Unconventional job interview questions

Sometimes job interview questions can be tricky. Here are some of the actual questions that have been asked from candidates for jobs in top companies worldwide.

Job Interviews are tough but at the same time they are a good judge of the candidate as well. Here are some job interview questions that are interesting and can be a challenge to answer. Some of the questions have links to a Human Resource portal called Glassdoor website where the questions have been discussed with possible answers

Toughest job interview questions people got asked during job interviews

  • Why should we not hire you?questions for job interviews
  • One thing that you would change about your last job?
  • What would a person, who likes you the least, say about you or describe you?
  • You want to design a phone for deaf people — how do you do it?
  • If you were a street sign, what would you be? – Question asked at Sales Associate at Pacific Sunwear job interview.
  • Think of a product or service that no one has ever thought of before, one that you think would be revolutionary for your university. How would you market it? – Question asked during job interview for a Summer Marketing Analyst at JP Morgan Chase.
  • What’s the most creative way you can break a clock? – Question asked at a Apple Intern job interview.
  • What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
  • “What do you want?” and “Give me some details on how you prepared for this interview.” – The question was asked at a Google Administrative Assistance interview.
  • Have you had a bad experience with an employer? If yes please provide the details. 
  • What do you want out of this job?
  • How long will it take you to add value to the company?
  • What is success?
  • There are infinite black and white dots on a plane. Prove that the distance between one black dot and one white dot is one unit. – Interview question asked during a job interview for Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs.
  • A disc is spinning on a spindle, and you don’t know which way. You are given a set of pins. Describe how you would use them to determine which way the disc is spinning? – Software Development Engineer at Microsoft job interview question.
  • Describe a dynamometer to us as if we were 8 year old children. 
  • How would you cut a circular cake into eight equal pieces?
  • If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use. – Question asked at an interview for Google Administrative Assistant job interview.
  • How do you feel about working in extreme weather conditions all year round?
  • Do you believe in higher power? – Question asked at a Pepsico job interview.
  • How would you design an elevator? – This one is quite confusing for a non-designer.
  • Name as many Microsoft products as you can.

Enough for now. If you have any answers to the above questions which you would like to share please leave them in the comments. 

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Got a great idea? – get $10 million support from Google

Google as part of it’s 10th anniversary if offering $10 million as a reward for changing world’s best ideas into products. The project is called “Project 10 to the 100th”. Participants can submit ideas in 7 categories. They include

  1. Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?Google project10tothe100
  2. Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
  3. Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
  4. Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
  5. Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
  6. Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
  7. Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
  8. Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.

How to submit and to read the rules continue reading…

Got a great idea? – get $10 million support from Google

Google as part of it’s 10th anniversary if offering $10 million as a reward for changing world’s best ideas into products. The project is called “Project 10 to the 100th”. Participants can submit ideas in 7 categories. They include

  1. Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?Google project10tothe100
  2. Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
  3. Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
  4. Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
  5. Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
  6. Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
  7. Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
  8. Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.

How to submit and to read the rules continue reading…

Phishing attacks on the rise – be careful when opening emails from you bank

With the global crises in the finance industry the hackers have realized that this is the best time to propagate phishing attacks.

Email Spam The trick is an old one. Security firm SonicWall say that they have been seeing an increase in traffic of emails that lure the people to their bank’s fake website and asks them to verify their personal and bank account information. One of the reasons used most for re entering your information is because of a bank merger or take over and these days there are many.

A lot of customers of Washington Mutual are being targeted as it was taken over by Chase.

Hackers use sophisticated tools and measure trends to ensure that they do not got. Cnet recently reported that that hackers are increasingly using Google Trends to find out what people are searching for and build phishing attacks accordingly.

How to catch such emails

  1. Unsuspecting users do that as the fake website is exactly like the original one except for the URL (Universal Source Locator) in the address bar of your browser. To find out more about how to locate a URL go here.
  2. Banks will never ask for your personal information and banking information online. Usually traditional mail is used for such information exchange.
  3. Use this test at SonicWall to assess how much you know about phishing.

So the next time you get an email asking for personal or sensitive information online avoid it.

New phishing attempt targets bank customers | News – Security – CNET News

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