What do you do in an interview, when the hiring manager or interviewer throws an ‘Odd Ball’ question at you?

  • How many fire hydrants are there in Los Angeles county?
  • If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
  • Estimate how many employees in the next building.

Do you panic? Tell the interviewer you would be an animal that likes taking the lead but also works well as part of a team? PANIC? Guess? Well, worry no more!

This article gives a good insight into what the interviewer is actually looking for and how to answer these questions. There is also a link to a shortlist of the most “Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions” found by Glassdoor. So have a read. It might make you the most prepared candidate to answer an “Odd Ball” question out there!

The important thing to remember, don’t panic, take your time, think honestly and logically and be yourself.

So...if you were a Muppet, which character would you be?