The Most Unusual Interview Questions Google, Facebook, and Apple Ask

April 26, 2017

nterviews can be tricky on both sides of the table. If you’re the interviewee, once you get past the standard “Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” questions, you never know what will be thrown at you. And if you’re an interviewer, how do you get past the pre-scripted answers to the standard questions to see the real person and make the right hire?

We researched the most unusual interview questions asked by the biggest brands, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple. We found out what these questions really mean and how to answer them. So whether you’re a small business owner looking for some alternative interview questions to grill your applicants with, or a jobseeker hoping not to be stuck for words again, read on!

Unusual Interview Questions

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