Oddball Interview Questions

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Many (most?) of us have had to answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and “What are your weaknesses?” in job interviews.

But how would you like to have to estimate how many windows there are in New York?

Glassdoor, a crowd-sourced website that prepares candidates for job interviews and salary negotiations by gathering information from employees and recent interviewees at companies, compiled a list of the weirdest interview questions asked on interviews last year. In addition to the windows, there were questions about where the interviewer should go on vacation, what you’d make the interviewer for dinner (this for a job at Trader Joe’s, so not that crazy, in context) and more.

The most out-in-left-field question I can recall in an interview was: “What’s the meaning of life?”

Without a moment of hesitation, I answered: 42.

I got the job, even though the interviewer did not get the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference.

Please share oddball questions you’ve faced in the comments.



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