The 10 toughest job interview questions

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 18 March 2015 06:00

There is little worse than the feeling of being lost for words when in a job interview, which is probably exactly why employers love asking difficult questions.

According to jobs website Glassdoor, these are the 10 toughest questions actually asked in interviews by British companies.

1. "Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon?”

– Asked at Accenture, Analyst candidate (London, England).**

2. “Estimate the total number of cars in the UK.”

– Asked at Barclays Capital, Trading Analyst candidate (location n/a).

3. “How many calories are in a grocery store?”

– Asked at Google, Product Manager candidate (London, England).

4. “How would you sell a fridge to an Eskimo?”

– Asked at Harrods, Temporary Sales Associate candidate (London, England).

5. “What would you take to a lonely island with you and why?”

– Asked at Urban Outfitters, Sales Assistant candidate (London, England).

6. “Is Batman a superhero?”

– Asked at AlphaSights, Support Engineer candidate (location n/a).

7. “You have 17 red and 17 blue balls, and you remove two at a time. If the two are the same colour, add in one extra blue ball. If they are different colours, add in an extra red ball. What colour is the final ball removed?”

– Asked at Geonomics, Software Engineer candidate (location n/a).

8. “What cartoon character would you be and why?”

– Asked at ASDA, Administrative Assistant candidate (Bristol, England).

9. “What is the wildest thing that you have done?”

– Asked at Metro Bank, Teller candidate (London, England).

10. “What was your opinion of the film Blair Witch Project?”

– Asked at Jefferies & Company, Data Analyst candidate (London, England).

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