Forget the standard, “Tell me about yourself,” question. Some interviewers go above and beyond to test their prospective employees.
Before they were banned, Google asked interviewees some of the most ridiculous questions we’ve ever heard of, including how much it would cost to wash all the windows in Seattle and why manhole covers are round.
But Google isn’t alone in trying to terrify future employees. Our friends at Glassdoor compiled a list of the wackiest, hardest, or just plain weirdest questions job seekers were asked this year.
“How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday?”
Asked by Google for a Vendor Relations Manager position.
“Just entertain me for five minutes; I’m not going to talk.”
Asked by Acosta for a Leadership Development Program Associate position
“If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?”
Asked by Hewlett-Packard for a Product Marketing Manager position
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