Killer Interview Question: What Will You Do When The Zombie Apocalypse Strikes?

It’s the oddball interview question that demands to be asked at Halloween. Forget “tell me your biggest weakness”: how would you respond if an interviewer asked you What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?

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[related title=”THE BIG QUESTIONS” tag=”killer-interview-questions” items=”3″]Like most strange queries, a key part of the point of this question is to distract interviewees from their well-rehearsed routines and challenge them with an unexpected moment. If you manage to link this to the role at hand, you’ll score bonus points.

I’d be tempted to suggest “I’d immediately investigate what new business opportunities existed given how the need to reshape scientific knowledge to account for zombies.” Alternatively, you might just propose a zombie-based fitness regime.

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