In light of the fact that many Round 2 deadlines are past and we’re again moving into interview stress territory (even though it’s way too early for anyone to be stressing about interviews yet), we’re offering you a list of freaky interview questions — befitting a Friday the 13th, yes?
These are supposedly real, from real companies. It’s highly unlikely you’ll get (m)any like this in your bschool interview. Some schools do toss out curveballs — and some standard questions may SEEM like curveballs (e.g., “What was the last book you read?” that HBS often asks, which has a remarkable power to stop Sarah Palin many people in their tracks).
Here’s just a sampling — you really should check out the full list, there’s some crazy questions on there.
Capital One: How do you evaluate Subway’s five-foot long sub policy?
Citigroup: What is your strategy at table tennis?
UBS: If we were playing Russian roulette and had one bullet, I randomly spun the chamber and fired but nothing was fired. Would you rather fire the gun again or respin the chamber and then fire on your turn?
EssaySnark is sure as heck glad that it’s not us getting interviewed!!
Oh that reminds us… EssaySnark has another SnarkStrategies Guide in the works…. this one for INTERVIEWING! … but it’s not quite done yet. Should be released sometime early next week. If you want to pre-order, you can get special pricing of just $9.95 (final retail price TBD but likely to be about double this). Click the button below to purchase. This will entitle you to ONLY an EBOOK version – usable on a Sony ereader or other ebooks but NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE KINDLE. If you want a Kindle version or a hardcopy book, you’ll need to wait till the thing is officially released.