Bend it sideways, fold its neck or chop it up are some of the usual responses. But the answer is more simple: open the door and lead it in…
Tech giants such as Google and Microsoft have a reputation for difficult job interviews, but now it seems that companies of all sizes and across many industries are using “curveball” questions to find the best cultural fit.
Most candidates expect the old standards at interview, such as “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “What makes you the most qualified candidate for this job?” But what is the correct response to off-beat questions such as “Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?” The answer is, there is no right or wrong answer.
Known as “curveballs” (baseball terminology) for their ability to catch the candidate completely off guard, these questions are designed to see how fast someone can think on their feet, showcase their creativity and demonstrate how well they would respond in an unexpected situation.