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Glassdoor list of 10 oddball questions

Would you ask these 10 questions in a job interview?

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I agree job candidates must be prepared for anything during an interview, but I doubt they have been rehearsing answers to questions like: “Who’s your favourite Disney princess?”

In its annual list of the top 10 oddball interview questions, Glassdoor found that’s exactly what candidates applying at Cold Stone Creamery can expect during the recruitment process.

Read on for the full list:

Asked at Airbnb:
“What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?”

Asked at Squarespace:
“What’s your favorite 90s jam?”

Asked at Dropbox: 
“If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?”

Asked at Stanford University:
“Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?”

Asked at Aksia:
“If you had a machine that produced $100 dollars for life what would you be willing to pay for it today?”

Asked at Banana Republic:
“What did you have for breakfast?”

Asked at Spirit Airlines:
“Describe the color yellow to somebody who’s blind.”

Asked at Bose:
“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?”

Asked at Redbox:
“How many people flew out of Chicago last year?”

Asked at Cold Stone Creamery:
“What’s your favorite Disney Princess?”

I bet many of you talent acquisition specialists have enjoyed throwing a curveball at your candidates, but have they been stranger than this set?

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