Any respectable candidate comes to a job interview prepared to answer tried-and-true (though pertinent) questions such as “Tell me about yourself” and “Why are you a good match for this position?” But could it be equally insightful to pose an off-the-wall question such as “If you were a sandwich, what type would you be?”
Many hiring managers routinely venture into unconventional areas for reasons such as judging poise under pressure and measuring creativity. Here, seven leaders discuss the out-of-the-ordinary things they ask and why.
“How many roses do you think were bought on Valentine’s Day in London last year?”
“There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer here. What’s much more important is how the candidate comes to an answer. Are they methodological in how they come to the final number, or just provide an educated guess? I feel this can go a long way to showing what kind of person the candidate is.” — Manraj Chhin...(register to read more)