Ten Oddball Job Interview Questions

Ten Oddball Job Interview Questions

Ten Oddball Job Interview Questions

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In a recent slideshow, we revealed real-life bizarre behaviors of job candidates during interviews. Well, turnabout is fair play, isn't it? With that in mind, Glassdoor, a career/recruitment community site, presents the following 10 oddball questions that corporate interviewers asked potential new hires. With more people entering the job market—one in five employees plan to look for a new job within the next three months if the economy stays the same, according to Glassdoor survey research—organizations may be pushing for more challenging interviews to better distinguish "the best" from "the rest." But it's safe to say that some of these inquiries take this innovative approach a bit too far. Ultimately, the message here for individuals looking for a new job appears to be: Prepare for anything. The list of questions from corporate interviewers is taken from tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year and compiled by Glassdoor.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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