Interview Question Contest! The Weirder, the Better

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Interview Questions?! The Weirder, the Better.

To celebrate the movie The Internship — and of course, tech careers — we’re asking you to submit your interview questions – challenging, weird, funny, we want to hear them. We’ll be hosting a Google Hangout on Nov. 4 with a recruiter, a startup expert, and a Dice career expert who will talk through some of the best submissions. 10 randomly selected winners will receive an Internship Blu-ray Combo Pack and a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Think of a challenging, weird or funny interview question.
  2. Enter the interview question in the comments section of this post before 11:59 on Nov. 3.
  3. Be sure to use your real name and email so we can contact you if you’re chosen.
  4. Read other comments.
  5. Laugh.
  6. Repeat 4-6.
  7. Mark your calendar for 12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT Nov. 4 to watch the Hangout.

Yes, in case you were wondering: This contest is subject to certain terms and conditions. Please read about them here.

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106 Responses to “Interview Question Contest! The Weirder, the Better”

October 29, 2013 at 10:06 am, Kyle said:

How many walkers have you killed?
How many humans have you killed?
Why?

Rick’s interview to be a member of the jail in The Walking Dead

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October 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm, Trisha Scott said:

My interview question, have u ever dated a co-worker? or done illegal things at work?

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October 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm, ros said:

Would you rather be a worker bee, drone bee, or queen bee?

Would you prefer eating cotton balls or eating dirt?

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October 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm, TAMARA SERRAO said:

I would like to know, have you ever farted loudly while standing next to your boss????

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October 30, 2013 at 5:08 am, Carolyn N said:

Scenario – We’ve decided to hire you. Who is the first person you notify, how do you notify them, and why did you choose this person?

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October 30, 2013 at 8:35 am, Larry B. Luedke said:

Where was Bugs Bunny born?

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October 30, 2013 at 9:42 am, jessica M said:

Who is your worst enemy ? Why ?
When is the last time you got a roll of film developed ? haha

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October 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm, Eric Berlin said:

What is a TLA?

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October 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm, Serge B said:

What is the most enbarassing thing on your facebook page right now

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October 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm, Alex Montana said:

Do you a bumper sticker on your vehicle and if so…what does it say?

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October 31, 2013 at 7:49 am, Rhonda G said:

Have you ever worn a thong? If so, what color was it?

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October 31, 2013 at 8:55 am, Don said:

What do you do best….delegate, communicate, or regurgitate?

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October 31, 2013 at 8:58 am, Robert Dendy said:

Have you ever dressed in “drag”?

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October 31, 2013 at 9:07 am, John Broome said:

If you were a fish, what kind would you be? What would be your fish family surname?

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October 31, 2013 at 9:29 am, Stephen Scholz said:

How long were you at your last job?

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October 31, 2013 at 9:45 am, Candida Kennedy said:

I don’t know what I would ask

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October 31, 2013 at 9:49 am, Eric Spudic said:

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

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October 31, 2013 at 10:04 am, Marilyn Gellman said:

Do you think dating is only for the young–those under 70 years of age?

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October 31, 2013 at 10:51 am, James Welch said:

What did you dress up for Halloween, the last time you dressed up?

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October 31, 2013 at 10:58 am, Dick Christian said:

Will you hold the mike for me

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October 31, 2013 at 10:58 am, CHERYL HENRION said:

What interesting props have you borrowed permanently (stolen)?

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October 31, 2013 at 11:25 am, Katherine Hardman said:

Do you want to buy one of the puppies I have for sale?

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October 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm, Mike Padula said:

Do you ever turn your underwear inside out so that you can wear them two days?

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October 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm, Han Kim said:

When do you best like to….pick your boogers in your nose?

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October 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm, Louise said:

How fast can you text?

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October 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm, Mary Ranshaw said:

So tell me, what kind of food would you be cooking in the company lunch area? We have a no smell allowed rule!

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October 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm, Michael Wallstrom said:

This series of questions – from the same interviewer:

-Do you own your own home?
-How do you, an unemployed guy half my age, own your own home, when I do not?
(Within days of Honorable Discharge out of 4 years Active Duty Army, including deployment to Iraq during 9/11…)
–Do you have any references NOT in the military?
-How do I know you’re not a child molester?

I firmly believe it should be a legal requirement for all interviews to be recorded….

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October 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm, Bill Peck said:

While interviewing for a network technician job I was asked “how many golf balls can fit in a school bus?” I asked a few about the size of the bus and started to do the math on a napkin. He stopped me and said that there is no truly correct answer. He just wanted to see how I went about figuring it out. I got the job.

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October 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm, David said:

Why are man-hole covers round?

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October 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm, Alexis Todd said:

If you were to be a tree, what type of tree would you be?

