The Weirdest Interview Questions You’ll Get Asked By Twitter, Google And Facebook

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  • It ain't easy working in Silicon Valley...

    It’s most people’s dream to work at a game-changing company like Twitter, Facebook or Google – but beware, it’s a long road till you get there, and the job interview is no easy feat.

    In fact, you’re probably likely to be asked a series of unanswerable questions, that you’ll have to find a witty, clever response to, all in a matter of seconds.

    Business Insider have compiled a list of the 13 weirdest questions you’ll hear in Silicon Valley – just so you can prep for when Mark Zuckerberg gives you that much-awaited phone call.

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    Here goes…

    ‘Why is the earth round?’ – Asked by Twitter for a software engineer position.
    ‘You’re wearing a nametag, tell me what you think about it.’ – Asked by Yahoo for a associate product manager position.

    ‘Choose a city and estimate how many piano tuners operate a business there.’ – Asked by Google for a project manager position.

    ‘How many gas stations are in San Jose?’ – Asked by Adobe for a quality engineering management position.

    ‘How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?’ – Asked by Facebook for an online sales operations position.

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    ‘If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?’ – Asked by Dropbox for a rotation program position.

    ‘What is your experience with working with millennials?’ – Asked by LinkedIn for a contingent workforce specialist position.

    ‘What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?’ – Asked by Airbnb for a trust and safety investigator position.

    ‘How many children are born every day?’ – Asked by Apple for a global supply manager position.

    ‘Design a spice rack for the blind.’ – Asked by Intel for a hardware engineer position.

    ‘What kind of tree would you be?’ – Asked by Cisco for a senior technical writer position.

    ‘If you had a choice between two superpowers (being invisible or flying) which would you choose?’ – Asked by Microsoft for a high level product lead/evangelist position.

    ‘If you went door to door notifying everybody about the environment and somebody said that the government can take care of it, what would you tell them?’ – Asked by Yelp for a field director position.

    Yikes! Do you have any well-considered answers to these difficult questions? Let us know @marieclaireuk

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