How to React to Weird Interview Questions From Companies Like Apple and Tesla?


Last edit January 25, 2016

There is a growing trend among the employers, to ask really weird questions on interviews. So what’s the purpose of these weird questions? Is it making the recruiters happy? 

The answer is maybe. But there is a deeper reason behind questions such as: If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be?

Thanks to these questions, they can see how the potential new employee can react to something they didn’t expect.

It shows if interviewees can think outside the box. Some of the questions are specially designed to detect the job seeker’s analytical thinking.

So how do you react if you get this kind of question on an important job interview?

Don’t worry. Some of the genius answers we all saw on the internet are just made up stories. Your answer doesn’t have to be especially brilliant, but it should be somehow creative.

Take your time to think about it, but don’t end up staring at the wall for a few minutes. Try to highlight your strengths in your answer. Think of something that wouldn’t be a standard answer to the question.

Make yourself easy to remember! If you can’t think of anything interesting, just say an honest answer. It is always better than saying nothing, as that’s a bad interview sign.

Do you wanna know what weird questions you might expect from some of the largest companies in the world? Well, here you go.

how to answer weird interview questions from apple or tesla

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  • Tomas Ondrejka, Co-founder and CMO at Kickresume
  • Tomas Ondrejka
    Co-founder and CMO at Kickresume
    A lawyer by fate, marketing and personal branding expert by choice. When he’s not behind his laptop, he’s probably taking pictures somewhere on the top of a mountain. Or snowboarding down from there. Often dreams about moving our office to the Alps.

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