It’s true! Not just Microsoft but also Facebook, Apple and every other global company I would ever want to work for.
Well, when I say interview I mean that I am going to answer some of their questions that they ask during interviews – that counts, right?
Since this blog has just past its three year anniversary – I will be celebrating by allowing anyone to ask me anything and I will answer all during a Facebook Live or some other video medium in a few weeks.
In anticipation for this I came across an article sharing interview questions that top companies use. I will now answer these and if any of those companies read my answers to see if I “fit” with their company well that’s fine too!
13 Crazy Interview Questions That Awesome Companies Will Actually Ask You
Question: “25 racehorses, no stopwatch. 5 tracks. Figure out the top three fastest horses in the fewest number of races.”
Steve Says: I’d probably eithe ask John McCririck or failing that find a TARDIS/Delorian and use some kind of time travel option. Most likely the second option! Oh and by the way, I eventually get your office 🙂
Question: “Why are manhole covers round?”
Steve Says: Erm, because the hole is round?
Question: “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?”
Steve Says: After each delivery I’d use them to cut time from my next delivery and be super fast!
Question: “How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?”
Steve Says: I am from Mars.
Question: “How would you test an elevator?”
Steve Says: From the outside.
Question: “How would you find the words that became obsolete in English language between 16th and 17th century? You may use a search engine.”
Steve Says: Okay I will. Thanks.
7. Trader Joe’s
Question: “What do you think of garden gnomes?”
Steve Says: I think the more you say gnome, the more it doesn’t sound like a word and just makes me laugh. Try it. Gnome, gnome, gnome!
8. Living Social
Question: “What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”
Steve Says: It’s a classic by Simon & Garfunkel. Ready?
9. Urban Outfitters
Question: “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?”
Steve Says: Are they allowed to taste like their colour? If so I’d be lime. Ok, don’t tell me you never ate crayons as a kid? Kids all over the world will leap for joy when crayons actually taste nice too!
10. American Heart Association
Question: “What’s the color of money?”
Steve Says: I think it was a film? Oh no, wait – lime colour? Can I pass?
Question: “How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?”
Steve Says: Direct them? Like, in a theatre? Ok – Break a leg? No wait, break an egg, lots of them!
12. Kraft Foods
Question: “On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.”
Steve Says: Okay done! Oh sorry, do you want me to say it out loud. Okay 10!
Question: “Can you say ‘Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”
Steve Says: Only if I can add that “Peter Pepper Also Pissed His Pants”
How would you answer these questions?
What do you want to ask me for my #AskMeAnything post? Leave your question in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014
I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) but I do create the best playlists ever and pump them out constantly.
Everyday is a Eurovision day with me and I'm still stuck in the 80s sometimes!
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