[JOB SEARCH HELP] Strange Interview Questions

Strange interview questions: Hiring managers love them. Applicants hate them.

Often a hiring manager will use a favorite oddball interview question to assess the applicant’s creative problem solving skills. Sometimes the questions are funny and lighthearted. Other times they can be creepy or downright cruel.

When used the wrong way, a weird question can leave an applicant with an “uh-oh” feeling about the potential new employer.

So you may be asking yourself, “Seriously. How strange could these questions possibly be?” We did some research, and here are 50 of the strangest interview questions we could find:

  1. How many cows are in Canada?
  2. What song best describes your work ethic?
  3. How would you rate your memory?
  4. Name three Nobel Prize Winners.
  5. Estimate how many windows are in New York.
  6. What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now.
  7. Have you ever stolen a pen from work?
  8. What kitchen utensil would you be?
  9. On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.
  10. If you could be anyone else, who would you be?
  11. On a scale of 1 to 5, rate how weird you are.
  12. How many traffic lights are in Manhattan?
  13. How are M&M’s® made?
  14. Have you ever been to a disco?
  15. Do you wish you were a famous person?
  16. Can I see your wallet?
  17. How much do you love money?
  18. Do you have a bird?
  19. Do you whiten your teeth?
  20. Do you believe there is life in outer space?
  21. What would you do if someone spat on you?
  22. How do you feel about cats?
  23. Are you good at picking up women/men?
  24. What is your dog’s name?
  25. How much can you drink?
  26. Are you willing to put your job before your family?
  27. How many Beatles can you name?
  28. If you would commit a crime, what would it be?
  29. Would you go out with me?
  30. Can I have a copy of your birth certificate?
  31. Are you expecting?
  32. Do you believe in ghosts?
  33. Can you turn around?
  34. Can you count to 50?
  35. Are you willing to add some toxicity to your life?
  36. What do you think of garden gnomes?
  37. Is your college GPA reflective of your potential?
  38. How would you cure world hunger?
  39. Room, desk and car – which would you clean first?
  40. Does life fascinate you?
  41. Please spell diverticulitis.
  42. Name five uses for a stapler without staples.
  43. What is 37 multiplied by 37?
  44. Pepsi or Coke?
  45. Are you exhaling warm air?
  46. How do you feel about those jokers in Congress?
  47. What is your favorite color?
  48. Why are manhole covers round?
  49. What is your favorite drink?
  50. What is the last book you read?

Sources: Huffington Post, Glassdoor, jobs.aol.com

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