Some interview questions can be predictable. Those that focus on skills and experience or why you want to work for the business are simple to prepare for. However, many employers also want to test the way that you react to a more unusual question and these are the moments when you really need to think on your feet. The only way to prepare for unexpected interview questions is by testing yourself on something similar like those listed below.
- What would you do if you found a tiger in the wardrobe?
- If you were a car, what type of car would you be and why?
- How would you pitch ice cream in Antarctica?
- You’re the latest sandwich addition to a high street chain, what filling would you be and why?
- What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you recently?
- Describe the colour of the moon to someone who can’t see.
- If you could celebrate anything with a named day in the office what would it be?
- What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?
- If you turned your phone on and had 500 unread WhatsApp messages and could only answer 30 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?
- What is luck and how do you think it applies to you?
- If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- If you could delete any country from the world map which one would you choose and why?
- Why don’t people communicate well and what could they do better?
- Who would you want to be stuck in a lift with?
- If you could have dinner with 4 people dead or alive who would they be?
- What type of animal would you be and why?
Whether these questions triggered your creativity or threw you completely, it’s important to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected in an interview. Always take your time if you’re faced with a question you’re not sure about, ask for more information if you need it and be confident in your replies – often there is no right answer.