Sometimes candidates come across funny or bizarre interview questions, which do not have any specific right or wrong answers. The purpose behind asking such questions is to test candidate’s ability to remain calm and to see how well he/she responds to an unexpected question. When you face such a question during a job interview, take a deep breath; give yourself few moments to develop an answer and then answer it. Don’t sit there staring blankly off into space. Your answers are an indication of your intelligence, critical thinking skills, and emotional intelligence.
- Why are manhole covers round? (this questions was made famous by Microsoft)
- If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be and why?
- How many gas stations are there in the United States?
- If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
- What will you do if you have a time machine?
- If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
- How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the U.S. each year?
- Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?
- You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what colour would you be and why?
- How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year?
- What song best describes your work ethic?
- Have ever stolen a pen from work?
- How many balls would it take to fill this room?
This is just a glimpse! There are plenty of similar questions which interviewers ask sometimes just to make you relax. The best tip for dealing with such funny questions is to be calm and think out of the box. All the Best! Go tickle the funny bone of your interviewer.