My answer was: A Weeping Willow because they are graceful, bend but do not break, and go with the flow (move with the breeze).

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October 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm, Greg said:

If a chicken and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half, how long before you have a dozen eggs?

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October 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm, Barbara said:

What is your natural haircolor?

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October 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm, Wolf E. said:

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life?

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October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm, Jen Collingsworth said:

Interview Question – What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

My Answer – Well I am not sure if it the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to ME, but just recently the person interviewing me fell asleep during the interview.

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October 31, 2013 at 5:19 pm, ellen winser said:

what are your most dirty disqusting habits, and would you bring them to work w you.and would u be looking at porn on the office computer. you perve, your so not hired.

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October 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm, Bob Mennell said:

Why should I believe you when you admit that you can lie?

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October 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm, Elaine Gasaway said:

So, what do you look like when you’re not all dressed up for an interview?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm, Craig Clarkson said:

Have you ever quit a job so you could date a co worker?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm, ROSLYN DE CANIO said:

Do you dye your hair and if so, why?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm, John Handforth said:

How many Amish drive-by shootings happen each year?

Which State has the most of them?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:37 pm, Kathy Palmer said:

How can I renounce my American citizenship, so that I can be eligible for a job
under the Amnesty plan?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm, Charles Smith said:

Do you have s GAY sexual experience?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm, J.Johnson said:

How would you describe your most recent illness and
how many “sick” days do you intend to take during the coming year?

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October 31, 2013 at 6:52 pm, Rita Daniel said:

if you were a superhero what would your super power be and why?

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October 31, 2013 at 7:13 pm, Joanna Allison said:

Do you like Obamacare?

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October 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm, VAN ELMAYAN said:

Guy asked me who was my favorite super hero?

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October 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm, Kathleen Mayor said:

What was the most fun movie you made?

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October 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm, Sue Murray said:

How would you explain facebook to your grandmother?

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October 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm, Dennis Connell said:

Have you ever played a banana or ate a banana

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October 31, 2013 at 10:23 pm, Scott A Desmond said:

While you are surfing porn on our companies website, do you tend to:
a) flick you boogers onto the carpet
b) wipe them on the underside of your desk
c) ignore them once they blend into the keyboard or
d) I would never pick my nose while watching porn on company time unless there were tissues available
e) all of the above

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October 31, 2013 at 11:20 pm, Marilyn Stephens said:

What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

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October 31, 2013 at 11:42 pm, JOHN MCKEEL said:

What is the first change you would make in the break room?

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November 01, 2013 at 5:12 am, Angela Wilson said:

What question were you hoping we would not ask?

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November 01, 2013 at 6:28 am, John said:

If you were a tree, what kind would you be?

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November 01, 2013 at 7:05 am, CJ said:

Have you ever smoked marijuana?

(applying for work as an order-filler at a pharmacy supply distribution center.)

I answered yes and was hired on the spot.

2nd weirdest question – Would you be willing to get a haircut if I gave you $20?

I answered yes and started the next day building skylights and windows.

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November 01, 2013 at 7:50 am, Mark Kraus said:

If you had to immediately evacuate your office due to a disater that might completely destroy it, what is the first thing you would grab as you were running out the door?

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November 01, 2013 at 7:52 am, William nelson said:

Do you still sleep with your teddy bear?

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November 01, 2013 at 11:04 am, Jim Stewart said:

Please tell me a joke.

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November 01, 2013 at 1:32 pm, Tyne Caouette said:

Do you get a lot of spaghetti stains in your underware?

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November 01, 2013 at 1:39 pm, Mary Melton said:

Why do you think Santa Claus does not have any children?

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November 01, 2013 at 2:20 pm, claudean martin said:

Why would a mortuary remove the internal organs of a person and stuff them with newspapers without the family knowing ?

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November 01, 2013 at 2:24 pm, claudean martin said:

Do you believe in the Devil?

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November 01, 2013 at 2:35 pm, Debra Johnson said:

If you had a superpower, what would it be, and why?
at another interview…
What super power do you bring to the team?
(I later decided my super power was sleep, but that didn’t seem like a good answer)

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November 01, 2013 at 6:52 pm, Ginger nowell said:

Are you a Christian ?? And if so, have you excepted Christ as your savior??

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November 01, 2013 at 7:55 pm, betsy niemczak said:

If you are home alone, do you close the bathroom door or leave it open?

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November 01, 2013 at 8:51 pm, Doris Snyder said:

Do you have any weird, extra appendages growing anywhere on your body?

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November 01, 2013 at 9:27 pm, Anne Tourjee said:

So, who wins in a fight, Batman or Spiderman? Why? This is an actual question on my standard interview. The responses reveal a lot about the candidate.

