18 Totally WTF Interview Questions You're Lucky You'll Never Have to Answer
I can think of exactly nobody who enjoys the interview process. It’s a frustrating, make-or-break meeting that causes even the most confident people to break a sweat and fumble their words. There are just so many unpredictable factors. Too much that you can’t control or account for no matter how hard you prep.
Sure, you could familiarize yourself with the most commonly asked interview questions, but nowhere in the rule book does it say that your interviewer must stick within those limits. And yes, you can research the role and the company until you know more about it than half of its current employees, but you still might fall short of acing it. Depending on the hiring manager’s mood, the vibe of the day, or the three interviews before you, there’s often no telling how the meeting will go.
Because we understand how brutal the process can be, we’re really grateful to be able to laugh at some of the WTF questions that popped up on Twitter recently. So, whether you’re about to be in the hot seat, are fending off memories of your last nerve-wracking job search, or are in the process of trying to line up those necessary but often evil meetings, this round up of the #BestInterviewQuestions ought to at least be good for a laugh:
Do you have any food? #BestInterviewQuestions— Stuart Brazell (@stuartbrazell) March 28, 2016
Zombie apocalypse time: Your weapon of choice, your mode of transportation, and your destination? #BestInterviewQuestions— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) March 28, 2016
How comfortable are you donating your PTO to me?? #BestInterviewQuestions— Heath (@hdtorch) March 28, 2016
Would you describe your competitiveness as lifting up your coworkers or slowly poisoning their coffee every morning? #BestInterviewQuestions— Mr. Brightside (@Will3K85) March 28, 2016
When I dip, what do you do? #BestInterviewQuestions— Nyasha Junior (@NyashaJunior) March 28, 2016
Can you please explain your Twitter timeline to me going back the last three months? #BestInterviewQuestions— Brandon Cloud (@theclobra) March 28, 2016
What is the first rule of Fight Club?#BestInterviewQuestions— Digital Jørdøn (@BadJordon) March 28, 2016
If a train leaves at 3pm and you're on it why did you not take a plane?#BestInterviewQuestions— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) March 28, 2016
You've never heard of OSHA, right? It's not a real thing anyway. #bestinterviewquestions— Aaron Weinbaum (@aaronsayswhat1) March 28, 2016
Can you pretend there's something specific about this job that interests you, apart from the money?— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) March 28, 2016
If the building was on fire, would you keep working like a good employee? #BestInterviewQuestions— Theresa (@tlcprincess) March 28, 2016
Marvel OR DC? #BestInterviewQuestions— Rob (@Gr33nRobot) March 28, 2016
Tell me about a time in your career when 'Eye of the Tiger' could plausibly be overdubbed as the soundtrack #BestInterviewQuestions— MJ Holmes (@hulmesville) March 28, 2016
#BestInterviewQuestions Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?— Zak Heald (@ZakHeald) July 20, 2015
A technician is fixing a calcinator. Beside him is his wrench. You...— Matt (@radartech_matt) March 28, 2016
A) Kick it
B) Ignore it
C) Give him a muffin#BestInterviewQuestions
Ah, but can you tell me MY greatest flaw? :: cackles maniacally:: #BestInterviewQuestions— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) March 28, 2016
You’d be wildly unlucky to actually be asked any of these, but hopefully they’ll make you appreciate the more standard interview questions you’re used to. Now you tell me on Twitter, what’s the weirdest interview question you’ve ever been asked? Does it compare to any of the above nonsense?
About The Author
Stacey Gawronski is the Senior Editor/Writer of The Muse. She started writing short stories in the second grade and is immensely grateful to have the opportunity to write and edit professionally. Her work has appeared in YouBeauty, Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Runner's World online, and The Billfold among other publications. She enjoys running and eating in equal measure and lives with her husband and dog in Brooklyn. All three of them are avid New York Mets fans. Say hello on @stacespeaks.