10 Hardest Job Interview Questions Will Crush All Your Dreams Of Employment
When it comes to job interviews, I can almost never remember what I actually said during the entire ordeal.
Seriously. I'm so nervous about making a good impression most of the time, it's as if I'm blacking out the whole experience.
Yet somehow, I am employed. Yay!
However, if I'd ever been asked any of these extremely hard job interview questions, which were compiled by Glassdoor, a site for job seekers, I would definitely be on my unemployed ass crying into a bowl of ice cream.
Here's the top 10 toughest questions you could face in a job interview, and some of my recommended answers:
1. "How do you explain a vending machine to someone who hasn't seen or used one before?" - Global Data Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
The thing that feeds me most of the time because I'm too poor to afford anything else.
2. “How many fire hydrants are there in Los Angeles County?” - Software Engineer, Disney Interactive Studios
Enough to drown my unemployed sorrows.
3. “If your current employer had an anniversary party for you, what five words would be written on the cake to describe you?” - District Manager, Express
"Your Coffee Breath Is Deadly."
4. “Who in history would you want to go to dinner with and why?” - Flight Attendant, PSA Airlines
Michael Scott. And no, not just Steve Carell, it needs to be Steve Carell in character as Michael Scott.
5. “Prove that hoop stress is twice the longitudinal stress in a cylindrical pressure vessel.” - Test Operations Engineer, SpaceX
Serious question: Is hoop stress, like, when you're so bad at hula-hooping, you feel actual distress about how embarrassing you look? Lmk.
6. “What's the capital of Canada?” - Team Leader, OpticsPlanet
I'm sure it's somewhere cold, and people probably play hockey there.
7. “Name a brand that represents you as a person.” - Brand Strategist, Twitter
8. “Estimate how many employees are in the next building.” - Data Scientist, Risk Management Solutions
Probably enough to put together a flash mob, I guess.
9. “How many happy birthday posts do you think Facebook gets in one day?” - Sales Operations, Facebook
Whatever the answer is, it's too many. Somebody please ban Facebook birthday posts.
10. “If you could take anyone on a road trip with you, who would you take and why?” - Educator, lululemon
My cat because he doesn't talk back when I yell at him.
Glassdoor's list features way more questions, ranging from “What is the first thing you'd print with a 3D printer if you had one?” to “Sell me on one idea, and then sell me on the opposite of that idea.”
They're all interesting, and they all make my brain hurt.
Happy job hunting!