We're fond of highlighting strange and difficult job interview questions here at Lifehacker. But we can't quite see the point of asking someone if they would be willing to wear a sombrero to pick up a colleague from the airport, or if they can name all seven dwarves in Snow White. Nonetheless, these things have happened.
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Job search site OneShift has released a list of 20 unusual questions that emerged when it was surveying site users about their interview experiences. If there's a common theme to the questions, it's that they seem designed to force candidates to improvise, rather than relying on prepared answers. The other common element is that explaining why you chose your answer is likely to be more important than what the answer is.
|Bring an item with you to the interview that best suits your personality.|
|Imagine a pen that could do anything. How would you sell it to me?|
|On a day to day basis, what number do you think of the most?|
|If you could have a day on earth where you could do one thing as much as you wanted what would it be?|
|If you started dating another employee, would you inform the manager about your relationship?|
|What would you expect to see written on your gravestone?|
|Name the seven dwarves from Disney's Snow White.|
|How would you move three chairs from one end of the room to the other?|
|Here's a pen between us. How would you get the pen over to me?|
|Would you wear a sombrero at the airport so company guests can identify you during pick-up?|
|Are there wolves in Australia?|
|If you could be a type of animal, what would you be? Why?|
|You have several hundred kilos of cardboard boxes. With a group of ten people under your command, how would you delegate the tasks to move the boxes between two points one kilometre apart?|
|If you were a car, which one would you be?|
|If you inherited an island: What would you do with the island? Who would live with you on the island? What would be the top 3 rules of the island?|
|What would you prefer to get out of working with people: A friendship, a productive working relationship, or a new partner?|
|What fruit best describes you?|
|What ice-cream flavour would you be?|
|What TV personality best describes you?|
|What's your favourite colour and why?|
How would you answer these? Tell us in the comments.