Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

March 23 2015

Are You Ready To Answer The 10 Strangest Interview Questions Of 2015?

By David McMillin

You know your strengths, and you’ve calculated how to discuss your weaknesses. You have a vision for where you see yourself in five years, and you’re comfortable talking about your career goals. While all of these are key components of successful preparation for a job interview, companies are getting more creative about the way they screen their candidates.

To get a clear picture of that creativity in action, career site Glassdoor searched through tens of thousands of questions users have posted over the past year. Here’s a glimpse of 10 of the most memorable interview inquiries.

1)    What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?

Asked by someone at hospitality heavyweight Airbnb.

2)    What’s your favorite 90s jam?

Asked by someone at website creation company Squarespace. (For the record, mine is Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.”)

3)    If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?

Asked at Dropbox. Unfortunately, people actually have to think about this kind of scenario.

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4)    Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?

Asked at Stanford University. Batman, hands down.

5)    If you had a machine that produced $100 dollars for life, what would you be willing to pay for it today?

Asked at Aksia.

6)    What did you have for breakfast?

Asked at Banana Republic. This may be the easiest interview question in the history of employment.

7)    Describe the color yellow to somebody who’s blind.

Asked at Spirit Airlines.

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8)    If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?

Asked at Bose. I vote eating some of them.

9)    How many people flew out of Chicago last year?

Asked at Redbox.

10) What’s your favorite Disney Princess?

Asked at Cold Stone Creamery. Based on this question, I would struggle to land a position at this ice cream destination.

Your responses to interview questions aren’t the only piece of leaving a strong impression. Check out “7 Factors That Will Impact Your Next Job Interview” to see some of the reasons why a hiring manager may be more likely to consider inviting you to join the team.

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