We asked the professionals in our network, what is the most “out of the box” interview questions you’ve ever been asked? Winners of this Bristol Associates’ contest were rewarded with a Starbucks gift card.
If you were to give a prisoner on the death row his last meal, what item on your menu would you offer?
— Ed M.
I think the most “outside the box” question I was asked in a job interview was actually part of the application. I was asked to draw my favorite cartoon character.
When I asked about the question after I had the job the response I got was, “We want to see that the person who gets to the interview and consideration for a job is ready to do something – anything – that the job requires; someone who is not too self-conscious, ready to take a risk. But most importantly, we want to have someone who is ready to have some fun.”
What a great way to get right to the makeup and character of a candidate.
— Tom E.
If you had to be a dessert, what would you be and why?
— Stacie B.
Where would you hide an elephant?
— Stephen H.
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