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40 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Ever

Looking for an internship position to help you work your way through college and gain experience? Get ready to be asked some unusual, perplexing questions that would make even the popular guy on the campus squirm. Like, “What do you think about when you are alone in your car?” (Really??) Don’t get caught off-guard. Here’s your go-to list of job interview questions you’ll wish they hadn’t asked.

40 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Ever

What if a penguin wearing a sombrero were to walk in right now…?

I don’t know what’s more unbelievable- the nature of these bizarre questions, or that they came from high profile mega-corporations like Google and MasterCard.

Or the fact that somebody gets paid big bucks to ask these silly, irrelevant interrogations that have nothing whatsoever to do with your qualifications in the field you’re currently majoring in.

You may think that as an experienced college student who’s seen it all that you can’t be surprised. You’d be thinking wrong…

1) If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why? – Forrester Research

2) How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building? – JetBlue

3) How many cows are in Canada? – Google

4) What do you think about when you are alone in your car? – Gallup

5) What songs best describe your work ethic? – Dell

6) A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? – Clark Construction Group

7) Name five uses of a stapler without staples. – EvalueServe

8) Jeff Bezoz walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch you best entrepreneurial idea. What is it? -Amazon

9) Pick two celebrities to be your parents – Urban Outfitters

10) How would you rate your memory? -Marriott

11) Name three previous Nobel Prize winners. – BenefitsCONNECT

12) Can you say: ‘Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time? – MasterCard

13) How would people communicate in perfect world? – Novell

14) If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put inside a blender, how would you get out? -Guardsmark

15) If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be? – Bandwidth.com

16) What do wood and alcohol have in common? – Goldman Sachs

17) If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us? – Trader Joe’s

18) How do you make a tuna sandwich? -Astron Consulting

19) My wife and I are going on vacation– where would you recommend? – PricewaterhouseCoopers

20) Estimate how many windows are in New York. – Bain & Co.

21) What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now. – LivingSocial

22) Calculate the angle of two clock pointers when the time is 11:50. – Bank of America

23) Have you ever stolen a pen from work? – Jiffy Software

24) If you had turned your cellphone to silent and it rang really loudly despite it being on silent, what would you tell me? – Kimberly-Clark

25) On a scale of 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer. – Kraft Foods

26) If you could be anyone else, who would it be? – Salesforce.com

27) How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet? – PETCO

28) On a scale of 1 to 10, how weird are you? – Capital One

29) How are M&Ms made? – UBS

30) How would you explain Facebook to your grandma? – Huddle

31) Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or a hundred duck sized horses? – BHP Hilton

32) How would you fit a giraffe in a fridge? – US Bank

33) What makes you happy in the office on Friday evening? -Tesco

34) How many piano tuners are there in London? – Studentbeans.com

35) Just entertain me for five minutes. I’m not going to talk. – Acosta

36) “If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it? – Hewlett-Packard

37) What do you think of garden gnomes? -Trader Joe’s

38) Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer? – Deloitte

39) Please spell “diverticulitis.” – EMSI Engineering

40) Pepsi or Coke?  – United Health Group

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