Most of us expect certain questions when we head to an interview. We assume that the interviewee will probably ask us about our work experience and why we are interested in the job. We know that most likely we will have to talk about our specific skills, and provide relevant examples from previous jobs that show why we will succeed if we are hired for a new job. However, sometimes interviewers ask questions that we are not expecting. Glassdoor recently compiled it’s annual report of the Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014. Whether an interviewer is trying to slip you up to see how fast you can act in a tough situation, or the interviewer just likes unique questions, being prepared and open to oddball questions will help you ace your interview. Below are five questions from Glassdoor’s list that you might run into, and how to prepare for them.
1. “How lucky are you and why?”
This interview question was asked at Airbnb. Since the company helps customers find rentals, luck could factor in. Although this question seems like an oddball question, when you factor in the company itself, it fits a little more. This is important because thinking about unique questions that an interviewer might ask you that are directly related to a particular field makes sense, and will help you prepare for your interview. There are many ways you could positively answer this question, but one of the best ways to do so would be to highlight your best qualities. For example, instead of answering that you are lucky (or not), explain why you work hard instead of trusting in luck. This is a great response because it turns a strange question into a positive for the interviewee; any time you can do this, you will come out ahead.