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November 01, 2013 at 9:55 pm, Mary Anne Le Gallee said:

Is the glass half empty, or half full?

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November 01, 2013 at 10:09 pm, marie morin said:

If you were a color, what would it be?

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November 01, 2013 at 10:25 pm, Tom Scott said:

If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?

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November 02, 2013 at 12:07 am, Cat Hare said:

Have you ever seen a UFO? Do you believe that E.T.’s exist?

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November 02, 2013 at 1:30 am, Janice Buttress said:

How often do you answer a question with a Question?

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November 02, 2013 at 10:45 am, Eva said:

As a Rockstar of the Company – how would you decorate your office?

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November 02, 2013 at 12:21 pm, Kurt Hoffmann said:

How tough can it be?

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November 02, 2013 at 2:59 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

If you and I were the only survivors of a boat wreck on a deserted island and we ran out of food, would you eat me?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:02 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

How would you coach a football game?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:08 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

(man interviewing another man)
If both of us were standing next to each other in a restroom urinal, would you greet me then or wait until we were washing our hands?
Follow-up: If we both washed our hands, greeted, and shook hands, would you then wash your hands again?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:10 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

I have 5,000 people applying for the same job as you. Why should I hire you instead of one of the other 4,999 applicants?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:13 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

Do you own a gun?
If I don’t hire you, would you want to use your gun (or buy one and use it, if you don’t currently own one) in some capacity that would involve me?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:14 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

Have you ever spent time in a Turkish prison?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:21 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

If you could be married to anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
I saw a picture of the interviewer’s wife on his desk and I answered: “Your wife, because she’s hot.”

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November 02, 2013 at 3:23 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

If I provided you the instructions, materials, equipment, facility, and required personnel to build a weapon of mass destruction, would you build it?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:24 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

If I asked you to do something illegal for the good of this company, would you do it?

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November 02, 2013 at 3:29 pm, Donavan Anderson said:

Summarize your career thus far into a book title.

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November 02, 2013 at 4:39 pm, Charlene Drake said:

Where did you bury the survivors (of the plane crash)!

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November 02, 2013 at 5:41 pm, MaryKathlyn Nelson said:

Do you believe in life beyond the planet Earth? Why?

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November 02, 2013 at 6:18 pm, Deborah Hall said:

What do you do when no one is watching?

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November 02, 2013 at 6:49 pm, Sandy Otting said:

Are there any movies downloaded (legally or illegally) on your computer which star either Vince Vaughn or Owen Wilson?

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November 02, 2013 at 7:18 pm, Joan Gales said:

At pot luck dinners what dish do you usually bring and do people like it?

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November 02, 2013 at 8:13 pm, Nancy Coupland said:

Boxers or briefs?

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November 02, 2013 at 9:26 pm, Kelly woods said:

Do you watch the Walking Dead and if so what do you think of it?

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November 02, 2013 at 9:35 pm, Tammy Woodall said:

While acting a comedy film, what were the longest number of takes it took to complete a scene due to not being able to quit laughing?

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November 02, 2013 at 11:54 pm, Rodger Rosie said:

Why did you dress that way, knowing that you were coming in for a job interview?

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November 03, 2013 at 12:50 am, ARIZKID said:

COULD YOU HANDLE BEING A BARTENDER/WAITER?

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November 03, 2013 at 5:12 am, Roxanne Davis said:

What was the most outrageous thing you did to get a job.

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November 03, 2013 at 9:34 am, Randy Arstein said:

If you were a fungus which toe would you grow on?

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November 03, 2013 at 10:38 am, Carol Norton said:

What was Woody Allen’s involvement in this movie?

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November 03, 2013 at 11:20 am, Lynn said:

If you could intern for any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

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November 03, 2013 at 11:49 am, Mathew Breinlinger said:

If you were a piece of cheese, would you eat yourself? I know I would, I would be delicious!!!

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November 03, 2013 at 2:14 pm, Brian Stuhlman said:

If you were a glass of water with equal amounts water and air, would you be half-empty or half-full?

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November 03, 2013 at 2:15 pm, Maryna Stuhlman said:

What is the last thing you did that may be considered ‘illegal’?

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November 03, 2013 at 3:48 pm, julie totive said:

Where was the wildest place you have ever done the “wild thing”?

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November 03, 2013 at 9:26 pm, Melissa Allen said:

What is the sneakiest, most underhanded thing you have ever done?

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November 03, 2013 at 9:51 pm, Connie O'Daniels said:

What’s the best excuse you’ve ever used to take a sick day when you were not sick?

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November 04, 2013 at 8:31 am, Chris Weber said:

If you could pick anyone to be your roommate, who would it be any why?

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November 05, 2013 at 8:17 pm, Who Won the Contest? said:

Who won?
Where is the list of winners?

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