How would you feel if your potential boss asked you to perform your favorite song for him in your interview? This is one among 25 of the strangest interview questions of 2013.
Glassdoor compiled lists of questions asked by major companies.
We want to hear how you would answer these questions. Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then check out next week's list to see how others responded as well.
Glassdoor's video on how some would respond to these questions can be viewed here.
If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?
Asked by: Forrester Research
Position applied for: Research Associate
How many cows are in Canada?
Asked by: Google
Position applied for: Local Data Quality Evaluator
How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State building?
Asked by: JetBlue
Position applied for: Pricing/Revenue Management Analyst
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
Asked by: Clark Construction Group
Position applied for: Office Engineer
What songs best describes your work ethic?
Asked by: Dell
Position applied for: Consumer Sales
Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?
Asked by: Amazon
Position applied for: Product Development
What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
Asked by: Gallup
Position applied for: Associate Analyst
How would you rate your memory?
Asked by: Marriott
Position applied for: Front Desk Associate
Name 3 previous Nobel Prize Winners.
Asked by: BenefitsCONNECT
Position applied for: Office Manager
Can you say "Peter pepper picked a pickled pepper" and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?
Asked by: MasterCard
Position applied for: Call Center
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Asked by: Trader Joe's
Position applied for: Crew member
How would people communicate in a perfect world?
Asked by: Novell
Position applied for: Software Engineer
How do you make a tuna sandwich?
Asked by: Astron Consulting
Position applied for: Office Manager
My wife and I are going on vacation. Where would you recommend?
Asked by: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Position applied for: Advisory Associate
You are a head chef at a restaurant and your team has been selected to be on Iron Chef. How do you prepare your team for the competition and how do you leverage the competition for your restaurant?
Asked by: Accenture
Position applied for: Business Analyst
Estimate how many windows are in New York.
Asked by: Bain & Company
Position applied for: Associate Consultant
What's your favorite song? Perform it for us now.
Asked by: LivingSocial
Position applied for: Adventures City Manager
Calculate the angle of two clock pointers when time is 11:50.
Asked by: Bank of America
Position applied for: Software Developer
Have you ever stolen a pen from work?
Asked by: Jiffy Software
Position applied for: Software Architect
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Asked by: Urban Outfitters
Position applied for: Sales Associate
What kitchen utensil would you be?
Asked by: Bandwidth.com
Position applied for: Marketer
If you had turned your cell phone to silent and it rang really loudly despite it being on silent, what would you tell me?
Asked by: Kimberly-Clark
Position applied for: Biomedical Engineer
On a scale from one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
Asked by: Kraft Foods
Position applied for: General Laborer
If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
Asked by: Salesforce.com
Position applied for: Sales Representative
How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?
Asked by: PETCO
Position applied for: Analyst