TORONTO — Here are the Top 10 oddball job interview questions in Canada for the past year, according to a study by Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting company, based on hundreds of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates:
1. "What was the last thing you Googled?" — Tim Hortons Leadership Development Program job candidate in Oakville, Ont.
2. "Which Game of Thrones character do you like most?" — Bench Accounting Associate job candidate in Toronto.
Red cars in Hong Kong. A candidate for a job at Manulife was asked how they would calculate the number of red cars in a city, Glassdoor reports. (Getty Images)
3. "If you could sit next to one person on a transcontinental flight, who would it be?" — Salesforce Sales Representative job candidate in Toronto.
4. "How do you calculate the number of red cars in a city?" — Manulife Actuarial Associate job candidate in Toronto.
5. "If you were a utensil, which one would you be and why?" — Jack Astor's Cocktail Server job candidate in Kingston, Ont.
6. "If you had only 24 hours left on planet Earth, how would you spend it?" — Iridia Medical Executive Assistant job candidate in Vancouver.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in HBO's "Game of Thrones." (Photo courtesy HBO)
7. "Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?" — Canada's Wonderland Monster job candidate in Toronto.
8. "We meet on an elevator, and you have until we reach the 10th floor to convince me that you're right for the job. Go!" — Sunwing Airlines Seasonal Flight Attendant job candidate in Calgary.
9. "If you were a prime minister for a day, what one law would you change and why?" — Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg Student-at-Law job candidate in Montreal.
10. "How would you shuffle a deck of cards?" — StackAdapt Software Engineer job candidate in Toronto.
Earlier on HuffPost:
Answer: You can get an elephant into a fridge relatively easily because they are contrary and curious creatures. That means all that is required is a sign saying 'no elephants' and voila. The better question would be 'How do you get an elephant out of your fridge once he's climbed in?'
Answer: Pick the tallest person in Germany and then announce a global competition with a lot of prize money for the person who is taller than them. If you have no winner then you've proven your point. If you do have a winner you will have lost. Also you will have a potential lawsuit over the prize money.
Answer: The interrobang.
Answer: You were on course for a perfect 10 until you asked this question. Would you like to take a minute to think up something better and more relevant so I can grade you on that instead?
Answer: Not my own work, no. Banks? Yes. Train stations? Sure. Those little stubby pencils from Ikea? All the time. But never my own workplace.
Answer: You get two tuna fish, butter them on one side, add whichever filling you prefer and then press them together.
Answer: Well, clearly he's here for a job interview but he's got the wrong time because he has interrupted mine. If he were a polite penguin he would probably apologise and leave but given he is already rudely wearing a sombrero indoors he would probably say something offensive.
Answer: Why? What have they been saying about me?
Answer: Looking down on the circular side use two slices to cut it into quarters. Then just turn it sideways and slice along the cream and jam layer. Three slices, eight pieces of cake. (Don't say we never tell you anything genuinely useful!)