Seriously? 20+ Really Awkward Job Interview Questions

Linda Le Phan

Job interview questions can run the gamut, but a lot of them are pretty easy to expect. In fact, you’d be dumb to go into an interview and NOT expect to hear things like what are your strengths and weaknesses, why are you applying to this job, tell me about yourself, give me an example of a challenge you’ve overcome, etc. etc.

Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?

You have to admit it takes originality to come up with some of these questions. And in the end, wouldn’t you rather have an interesting interview than a boring cookie-cutter one with the same old questions? We know what we’d prefer.

Have an odd/funny/weird/unusual interview question of your own? Share it with us on Twitter @kununu_US! #weirdinterviewquestions



Linda Le Phan is the Content Marketing Manager at kununu US, a place where job seekers can get an authentic view of life at a company and where employers have a trusted platform to better engage talent. That means that everything on the editorial calendar goes through her (want to write for us? learn more here). When she’s not creating content about the modern workplace, company culture, and life & work hacks, she is probably going out to get an iced coffee (even in Boston winter), raiding the snack drawer, or jamming to kununu’s Spotify playlist.