Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cuckoo interview questions you should be ready to answer

It's Career Fair Day today at UMass, and it's a lot of fun to see so many students running around in ties and suits. Coincidentally, it's also the last day of the Journalism Launchpad Class, in which we'll be doing practice interviews and looking at our YouTube videos about "Why you should hire me."

In preparation for this class, I've been researching interview question and came across this post over at Glassdoor, entitled Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013.

Honestly, you wonder how they come up with this stuff. Like:
"How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?" – view answers. Asked at PETCO. More PETCO interview questions.

And some, you probably wouldn't want to work for a company that would ask such a thing.
"Estimate how many windows are in New York." – view answers. Asked at Bain & Company. More Bain & Company interview questions.

Others, you can kind of understand what they're getting at:
"If you had turned you cell phone to silent, and it rang really loudly despite it being on silent, what would you tell me?" – view answers. Asked at Kimberly-Clark. More Kimberly-Clark interview questions.

Glassdoor also has a post entitled Most Common Interview Questions.

I'll be using a few from both lists in class today. 

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