Wacky interview questions have nothing to do with DOL overtime rules


Anyone else need a day off from being bombarded with lawyers talking about the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules?

I feel ya!

We’ll take it light today. Recently, the folks at Glassdoor compiled its annual list of the Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions. Actually, it’s a top 10 for 6 different countries (60 total). I did the heavy lifting for you and pulled out the top 6.

(10 would be asking a lot).

For each question, I will provide my very best, spontaneous interview answer:

  1. (USA) “Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?” “I hate to answer a question with a question, but Mallard or what the heck is wrong with you?”
  2. (USA) “What would the name of your debut album be?” “Whistleblower.”
  3. (Canada) “If you could sit next to one person on a transcontinental flight, who would it be?” “My wife.” (awwwwwwwww)
  4. (UK) “Which magic power would you like to have?” “Mind control. Like in Issue #6 of Astonishing X-Men, when — uh, just mind control.”
  5. (France) “What would you do with € 200,000?” “Travel back in time and bet it on Leicester City to win the English Premier League.”
  6. (USA) “What would you do if you found a penguin in the freezer?” “Challenge him to a duel at 10 paces.”

What is the strangest interview questions you’ve ever been asked?

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