The worst, most nefarious interview questions (and how to answer them)

It doesn’t matter how many tennis balls you think might fit into a limousine, but your problem-solving skills will be carefully examined. Mind these expert tips for acing your next interview.

How many quills would you say an average porcupine has?

Explain “the cloud” to me.

Are you pregnant now, or do you plan on becoming pregnant anytime soon?

These are very bad, no-good interview questions that could unsettle even the most unflappable applicant. How would you respond to such nonsense? How should you respond to such nonsense?

(Editor’s note: Healthy porcupines have about 30,000 quills, give or take, just in case some sadist ever throws that one at you.) recently surveyed 2,000 U.S. residents to determine the worst questions job seekers have ever encountered in the wild. These doozies will make you cringe, but they’ll also make you more prepared for the types of creative curveballs certain recruiters like to throw. found that the most difficult interview question to answer is: “How many gas stations are there in the United States?” That jarring non-sequitur was followed by irritating classics such as, “What’s your biggest weakness?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”


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