The 23 most bizarre job interview questions ever

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Monday 09 March 2015 06:00

Sometimes job interviews can be terrifying. And sometimes they can be downright bizarre.

A study from the Association of Accounting Technicians has found the strangest job interview questions Britons have faced including 'is a Jaffa cake a cake or a biscuit' (biscuit) and 'how would you get a hippo out of a hole?' (no clue).

Here is the full list, let us know if you've experienced any weirder ones in the comments.

  1. Would you post about work on Facebook?
  2. Would you rather know a lot about a little or a little about a lot?
  3. Who would you invite to a dinner party?
  4. Who would win in a fight superman or batman?
  5. Who is your favourite Doctor Who?
  6. Which video game character would I like to be and why?
  7. Which three celebrities would you like to join for a night out?
  8. Do you prefer to be right, or be liked?
  9. Do you wear jeans outside of work?
  10. What would you do if the sun died out?
  11. Are you a Coronation Street or EastEnders fan?
  12. What would you do if you caught a member of staff kissing the boss?
  13. What dinosaur would you like to be?
  14. Was the book Frankenstein really about state control?
  15. Please do an improvisation of a film (with potential co-worker)
  16. Build a tower of paper cups in 1 minute that would not fall down when you put water in the top cup
  17. Tell me 20 unique selling points about this BIC pen
  18. Please bring a toy with you and explain how this reflects you as a person or a part of your personality
  19. Is a Jaffa cake a cake or biscuit?
  20. How do you feel about blood sports?
  21. If a Hippo falls into a hole how would you get it out?
  22. Do you like to sing in the bath?
  23. Would you drive through an amber traffic light?

Source: A study of 2,000 people by AAT

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