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The 10 Weirdest Job Interview Questions of 2015

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Curious about the minds of this year's hiring managers? Well look no further. Sure, you can prepare for those common but tricky interview questions, but curveballs like these 10 need a good deal of on-the-spot genius. Yeah, good luck with that...

1. "How many calories are in a grocery store?" - Google

spillage in grocery store aisle

There is no answer on the internet for this one; people have tried and confused themselves trying to figure it out. What would you do if this was your interview question?

2. "Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon?" - Accenture

clueless alicia silverstone struggling with tennis

A quick-thinking maths question for those entering the world of business.

3. "Who you gonna call?!" - Zalando

ghostbusters walking

Maybe they're just huge Bill Murray fans and refuse to hire anyone who doesn't answer correctly?

4. "If you were an inanimate object, what would you be?" - Starbucks, during an interview for a Barista position

britney spears sipping on a drink

The answer to this would give some obscure clues about your personality.

5. "Describe the colour yellow to somebody who's blind" - Spirit Airlines

despicable me yellow minions

Sussing out creativity and the ability to think outside of the box.

6. "What was your opinion of the film Blair Witch Project?" - Jefferies & Company (an investment bank)

nicki minaj unimpressed

No idea?

7. "How would you sell a fridge to an eskimo?" - Harrods

penguin slapping penguin

A tricky question for sales... How do you persuade someone to buy something they don't need?

8. "Give me 7 things you can do with this pen?" - HitFox Group

A question to find the sharpest pen(cil) in the box.

9. "Explain how to cook eggs perfectly" - Fraunhofer Society

cracking eggs into pan badly

Organisation, planning, time management and precision are all important factors in cooking the perfect egg.

10. "What did you have for breakfast?" - Banana Republic

minions banana

A memory test checking to see if you'll be capable of remembering the little things that could make a huge difference. Or maybe they're checking to see if you'll represent the brand in all aspects of life?


Have you faced any bizarre interview questions recently? If so, let us know by commenting below.

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laura durechova grb author

Laura Durechova studied History and American Studies at the University of Sussex, and worked as a content writer for Graduate Recruitment Bureau during her second year of uni.

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