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What is the most random interview questions you have ever received?

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"On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you to work for our company?" I said 6.

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Oh no not Guidehouse, those interviews were fine. This was some random boutique cyber security firm.

Someone asked me my favorite book. I broke down ray dalio’s principles into circles on the page. Partner told me what to mention to pass the other two interviews

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This is a great book tho! 🥺

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In Dec I was interviewed by the wrong hiring manager @ FB who was recruiting for a very specific position (apparently had the same name as the person I was supposed to meet with). So after 3 questions I stopped and clarified the actual position so we realized the error. What was so bizarre is he said “well, let’s finish the interview anyways.” Which would be fine if it was a behavioral interview. But it wasn’t.

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Is he rich like me?

Got asked “teach me something interesting” so I taught them how to swing dance (got the offer!)

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Happened at Yale but looks like it may not have been a unique experience lol

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“Would you have a problem working with the Jews in the group” ( I am Muslim and wear hijab)

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Wow I didn’t even think of that. I was 19 at the time and wanted the internship so I could put on my resume. Could have spared myself needing a resume in the first place

I was once asked if I classify a hotdog as a sandwich

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Hotdogs is poor integrity open face sandwich

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“If you want to work here, in this firm, I really think you need to ask yourself one simple question: How do you feel about frontal male nudity?”

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Waiting

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“Can you count to 10?” “No, I can count to at least 11.”

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“What kind of Asian are you and how can you help us gain more Asian clients?” With a follow-up q, “Should we bring interpreters when meeting with potential clients?” 🤦🏻‍♀️ BRUH

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What number am I thinking of? Didn’t get the job at the psychic hotline.

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Interviewer: Who was the best graduating student in your class? Me: Says name Interviewer: Are you still in contact? Me: Yes Interviewer: Call then now, I want to hire them.

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Is this real?!?

Are you single? Was mine.

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Wow. Sounds a little bit creepy and a lot unprofessional 😅

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How would I rebuild a sewing machine if it was in pieces and there were no instructions

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I once got “What is your favorite excel function and why?” Not necessarily bad just unexpected

I like macros gets the job done fast

Why do you have cauliflower ears

What would you do if your wifi stoped working

What would have happened had Caesar not crossed the Rubicon? Notably not my current employer.

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