1. “Which magic power would you like to have?” – Topshop, temp sales assistant
2. “If you were a fruit, what kind would you be and why?” – Topdeck Travel, trip leader job candidate
3. “If you could have dinner with three actors that are no longer living, who would you pick?” – Blackberry, commercial director job candidate
4. “How many hours would it take to clean every single window in London?” – IBM, IT Role job candidate
5. “How do you get an elephant in a fridge?” – Gemalto, software engineer job candidate.
6. “If the time is quarter past 3, what is the angle measurement on the clock?” – Standard Bank Group, product control lead job candidate.
7. “If you had three minutes alone in a lift with the CEO, what would you say?” – Network Rail, management accountant job candidate
8. “How many people born in 2013 were named Gary?” – BT, senior proposition manager job candidate
9. “What will you be famous for?” – EY, director job candidate
10. “How many nappies are purchased per year in the UK?” – AVIVA, graduate programme job candidate
Here are some of the toughest questions from other countries.
From the US: “Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?” – Whole Foods Market, meat cutter job candidate
From France: “How would explain the job of consultant to a 4 – 6 year old child?” – Capgemini Consulting, junior consultant role.
From Canada: “Which Game of Thrones character do you like most?” – Bench, accounting associate role.
I think my toughest interview question ever was, “Do you have a sense of humour?”
I answered “No”. I didn’t get the job, which just goes to prove the guy had no sense of humour at all!
!Note – We will definitely do a role play based on these.