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The Most Shocking and Uncomfortable Job Interview Questions (and the Companies That Ask Them)

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Life throws us curveballs. And so do hiring managers during job interviews. Specifically, those curveballs come in the form of strange, and sometimes downright insane, interview questions. We all expect some standard questions, like what our strengths or weaknesses are, or why they should hire you. But you may get a wildcard question asking you to figure out the square root of an obscure number. Off the top of your head.

Can you handle that? And what do you do when you have no clue what the answer is? Sometimes you don’t need the right answer. You just need any answer — any answer you can justify. But some employers like to take things to the extreme. A new report from Glassdoor has outlined 27 of the toughest job interview questions out there, and which companies like to ask them.

“Even with all this research ahead of the big interview, there are some interview questions that could catch you by surprise. During today’s tough interview process, almost any can be thrown your way, so you need to be prepared for anything,” the Glassdoor team said.

“To help, we’ve identified 27 Jobs With Tough Interview Questions to give you a better sense of the tough, strange, and unexpected questions that can be asked in any job interview in any industry.”

Here are the 27 questions and the employers that like to ask them. Have you ever been asked any of these crazy job interview questions?