Interviewing a Shoe-In
February 9, 2005 6:36 PM Subscribe
Ridiculous Job-Interview Filter: We have a new person coming on my team at work. He's actually been filling in for someone (as a project manager) for a couple months and doing a great job. Due to HR formalities, we had to post the formal job opening for a week. No other people submitted for the job, and he doesn't have to interview to get hired, but he doesn't know that. We've decided to 'initiate' him with a stressful interview... (more inside)
posted by skechada to work & money (62 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Now I've heard horror stories about Microsoft and Google interviews, with questions such as "How many quarters would you have to stack to match the heigth of the Empire State Building" or "How many D size batteries are there in the U.S. right now". Obviously, questions designed to test the person's reasoning abilities. I'm wondering: What's the most ridiculous interview question you've ever been asked or heard of?
This will all be in good fun, as it is an initiation to our close knit, young team of project managers, but I would like to give him some zingers and really run with this. He's got a great sense of humor and won't freak out when we tell him it's a joke. Opportunities like this only come around once in a long while, so I'd like to make the most of it. Thanks Mefi for any help!