As tough as the job market has been in 2010, many top-flight employers aren't trying to make the interview process any easier. With the jobless claims at their lowest level in more than two years, job seekers, encouraged by the prospect of an improving economy, are dusting off their interviewing skills for the new year.
Job site Glassdoor.com has sifted through 80,000 interview questions shared by job seekers providing us with some of the most odd and difficult questions asked by top-flight employers this year.
Think you're smart enough to work at Goldman Sachs or Google? Check out the questions to see just how far out the box employers are expecting their interviewees to think. Which questions are expected and which are just too odd?
1. Goldman Sachs - Analyst position
“If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”
2. Aflac - Sales Associate position
“What is the philosophy of Martial Arts?”
3. Boston Consulting - Consultant position
“Explain [to] me what has happened in this country during the last 10 years.”
4. Capital One - Operations Analyst position
“Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.”
(Pictured: Lady Gaga)
5. Google - People Analyst position
“How many basketball
can you fit in this room[?]”
Read more: 15 Ridiculously Hard Job Interview Questions From Top Employers Like Google, Goldman Sachs.