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Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions for 2016

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

Last Updated April 12, 2016

Job candidates should be ready for any question asked of them in an interview – even the most difficult and bizarre.

To help, Glassdoor has revealed its annual report of the Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions for 2016, featuring six lists across North America and parts of Europe. Based on thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates in each country over the past year1, these lists identify some of the toughest questions job seekers could face when interviewing for any position.

Here’s just a sample of some of the toughest interview questions being asked around the world:

COMPLETE RESULTS: Check out this year’s six lists by country:


There’s no reason to fear tough interview questions. In fact, Glassdoor research shows tough interviews lead to higher employee satisfaction later on.

Plus, job candidates should be ready to take on any question during any interview, so Glassdoor has also compiled a list of some of the Most Common Interview Questions.

Have you been stumped by a tougher interview question than these? Share the interview question with others.

 1Methodology: Glassdoor evaluates all approved interview questions shared during the past 12 months (3/18/15-3/17/16) by job candidates on Glassdoor. To develop the list, we take into account community feedback (e.g., question tagging like ‘brainteaser’) and compile a range of questions that give job seekers a better idea as to what may come up in an interview. This is a sample list of questions.