The Top 10 Weirdest Job Interview Questions Ever Asked

Mentoring platform, PushFar, reveals the quirkiest questions Reddit users have been asked in a job interview… and they’re stranger than you’d expect.

When it comes to job interviews, standing out from the crowd is key. With the aim of portraying the best version of ourselves, many of us are guilty of spending hours rehearsing and perfecting our answers to the most typical interview questions, in order to leave a lasting impression.

Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, and with research highlighting that 93% of people have admitted to having job interview anxiety at one point, it’s perfectly normal to be nervous.

But even when you’re feeling nervous about those anticipated work-related questions, what about those unexpected, curveball questions that catch you off guard and require you to think on your feet? Nowadays, employers are starting to think outside of the box when it comes to interview questions, so it’s important you’re prepared to answer pretty much anything!  

Keen to discover some of the weirdest questions ever asked in the interview process, leading career progression and online mentoring platform, PushFar, has unveiled the top 10 shocking questions that have been used throughout the interview process, according to Reddit.

Here are the top 10 weirdest interview questions ever asked:

1.     “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

2.     “How are you at dealing with…. stupid people?”

3.     “If I was a fruit or a vegetable, what would I be and why?

4.     “If you could be any of the original 150 Pokémon, which one would you choose?”

5.     “Do you believe in aliens?”

6.     “How did you diffuse your last argument with a work colleague?”

7.     “If you could be any kitchen utensil, what would you be?”

8.     “What would your nemesis say about you?”

9.     “If I could be a dog, what breed would I be?”

10.  “If you could be any animal, what would you be?”

Ed Johnson, CEO of PushFar comments: “Interviewing for a new job can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience for many, and we’re all super keen to make a great first impression to bag our dream role. But sometimes nerves can get the better of us, especially when we’re being asked strange and unexpected questions!

“Remind yourself that interviews are all about selling yourself and putting on your best face to show any prospective employer that you’re the right fit for their organisation. Whilst strange questions may catch you off guard, it’s important to stay true to yourself and remain confident – have fun with the question and if you can, draw it back to your experience and skills.

“Plus, remember an interview is a two-way process, and the interviewer should be doing their best to attract you to the role, so if any question makes you feel uncomfortable, remember you can walk away.”

Sophia Anderson

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