1. Tell me which magic power would you like to have?

How long is a piece of string? There is no right answer to this and it's the kind of question that is asked to test how you cope under pressure.

A power that improves the way you perform at work would be handy - the ability to speak any language or never needing to sleep - but employers will see through this quickly so it's best to stick to something you truly believe you would like to have - unless you're an exceptional blagger.

2. If the time is quarter past 3, what is the angle measurement on the clock?

The answer is 7.5 degrees. As the hour hand moves around the clock every 12 hours and there is 360 degrees in 12 hours or 30 degrees per hour.

The hour hand points exactly at the 3 at 3 o'clock and when 15 minutes has passed the hour hand will be pointing 7.5 degrees past it.

3. Tell me how many people born in 2013 were named Gary?

In 2013 there were only 28 babies named Gary out of 700,000 according to the Office of National Statistics.

When the ONS data was published this story hit quite a few headlines so you might have seen it.

If not, and you've no idea, guess. The name has been pretty much extinct for the past few years so it's likely to be low.

4. What will you be famous for?

Solving world peace? Curing cancer? Go for something you truly believe in which you can also link back to the benefit of the company.

5. How do you get an elephant in a fridge?

How big is the fridge?

Approach this one by considering why you would ever need to get an elephant in a fridge. As the reasons are pretty bizarre (unless perhaps you're a zookeeper?) it's better to creatively consider it and answer something like
► 'Take the giraffe out first'.

This way you've considered the size and practical issues and instead of questioning the action you're finding a response to it.

6. If you were a fruit, what kind would you be and why?

Pineapple, mango or kiwi? Again with this one there's not really a perfect answer. Instead of picking your favorite, try and go for a fruit you can use to describe your own personality and strengths.
The reasons you give are more to do with how you can use own experiences and skills to benefit the company rather than what fruit you would pick from the fruit bowl.

7. Have you ever stolen a pen from work?

Most difficult questions, such as, "How many balls would it take to fill this room?" are designed to test your creativity, critical thinking, and how you handle pressure.

But some are designed just to see if you're a good cultural fit for the organization.

8. How many nappies are purchased per year in the UK?

Unless you work at Pampers it's unlikely you'll be able to pull this one out of your sleeve. You could make a rough estimate by approximating the birth rate, and how many a baby would need every day and go from there.

9. If you could have dinner with three actors that are no longer living, who would you pick?

This question is geared up to allow you to talk about people in your life who you might find interesting or inspiring.

With each actor you choose, think of several examples of how the work they've done has influenced or inspired you - and how you can bring this back to your career.

There were only 28 babies in 2013 called Gary - could you remember this for an interview question?
There were only 28 babies in 2013 called Gary - could you remember this for an interview question?

Remember - if you're naming people because you think they'll make you sound intelligent you won't get anywhere if you've just said a name to sound impressive but don't actually have a clue who they are.

10. A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

If you're really thrown off by an oddball question, stop for a moment. Take a breath ... and think of something! A clever response is to use something like that to sell yourself.

My penguin is going to come in the door and say, 'You should hire me - she's organized and she has her stuff together. You want her to lead your team,

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