Before you step into that job interview…

Companies are always dreaming up ways to confuse and challenge prospective employees.  A recent listing of 20 job interview questions included:

Sell me an invisible pen. (Proctor & Gamble)

Twenty five racehorses, no stopwatch, five tracks.  Figure out the top three fastest horses in the fewest number of races. (Facebook)

What is your strategy at table tennis? (Citigroup)

You are climbing a staircase. Each time you can either take one step or two. The staircase has n steps. In how many distinct ways can you climb the staircase? (Google)

How do you evaluate Subway’s five-foot long sub policy? (Capital One)

Here’s the rest of the list.

And now, some smart aleck decided to go ahead and answer all of the questions, with retorts like:

Q. Sell me an invisible pen.

A. Imagine that pen you loved. Remember? It was a great pen. Then that jerk in the office asked “Can I borrow that for a second?” and it was gone, never to be returned. You still see that jerk every day, but have you seen your pen? That need never happen again with the invisible pen. It’s a pen only you can use, because you’re the only one who knows it’s there.

Here’s the rest of the answers.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gabza
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 08:01:17

    I don’t want to rate this because, uuuhmmm, you know you can’t rate this ‘excellent’ because of the profanity. but I did get some lol’s which is always good for our dopamine receptors. So, keep’em coming.


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