5 uncommon questions asked during job interviews

April 27, 2012
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College seniors face a grim reality when they graduate this spring.

A new report said that 53.6 percent of people, ages 25 and younger, with a bachelor’s degree were unemployed or jobless last year. A PR professional and blogger claimed half of public relations grads will be working at Burger King (and not in the communications department). And Esquire magazine offered a depressing take on the “war on youth.”

That’s the bad news.

The good news companies are still hiring—despite what the statistics might suggest—and they want smart, talented, and hard-working young people to join their staffs. Not to mention more experienced professionals with impressive résumés.

So, if you land an interview, peruse this infographic during your preparation. Be warned that parts of it are embarrassingly basic. For instance, one tips says to type a résumé, don’t write it by hand. Thanks. But if you slog past those items, you’ll find a few gems, such as these five unusual questions asked during job interviews:

1. What was your best McGuyver moment?

2. If you were a brick in a wall, which brick would you be and why?

3. How would you move Mt. Fuji?

4. If I put you in a sealed room with a phone that had no dial tone, how would you fix it?

5. How many light bulbs are in this building?

Check out the rest of the infographic:

(via Daily Infographic)

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Sesema PR

Sesema PR is a leading PR Consultancy in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, with a subsidiary in Accra, Ghana. Sesema's dedication to the improvement in PR practice in Nigeria has led to the MD receiving an award for her contributions to PR. She is also the treasurer of the PRCAN. Sesema is affiliated to Edelman, the world's leading, independent PR firm.

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