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    Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014

    More than one in five employees (22 percent) report that searching for a new job is among their top career resolutions for 2014, according to Glassdoor’s 2013 Q4 Employment Confidence Survey. To help job candidates prepare for today’s challenging interview process and to ultimately find a job they love, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, recently announced its annual list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions.

    Based on tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year, the list uncovers some of the most unexpected interview questions, helping job seekers prepare for anything during an interview in 2014.

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    Click through for 2014’s top 25 oddest interview questions, as identified by Glassdoor.com.

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    Zappos

    “If you could throw a parade of any caliber through the Zappos office, what type of parade would it be?” – Asked at The Zappos Family.

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    Airbnb

    “How lucky are you and why?” – Asked at Airbnb. 

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    Apple

    “If you were a pizza deliveryman, how would you benefit from scissors?” – Asked at Apple. 

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    Red Frog Events

    “If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?” – Asked at Red Frog Events. 

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    Dell

    “Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?” – Asked at Dell. 

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    Yahoo

    “If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?”  – Asked at Yahoo. 

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    Bed Bath & Beyond

    “If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why?” – Asked at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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    Norwegian Cruise Line

    “Do you believe in Big Foot?” – Asked at Norwegian Cruise Line.

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    Xerox

    “Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?” – Asked at Xerox. 

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    ZocDoc

    “What is your least favorite thing about humanity?” – Asked at ZocDoc. 

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    Factual

    “How would you use Yelp to find the number of businesses in the U.S.?” – Asked at Factual. 

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    Allied Telesis

    “How honest are you?” – Asked at Allied Telesis. 

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    Goldman Sachs

    “How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the U.S. each year?” – Asked at Goldman Sachs. 

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    LivingSocial

    “Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?” – Asked at LivingSocial.

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    McKinsey & Company

    “If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?” – Asked at McKinsey & Company. 

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    Urban Outfitters

    “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?” – Asked at Urban Outfitters. 

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    Akamai

    “How does the Internet work?” – Asked at Akamai. 

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    SinglePlatform

    “If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?” – Asked at SinglePlatform.

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    American Heart Association

    “What’s the color of money???….” – Asked at American Heart Association. 

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    Gallup

    “What was the last gift you gave someone?” – Asked at Gallup. 

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    Applebee’s

    “What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?” – Asked at Applebee’s. 

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    TASER

    “How many snow shovels sold in the U.S. last year?” – Asked at TASER. 

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    ThoughtWorks

    “It’s Thursday, we’re staffing you on a telecommunications project in Calgary, Canada on Monday. Your flight and hotel are booked; your visa is ready. What are the top five things you do before you leave?” – Asked at ThoughtWorks. 

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    Active Network

    “Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt.” – Asked at Active Network. 

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    Applied Systems

    “Have you ever been on a boat?” –  Asked at Applied Systems. 

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