Getting a job in a well established branded company may the toughest situation for a job seeker. Expert says that there is nothing worse than being caught off guard during a job interview in any reputed company.Recently concluded interview Questions are collected by our willing readers as they have experienced the strangest interview questions of the year. Our collected strange questions are belonged to top IT companies like Apple, Twitter, Goldman Sachs, Google, Amazon, and a few top rated others. Either you believe or not but any one can face such questions with above mentioned companies at the time of job interview.
Top IT Companies Asked 11 Toughest Job Interview Questions for Job Seekers
1. If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use.
2. How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?
3. What’s the most creative way you can break a clock?
4.If you were a street sign, what would you be?
5. A disc is spinning on a spindle, and you don’t know which way. You are given a set of pins. Describe how you would use them to determine which way the disc is spinning.
6.There are infinite black and white dots on a plane. Prove that the distance between one black dot and one white dot is one unit.
7. You have a bag of with “N” number of strings. At random, you pull out a string’s end. You pull out another string end and you tie the two together. You repeat this until there are no loose ends left to pull out of the bag. What is the expected number of loops?
8. Think of a product or service that no one has ever thought of before, one that you think would be revolutionary for your university. How would you market it?
9. You want to design a phone for deaf people — how do you do it?
10. How would you design an elevator?
11. Why should we not hire you?
A few other strange questions are asked by some well established companied listed bellow-
- “Would Mahatma Gandhi have made a good software engineer?” asked by Deloitte
- “How would you cure world hunger?” asked by Amazon
- “Please spell ‘diverticulitis’.” asked by EMSI Engineering
- “How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?” asked by Horizon Group Properties
- “You’re in a row boat, which is in a large tank filled with water. You have an anchor on board, which you throw overboard (the chain is long enough so the anchor rests completely on the bottom of the tank). Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?” asked by Tesla Motors
- “How do you feel about those jokers at Congress?” asked by Consolidated Electrical
“Our observation says that why do candidates have to answer confusing or strange questions at interviews to get their dream job?”
We have approached Alison Nawoj, Corporate Communications director of CareerBuilder, as he has suggested that strange interview questions appeared in the early 2000s and the trend still going on as tech companies wanted to test the creativity and problem solving skills of developers after the dot-com bubble was started around the globe.
Final conclusion of the author:
Getting a job in big a company is not a simple task now these days, so maximum job seekers are started preparation from long period to face such big interview.Perhaps the only wrong answer to odd interview questions is ‘I don’t know’. Even if you think a question is completely absurd, by not trying to answer you may be portraying yourself as someone who is unable to be creative or unwilling to try and work through a problem — not exactly enticing to future employers.