Answers to Odd Interview Questions

Glassdoor.com recently published a list of oddball interview questions asked by employers.  Here’s how you’d answer them if you didn’t want to get the job.

“What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?” – Airbnb.

After I ate all of my fellow passengers, I guess I’d floss?

“What’s your favorite 90s jam?”Squarespace.

Hey!  Didn’t you read my resume?  I’m a marmalade guy, damn it!

“If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?”Dropbox.

I would unsubscribe from Groupon’s mailing list and answer the remaining 4 e-mails.

“Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?”Stanford University.

NERD ALERT!!!!! (stands up, gives interviewer wedgie)

“If you had a machine that produced $100 dollars for life what would you be willing to pay for it today?”Aksia.

The real question is: how did you find out about my machine?  Did Grizz tell you that?  That rat!!!

“What did you have for breakfast?”Banana Republic.

I’m not really sure what you’re driving at.  Am I supposed to say “a banana,” or am I not supposed to say “a banana?”

“Describe the color yellow to somebody who’s blind.”Spirit Airlines.

Take them outside on a hot August day and let them feel the sunshine on their face.  Let the gentle rays warm their skin and think of a time when they felt content and satisfied.  Or tell them to eat a bunch of asparagus and take a whiff when they go number 1.

“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?”Bose.

Sounds like a job for the Teamsters.  Oh, you’re not unionized?  Well, I can take care of that!

“How many people flew out of Chicago last year?”Redbox.

What’s a “Chicago?”

“What’s your favorite Disney Princess?” –  Cold Stone Creamery.

By favorite, do you mean the one that showed the most courage in the face of adversity or the one I’d like to make out with if they were somehow a real person?  In either case, my answer is Ursula.

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