LinkedIn recruiters' trickiest interview questions

If you have ever been stumped for questions to ask candidates, then you could take a peek at what LinkedIn recruiters ask potential employees.

Just make sure you know the correct answer yourself as some of their questions are quite tricky.

For instance, one Sales Development Specialist Interview Candidate was asked: "How many windows are there in San Francisco?”

Other recruiters asked about the candidates’ television preferences, how many pens they could fit into an airplane and what they would bring on a vacation.

Recruitment Grapevine compiled the list using Glassdoor’s information about the LinkedIn.

If you are still stumped about what questions to ask, you may want to look at a list of Netflix’s toughest interview questions.

You should also make sure that you know what not to ask. A recent survey showed that one in five managers ask candidates illegal questions

These are the trickiest questions asked by LinkedIn recruiters:

Which part of our product do you dislike the most?  -- Senior Data Scientist Candidate

What would you do if you won $100 million? Relationship Manager Candidate

What TV shows do you enjoy watching? – Customer Success Representative Candidate

How many pens can you fit into an airplane? – Sales Development Specialist Candidate

How would you measure the weight of the Earth? Products Candidate

What would you like to be known for in the office? “The guy who…”? Sales Development Specialist Candidate

How many windows are there in San Francisco? Sales Development Specialist Interview Candidate

If you were leaving on a one week vacation what are the three things you would bring? Business Leadership Program Candidate

Tell us about a weakness in working for a team? Technical Operations Candidate

What problem did you solve in your career that you are most proud of? Site Reliability Engineer Candidate

How many golf balls would fit into a 747? Recruiting Associate Program Candidate

How do you measure success?   Marketing Candidate

How many cubes are exposed in a Rubrik’s Cube? Scientist Candidate

Comments (0)
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 2:27pm BST
All fine if relevant for the role: on a TV programme recently someone asked "what sort of biscuit would you like to be" to someone applying for an Office Manager job. Pathetic attempt to try and be 'clever'.
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