20 Most Interesting Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are full of surprises. Those who face a job interview for the first time are often deceived by an unexpected question. For any fresh candidate entering the job market, first interview is considered make or break point.

“I was not expecting that question” is heard many times. To help my readers, I have compiled a list of 20 most interesting job interview questions. I am grateful to my friends on social media who suggested these questions.

  1. Why do you want to leave the current employer?
  2. What do you want to join our organization?
  3. Why are you still unmarried?
  4. Please prove in two lines that you are a perfect candidate for this job.
  5. Here is a pencil, sell it to me.
  6. How do you weigh an elephant without using a scale?
  7. Why did you apply for this position?
  8. Why do you want to start a career in HR, why not marketing?
  9. How would you rate the interviewer on an scale of 1-10?
  10. Do you want to move out of this city / country?
  11. List down your three bad and three good habits?
  12. Tell me one thing about yourself that you would not share with anyone.
  13. Why did the last employer fire you?
  14. How would do this job in a more creative manner?
  15. Why do you want this job?
  16. Why manhole covers are round?
  17. Describe yourself in three words.
  18. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  19. What was the worst thing about your previous employer?
  20. If you are driving in the middle of the night with no traffic on the road, will you stop on Red light?

The list can go on and on, but I just wanted to share some selected questions. I will share the possible answers in my book which is being written and is expected to be published in June 2013.



About the author

Hammad Siddiqui Decoding the Mystery of Career Development- Life coach & Career Advisor-Traveler-Trainer- Authored "Bootstrapping Your Career" and three eBooks -26 Yrs Exp in International Development - A passionate Trainer, Blogger and social media strategist - Qualified from US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management. Loves reading, traveling, mentoring.


Why are you still unmarried?

This seems a really strange Question during interview.

Isn't it?

Rizwan Ali.
Rizwan Ali.

I am anxiously waiting the answers of your above 20 question which would be very fruitful, Hammad Sb. I had attended last workshop on the topic of capacity building at Hospitality-Inn, Lahore, 7-8 March 2013. During the discussions, you had also shared this question with us. Anyways, as these days I am looking a suitable position, so the reply of these discussion would be very helpful for me. Wish you all success in your life. Rizwan Ali. rizwanmoazam@gmail.com

Ramzan Ali
Ramzan Ali

Above question found really interesting......

Imran M. Ismail
Imran M. Ismail

I find the above selection of questions as an excellent starting point for interview preparation. Good work.

Imran M. Ismail
Imran M. Ismail

One question which is often asked at the beginning of an interview and it makes an interviewee nervous most of the time is 'tell me about yourself?'. This question could be phrased in different ways but the answer is usually the same. To check an interviewees interest and knowledge sometime an interviewer ask the following question either at the end or the beginning of an interview 'do you have any question to ask from us?'

Hammad Siddiqui
Hammad Siddiqui

Responses will be address in my book which is expected to be published in June this year. Best regards


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