Have you ever been sitting in an interview and asked if you knew how many cows were in Canada? No? Well, a prospective employer interviewing with Google did. Media Jobs Daily released an article about the Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions, posted by GlassDoor, a company that gives employees an inside look at different jobs and companies. Although some companies (Google, included) are known for asking odd interview questions meant to give more of an insight on how the candidate thinks, most aren’t always useful in determining who is the best candidate.
“This trend of “gimmick” interview questions really needs to stop, in our opinion. Some of them tell you something useful about the candidate, like how s/he thinks, but most are just designed to catch the candidate off guard and don’t give any useful information about how he or she would perform on the job.”