13 'Off-The-Wall' Interview Questions Job Seekers Should Be Prepared To Answer

Forbes

Oct 23, 2019

Whether you’re on the hiring team or the applicant side of the table, you’ve probably heard many of the same standard questions at every job interview. These tried-and-true questions can certainly help a company understand who they might be hiring, but a more unique, off-the-wall question can give potential employers a better sense of who their candidate really is, as well as give that candidate’s creativity an opportunity to shine.

I was 22 when I was asked "If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?" This question is about understanding how someone thinks. Can they make the decision? Can they do it? Do they explain their reasons? Or do they give up before they try? There are no wrong answers, but either way, you'll learn a lot about how a candidate can synthesize.