Interview Question

Administrative Assistant Interview Mountain View, CA

If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you

  could do with them that are not their traditional use.
brain teaser, creative

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While innocuous, this question was incredibly silly and only served to derail my train of thought during the interview.

Interview Candidate on Jul 16, 2013

I think the question actually measures your ability to be creative, and respond quickly with limited time and resources (something necessary for many roles today). Besides, the question is fun :) Create a pencil cup (irony), picture frame, hair sticks, hole punch, play darts, build a model bridge/road/house, make a serving tray, make file trays (more office irony).

Anon on Jul 25, 2013

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