Glassdoor Reveals Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014
SAUSALITO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/17/14 -- More than one in five
(22 percent) employees report that searching for a new job is among
their top career resolutions for 2014, according to Glassdoor's 2013
Q4 Employment Confidence Survey. To help job candidates prepare for
today's challenging interview process and to ultimately find a job
they love, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, announced today
its annual list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions. Based on tens
of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the
past year, the list uncovers some of the most unexpected interview
questions, helping job seekers prepare for anything during an
interview in 2014.
Glassdoor's Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014:
1. "If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos
office, what type of parade would it be?" - The Zappos Family,
Customer Loyalty Team Member interview. More The Zappos Family
2. "How lucky are you and why?" - Airbnb, Content Manager interview.
More Airbnb interview questions.
3. "If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from
scissors?" - Apple, Specialist interview. More Apple interview
4. "If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?" -
Red Frog Events, Event Coordinator interview. More Red Frog Events
5. "Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?" - Dell, Account Manager
interview. More Dell interview questions.
6. "If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what
would you bring?" - Yahoo, Search Quality Analyst interview. More
Yahoo interview questions.
7. "If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?" - Bed
Bath & Beyond, Sales Associate interview. More Bed Bath & Beyond
8. "Do you believe in Bigfoot?" - Norwegian Cruise Line, Casino
Marketing Coordinator interview. More Norwegian Cruise Line interview
9. "Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?" - Xerox, Client Manager interview.
More Xerox interview questions.
10. "What is your least favorite thing about humanity?" - ZocDoc,
Operations Associate interview. More ZocDoc interview questions.
11. "How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the
U.S.?" - Factual, Software Engineer interview. More Factual interview
12. "How honest are you?" - Allied Telesis, Executive Assistant
interview. More Allied Telesis interview questions.
13. "How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?"
- Goldman Sachs, Programmer Analyst interview. More Goldman Sachs
14. "Can you instruct someone how to make an origami 'cootie catcher'
with just words?" - LivingSocial, Consumer Advocate interview. More
LivingSocial interview questions.
15. "If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?" -
McKinsey & Company, Associate interview. More McKinsey & Company
16. "You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be
and why?" - Urban Outfitters Sales Associate interview. More Urban
Outfitters interview questions.
17. "How does the internet work?" - Akamai, Director interview. More
Akamai interview questions.
18. "If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play
you and why?" - SinglePlatform, Inside Sales Consultant interview.
More SinglePlatform interview questions.
19. "What's the color of money?" - American Heart Association,
Project Manager interview. More American Heart Association interview
20. "What was the last gift you gave someone?" - Gallup, Data Analyst
interview. More Gallup interview questions.
21. "What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?" -
Applebee's, Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server interview. More
Applebee's interview questions.
22. "How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year?" - TASER,
Leadership Development Program interview. More TASER interview
23. "It's Thursday; we're staffing you on a telecommunications
project in Calgary, Canada on Monday. Your flight and hotel are
booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do
before you leave?" - ThoughtWorks, Junior Consultant interview. More
ThoughtWorks interview questions.
24. "Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt."
- Active Network, Client Applications Specialist interview. More
Active Network interview questions.
25. "Have you ever been on a boat?" - Applied Systems, Graphic
Designer interview. More Applied Systems interview questions.
"While job candidates should be prepared to take on challenging and
oddball interview questions during the hiring process, they should
also be ready for anything, which includes answering common interview
questions," said Allyson Willoughby, Glassdoor senior vice president
of people. "For example, many candidates should be ready to answer
questions like: 'What are your strengths and weaknesses?', 'Why do
you want to work here?' and 'Where do you see yourself in five
years?'" To help job candidates prepare for anything, Glassdoor has
also compiled a list of the Most Common Interview Questions.
Interview questions are part of the Interview Reviews feature on
Glassdoor, which offers insights into the interview process for
specific jobs at specific companies -- all for free. Glassdoor has
collected nearly one million interview questions and reviews around
the world. Interview Reviews include details from actual job
candidates about the entire hiring process, including the interview
format, how the interview was achieved (e.g., applied online,
connected via a recruiter, etc.), average duration, ratings on the
overall interview experience and interview questions and answers.
Each review also includes details as to whether a job offer was made
and whether it was accepted or declined, along with any negotiation
See last year's list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions (2013).
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is
changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent.
Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as
well as access to proprietary user-generated content including
company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval
ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more.
Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections(TM) at
particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition,
thousands of employers are using Glassdoor's Talent Solutions to
support their recruiting and employment branding efforts. Glassdoor
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