Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: how would you test a toaster?
For this interview question, which is apparently a favourite of the suits at Apple, it’s best to gauge it against the scope of the job you’re going for. If it’s in a creative field you’ve got more scope to be a little inventive with your answer, because they’re probably asking at least in part to see how you think on your feet.
If on the other hand, it’s a more nuts-and-bolts-detail type job, getting creative could be the wrong approach, because they’re possibly using it to assess how you break down a task (making toast) and the tool at hand (the toaster) and applying them to a situation.
It’s probably a bad idea to simply say “I’d jam a knife into it” in any situation.
How would you answer the question?
The trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview [Business Insider]