Thursday, August 14, 2014

Five interview questions

As many of you know, hubby and I moved to the U.S. just about two months ago (from South Africa). So many factors were involved in making that happen and in settling down here - one of the biggest being: finding a job. I've been hunting and interviewing (or trying to) like it's my job.

I recently sat down with a good friend who works part time as a college admissions advisor. She works with high school students to help them get into the university that they want, particularly by helping them prepare for the admissions interview. So, her help was still extremely beneficial for me, even though I'm just a few years past the college admissions stage. ;) She shared these five, random (and very real) questions that have been asked in interviews and the companies that asked them:

1) Airbnb: "How lucky are you and why?"

2) Red Frog Events: "If you could sing one song on 'American Idol', what would it be?"

3) Zappos: "If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would it be?"

4) Dell: "Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?"

5) Apple: "If you were a pizza deliveryman, how would you benefit from scissors?"

How do you answer those in an interview?! The point of looking at these questions was that if you were asked these, the employers are probably looking more for creativity and the ability to think on the spot, rather than a specific answer.

Either way, how would you answer some of these? What are some out-there interview questions you've been asked or heard of?

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