Interview Questions That Will Make You Cringe

July 26, 2013

Career Advice

interview questions that will make you cringe

We scoured the internet to find the most mind-numbing, weird, confusing, and random job interview questions out there. We promise we won’t ask you these questions, but if you’re prepping for an upcoming interview, you might as well give your brain some exercise. Here’s a tip: many of these questions are just being asked to see how you rationalize and problem solve. There is probably not a right or wrong answer.

1. How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?

2. Explain to me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years.

3. How many cows are in Canada?

4. Given the numbers 1 to 1000, what is the minimum numbers of guesses needed to find a specific number if you are given the hint “higher” or “lower” for each guess you make?

5. If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?

6. What song best describes your work ethic?

7. Estimate how many windows are in New York.

8. Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest 3 horses. In each race, only 5 horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required?

9. An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents, how much is a pear?

10. How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week?

Sources: CBS News and Huffington Post.

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