Curveball questions are usually advised against in job interviews, with their ability to make a confident candidate squirm and having absolutely nothing to do with the role at hand. However, collated by Business Insider, here is a selection of tactical questions used by some of most successful business people. They make for some interesting reading and here at Dickson O’Brien Associates we thought it was worth sharing as we have heard some of these asked in interviews.
Are you the smartest person you know?
You are standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?
If you were an animal, which animal would you be?
Tell me something that’s true, that almost nobody agrees with you on.
What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
What is your favourite quote?