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What is the weirdest question someone asked you during an interview?

Interviews can get pretty awkward at times, any stories you guys want to share?

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InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
How much do you like to drink? Do you drink in moderation or do you drink too much sometimes?


I noped the fuck right out of that interview.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
that's queen coups to u
They were probably degen and hoping you'd say the second one...
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
If only, they were involved in the beverage industry so were all about responsible drinking.Β 

They didn't even offer me a glass before my interview... Rude really.Β 
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uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
It didn't happen to me but it happen to a friend of mine, the HR person asked him "Are you going to use the money you make here for drugs".
st
stan
Executive
+3
Account Executive
Will I make enough money to buy good ones?
UserNotFound
Politicker
+10
Mid Market Manager
Yes, white ones.
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
How many trees are in central park
User1234567
Politicker
+5
User1234567
What is your favorite utensil to use
SalesSage
Valued Contributor
+5
National Account Manager
That is odd, was it kitchen related role or something?Β Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+9
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
"Look out the window and tell me, how many windows do you think there's out there in this city, and how would you actually clean them up?"

I thought it was weird at that time...but later on, it made some sense in terms of it surprised me and got me thinking on a solution right out of nowhere.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+12
Senior Account Executive
I'd hire someone.
alecabral
Arsonist
+9
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
My answer was similar. I’d ask what’s the budget, hire a 3rd party and include my fee on it :p
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
I have USED THIS IN AN INTERVIEW!Β 

How many windows are between here and another local landmark? Ball park.

Why do you think that?

If you could count them, how would you do it?


creative problem solving. anyone that has "problem solver" in their resume gets this. You should see the sweat. I don't care about the # or how, I just want to hear the middle part. Why do you think that?Β 

JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I love this one! Gotta be super tough in a city
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
AE of B2B
Do you know what SAAS is?.... lol while I'm interviewing at a SAAS company with their Sales Director..... like, really?Β 

He wasn't asking as a trick question. It wasn't even his first question. And this was the 3rd interview.

It was hilarious to me.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
What was your response? Something witty?
UserNotFound
Politicker
+10
Mid Market Manager
Not me, but someone I know had the female owner of the company they were interviewing for ask how they handled being spoken down to by prospects and she saidΒ 

"You know, some people look at me and think I'm just a dumb twat"Β 

Favorite interview story ever.
LegacySoftware
Opinionated
+4
Global Business Development
Groupon (I know) asked me β€œif you were a vegetable what kind of vegetable would you be?” - I said I know it’s not a vegetable, but Garlic because I’m bold and I get along well with other people.
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
"where are the bodies".... OH A JOB INTERVIEW. nvm
UserNotFound
Politicker
+10
Mid Market Manager
Side note... just saw your handle is EdTech- as in educational tech? I literally just got off a call with a district needing something I have no clue how/where to source. Got any hot tips on intercom systems that page, manage bells, and integrate with fire alarm?
circlingback
Praised Answer
+1
Strategic Account Manager
How many friends do you have?
SaaS_Squats
Opinionated
+1
SDR
β€œIf you were in a band, which member would you be?” Got me thinking for sure
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Someone said this before but I forgot who:
If you were a stack of pancakes, which one would you be: bottom, middle, or top? And why?
TechSalesQueen
Catalyst
+5
Sr. Enterprise Account Executive
Sounds like the start of a really bad orgy joke
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
How old are you?
Stratifyz
Opinionated
+9
Business Development Rep
So people really do this kind of shit… I saw a couple of things like this on LI asking about what kind of superpower would you want - I thought it was a joke until now 😭
Sinatetra
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
How would you get a needle out of a haystack?
0cool
Opinionated
+2
Head of division LATAM & IBERIA
The strangest question I got was β€œif we were dating, we’re would you take me for dinner and why?” My answer was (please note she was smoking hot) I would rent a private jet and take you to Paris for breakfast and then Milan for lunch and London for dinner on our way back. Why……. I could do it and damn your smoking hot.
TechSalesQueen
Catalyst
+5
Sr. Enterprise Account Executive
I would’ve said β€œIt depends. What does your ideal dinner look like and why?”
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