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Why Employers Ask Unusual Interview Questions [infographic]

Do you think of yourself as being intelligent? If so, there are some highly successful companies that want to hire you. You'll have to make it through the twists and turns of strange interview questions, though.

Do you think of yourself as being intelligent? If so, there are some highly successful companies that want to hire you. You’ll have to make it through the twists and turns of strange interview questions, though.

Do you think of yourself as being intelligent? If so, there are some highly successful companies that want to hire you. You’ll have to make it through the twists and turns of strange interview questions, though. This SuperScholar.org covers some of the unusual things you might be asked when interviewing in today’s job market.

When applying for a job at Amazon, for example, you might be asked something like this: “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?” The breakdown of this question is simple. They want to know whether or not you have an ability to plan.

You don’t have to be Einstein to get a potential employer’s attention. If you have deductive reasoning skills, you’re already a step ahead. In fact, 71 percent of employers admitted that emotional intelligence is more important to them than IQ.

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It’s 6pm, and the workday is over. What made it awesome?  I’d say the fact that it is over by 6pm.  I guess if I were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put into the blender, I’d wait till they added the liquid, float to the top, and roll over the side like so many ingredients in my smoothies.  If I could be anyone else, it would be the guy interviewing me right now.  How many quarters to reach the height of the Empire State Building?  How much is the entry fee and cost of the tour that… Read more »
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