Quirky job interview questions you should be prepared for

Quirky job interview questions you should be prepared for

SINGAPORE - If you were given 15 minutes to list out all the things a brick can be used for, would you be able to do it?

For some hirers in Singapore, the answer you come up with can determine for them if you are the candidate they want to hire.

In a survey of 396 employers conducted by JobsCentral Group, employers stated some of their favourite curveball questions posed to job candidates during interviews.

Hirers who participated in the survey held from August to September 2012 admitted that they used hypothetical questions in interviews to test and find out more about job candidates.

10 curveball questions hirers use

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    If you were a superhero, which would you be and why?
    Photo: ST

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    You have 15 minutes to tell us everything a brick can be used for.
    Photo: ST

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    Give me 3 positive character traits you DON'T have.
    Photo: TNP

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    If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
    Photo: ST

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    How would you run the company if you are now the boss?
    Photo: ST

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    If you could trade yourself with somebody, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?
    Photo: ST

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    If you could choose any position in this company, what position would that be and why?
    Photo: ST

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    What brand would you like to be and why?
    Photo: BT

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    Name 5 adjectives to describe yourself and explain your choices.
    Photo: TNP

10 curveball questions hirers use

  • Open gallery

    If you were a superhero, which would you be and why?
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    You have 15 minutes to tell us everything a brick can be used for.
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    Give me 3 positive character traits you DON'T have.
    Photo: TNP

  • Open gallery

    If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    How would you run the company if you are now the boss?
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    If you could trade yourself with somebody, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    If you could choose any position in this company, what position would that be and why?
    Photo: ST

  • Open gallery

    What brand would you like to be and why?
    Photo: BT

  • Open gallery

    Name 5 adjectives to describe yourself and explain your choices.
    Photo: TNP

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