Have you briefed your candidates on these bizarre questions?

Curveball interview questions are often criticised for having nothing to do with the role; however, when crafted carefully, they can tease out information that would otherwise be missed.

Creative firms such as Apple, Tesla and LinkedIn often use the interview as an opportunity to understand more than just what a candidate can offer, but who they really are - despite throwing jobseekers off their scripted narrative.  

Whilst these tough interview questions may be daunting, Glassdoor’s research found that difficult job interviews are statistically linked to higher employee satisfaction in the six countries they examined (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France).

A job interview that is ten per cent more difficult is linked to a subsequent rise of 2.6% in employee satisfaction - if candidates know how to deal with them, that is.

Below, is an infographic created by Living Business decoding difficult interview questions, explaining the types of answers you can inform your candidates to prepare...



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