The Most Common Interview Questions (Part 6)

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Quirky situation-type questions are often reserved for the end of the interview. These questions are asked to test how fast you think on your feet. The important thing to keep in mind for this round of questions is to stay calm. You will be able to come up with a witty, well-thought-out answer if you can slow your heartbeat and clear your head.

After directing all the questions to you, interviewers will also give you the chance to ask. As the interview winds down, you should prepare yourself to ask good questions about the company. Your questions should determine if the job position and the company itself is a good fit for you.

Below are some strange questions you can encounter in your conversation with the hiring managers and some ways to wrap up the interview:

Which animal do you think you are, and why?

Personality questions like this should be answered with great wit. You can impress your interviewers by providing an answer that matches your strengths. This question also tests your creativity, proving that you are not a one-sided person who only thinks about getting hired. In knowing yourself and answering this question, you present yourself as an interesting person to work with.

Not sure how to answer personality type questions like these? Buy more time to think by saying something like, “That one’s a really good question,” then repeat the question before giving an answer. This technique will only give you a few seconds to think, so make the most of it.

Sell me this bottle of water.

People applying for a job in sales or marketing should anticipate questions like this. You will most likely be asked to sell something on the spot. It can be a water bottle, a pad of paper, a pen or anything in the room, really. The point is to see how you handle the pressure of being put on the spot.

A calm and confident demeanour will impress hiring managers. Keep your voice steady and your face calm. Make eye contact and sit up straight. If the interviewer gives more details, listen carefully. See him as your customer. Specify the item’s features and its benefits. Finish with a strong and memorable statement. It’s best to practice doing this with just about anything you find at home. This way, you can get used to finding something unique to say about the most mundane objects.

Is there anything else we should know about you?

The best way to end an interview is by highlighting your strong points. Make yourself memorable by briefly summarizing your qualifications. Get specific but don’t drag it on. Apart from this brief summary, you can also mention anything relevant that you haven’t been given the chance to mention. Again, just remember to keep it short and sweet.

Do you have any questions for us?

Remember: An interview is meant to be a conversation. You are not an initiate to a fraternity to just chants whatever answer the hiring managers want to hear. You also have a say in how the conversation goes. So, just as important as answering questions, what you ask counts, too.

Ask about what you need to know about the job and the company. You can even direct your question to the interviewers themselves. Ask them what they like most about working in the company, or what the greatest benefits are for staying in the company. You can also ask them about the company culture and its plans for progress and expansion.


Finish the interview strong by staying confident and maintaining your levelheadedness and wit. Practice is key, so don’t think you can just go to an interview and wing it. Impress your interviewers and know yourself better by answering these interview questions.

There you have it! We have summed up a few of the most common and crucial interview questions. We hope this series of blogs helps you land the job of your dreams. Best of luck!

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Stiven Kerestegian has worked at Kodak and Lego, and is currently the head of global innovation in Ikea. He is also the proud owner of an eco-friendly community-powered business, Chilote Shoes. Listen to his Innovator Diaries interview where he talks about the importance of applying creativity to various aspects of our lives. Check out the podcast episode here.

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