Interview Question Contest! The Weirder, the Better

The Internship

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”

  1. Michael Wallstrom

    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….

  2. Bill Peck

    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.

  3. Alexis Todd

    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).

  4. Jen Collingsworth

    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.

  5. Scott A Desmond

    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

  6. 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.

  7. (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?