asking them an out-of-the-box question throws them off guard, and you'll be able to see how quickly they're able to think on their feet.
What’s the craziest question you were ever asked in a job interview?