‘How would you get an elephant into a fridge?’ Recruiter advises employers to ask weird interview questions to win the war for talent

Two-thirds of candidates welcome obscure lines of questioning as part of the job interview process, giving businesses the opportunity to shake up their interview processes in the tight war for talent, according to recruitment consultancy, Michael Page.

The research questioned 1,000 people about the way they prepare for interviews and specifically asked how they might respond to a ‘weird’ interview question such as ‘how would you get an elephant into a fridge?’ or ‘which three non-essentials would you pack on a trip to Mars?’.

Two in five (41%) have been asked a strange interview question like this at some point in their job-seeking history but 54% of respondents said that they wouldn’t expect to be asked this kind of question in the interview…..


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