Candidates usually think technical questions are the only one to be prepared before going to an interview. However, there are some tricky general questions that you should be ready to answer
These questions often involve topics to evaluate your work ethic, moral or matters that are related to logic or math so that the interviewer can evaluate your values and how you think when you are in a situation of danger.
We choose the top 6 questions that are considered weird, random and unexpected but however, that employers may ask you during a job interview
What would you do if I gave you a million dollars right now?
The classic question that everyone has. Let me give you a translation for this: Pitch me an investment idea.
Here the employer is also testing your knowledge of the financial market to know what wise investment decision you would make
What’s 17 times 17?
The answer does not really matter here, but more your reasoning capacities.
In that case, one strategy would be to decompose the multiplication to make it easier to calculate. (17*10 + 17*7 = 170 + ..)
How many bricks would it take to reach the top of the Empire State Building?
I call this question the “Speedy Gonzales” calculus question. If you have played lego when you are a child it might be easy to answer, but remember, the result does not matter, only your critical thinking and ability to make calculations in such small period of time.
How many ping pong balls could you fit into a 747?
For this question, do not panic and do not come out with a random number that you would not be able to explain.
A lot of assumption would have to be made for this question, but you have to estimate the passenger, the plane, and the ball volume. Once you have that the answer should follow.
Why didn’t you get a full-time offer at the end of your internship?
No one needs to know what really happened during your internship. Whether the job was not interesting, you did not go along with the team or the pay was too low, you have to be ready to get this question asked by preparing a “pitch story”, without forget to mention what this internship brought to you.