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posted by Andrea Griffith-Girtz in Money / Career

Odd Job Interview Questions

December 28, 2011

Job interviews aren't always easy, especially when you aren't quite sure what to expect. What to wear, what to bring, what successes to reveal? Consideration is given to all when it comes to prepping for the big meeting.

Tech jobs are hot, these days. And as a Mashable article states, "you’d typically expect the interviewer to hammer you with questions testing your abilities, past history and knowledge of the company."

That's not always the case, as Glassdoor and the Wall Street Journal recently discovered.

Here are some of the "oddest" questions asked to job candidates, according to Mashable:

“How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m. on a Friday?” — Asked at Google, Vendor Relations Manager candidate

“If Germans were the tallest people in the world, how would you prove it?” — Asked at Hewlett-Packard, Product Marketing Manager candidate

“Given 20 ‘destructible’ light bulbs (which break at a certain height), and a building with 100 floors, how do you determine the height that the light bulbs break?” — Asked at Qualcomm, Engineering candidate

“How would you cure world hunger?” — Asked at Amazon.com, Software Developer candidate

Click through for more unusual interview questions from Mashable.

What have your interviewing experiences been like? Ever been asked something that threw you? What's the "oddest" question you can recall?

 

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