key to answering the stranger questions is not to get flustered
by them. Most of the time the answer that you give won't really
matter, as many of these questions don't have a correct answers.
Some of the
questions are there to allow the interviewer to see how you think,
and your analytical process. No-one knows how many trees there
are in the United Kingdom but you could make an estimate based
on common knowledge or estimates of trees per mile square.
many hats are there in the United Kingdom? The art of
answering this question is to use both your general knowledge
and show confidence that you're willing to have a shot at it.
There is a right answer to this but no-one is going to know. Suggested
methods of answering this question is to start with a little general
knowledge and build from there. i.e. there are about 60 million
people and lets say they have on average two hats...and then you
might want to go on to talk about hats still in the shops or in
hat factories. Keep the numbers simple so you don't mess the maths
me a joke. I
guess tell the person a joke. Try to make sure the joke isn't going
to offend the interviewer, but if they seem like they can they won't
mind sometimes it can turn out well if you're willing to be a little
me this pen? Questions
like this tend to come up when you're applying for a sales job. It gives
you the opportunity to show that you can sell almost anything and that
you are perceptive enough to pick up on the features of a product quickly
and whilst under pressure. As such it is important for you to mentally
list the range of features that the pen has. Show the interviewer the
functionality of the pen to the interviewer, and if he has given you
a biro then don't be afraid to sell him the pen based upon the price
and disposable nature of the product.
are manhole covers round? This
is because any other shape could fall through.