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:
- “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?” – Apple, Specialist interview. More Apple interview questions.
- “If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?” – Red Frog Events, Event Coordinator interview.More Red Frog Events interview questions.
- “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.
- “If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?” – Bed Bath & Beyond, Sales Associate interview.More Bed Bath & Beyond interview questions.
- “Do you believe in Bigfoot?” – Norwegian Cruise Line, Casino Marketing Coordinator interview. More Norwegian Cruise Line interview questions.
- “Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?” – Xerox, Client Manager interview. More Xerox interview questions.
- “What is your least favorite thing about humanity?” – ZocDoc, Operations Associate interview. More ZocDoc interview questions.
- “How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the U.S.?” – Factual, Software Engineer interview. More Factual interview questions.
- “How honest are you?” – Allied Telesis, Executive Assistant interview. More Allied Telesis interview questions.
- “How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?” – Goldman Sachs, Programmer Analyst interview. More Goldman Sachs interview questions.
- “Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?” – LivingSocial, Consumer Advocate interview. More LivingSocial interview questions.
- “If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?” – McKinsey & Company, Associate interview. More McKinsey & Company interview questions.
- “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.
- “How does the internet work?” – Akamai, Director interview. More Akamai interview questions.
- “If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?” – SinglePlatform, Inside Sales Consultant interview. More SinglePlatform interview questions.
- “What’s the color of money?” – American Heart Association, Project Manager interview. More American Heart Association interview questions.
- “What was the last gift you gave someone?” – Gallup, Data Analyst interview. More Gallup interview questions.
- “What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?” – Applebee’s, Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server interview. More Applebee’s interview questions.
- “How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year?” – TASER, Leadership Development Program interview. More TASER interview questions.
- “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.
- “Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt.” – Active Network, Client Applications Specialist interview. More Active Network interview questions.
- “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.