1Don’t Have a Cow
2Sing, Sing a Song
3Opportunity of a Lifetime?
The question from Amazon for a product development candidate was, “Jeff Bezos walks into your office and says you can have $1 million to launch your best entrepreneurial idea. What is it?” The answer could spark some tough follow-up questions. Better bone up on Amazon and its culture before the interview.
The question from Novell to a software engineer candidate was, “How would people communicate in a perfect world?” This would test a candidate’s creativity and knowledge of communications. Novell also asked the interviewee to provide a three-word self-description and to say why he wanted to work there.
5Hungry for a Job?
6Bursting Into Song
The question from Jiffy Software to a candidate for a software architect position was, “Have you ever stolen a pen from work?” In response to the mobile app developer’s question, one commenter on Glassdoor’s site wrote, “Yes, but not on purpose,” while another wrote, “Have U?”
9Mixing Things Up
10An Embarrassing Ring
The question from Kimberly-Clark for a biomedical engineer candidate was, “If you had turned your cell phone to silent, and it rang really loudly despite [its] being on silent, what would you tell me?” It looks like the consumer packaged goods company is checking how diplomatic the interviewee could be when put on the hot seat.
The question from Salesforce.com to a sales representative candidate was, “If you could be anybody else, who would it be?” Candidates told Glassdoor it’s important to do homework before an interview with Salesforce and that questions were job-specific and depended on who conducted the interview. Salesforce asked a technical project manager about applying agile methods, for example.