Oddball Interview Questions for 2013

If you are interviewing today or, at some point in the near future, chances are the recruiter might throw you a curve ball to see how you act under pressure. One way they do that is to ask you an oddball question. Here is a sample of oddball interview questions from Glassdoor.

Oddball Interview Questions for 2013

1. “If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?” – Asked at Forrester Research, Research Associate candidate. 

2. “How many cows are in Canada?” – Asked at Google, Local Data Quality Evaluator candidate.

3. “How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?” – Asked at JetBlue, Pricing/Revenue Management Analyst candidate

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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  1. AvatarMike says

    1. Liquidate one state with the neighbouring one making them a single state.
    2. between 4-6 million maybe
    3. at least Half a million

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