Why Are Weird Questions Asked on Job Interviews?

Posted: Jul. 18th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

“If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?”

Have you ever wondered why employers ask strange questions when interviewing applicants for a job? It is not so everyone can get a good laugh or break up the mundane routine. The logic behind the procedure is to observe how an individual may react when encountering the unexpected.

It could reveal a characteristic or a personality trait that is being concealed by the applicant. It is a methodology that creates on-the-spot thinking. So, when asked, “If you had to make a show with anything in this room, how would you make it?” Think about how it relates to the job when trying to answer it. Relax, have fun, and try to be purposeful. See it as a moment to be creative and not panicked.

 "As bizarre as they may seem, the 'what would you be' questions do have a purpose," says Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing at Snagajob. "Employers want to know if you can think fast on your feet to handle unexpected customer interactions. Which plant or breakfast cereal doesn't matter as much as your reason why you've selected something."