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Craziest Interview Questions Asked Of MBA Job Candidates

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06.18.2014

“If you could be any animal, what would you be?”

A sales manager once posed that question to Jeff Schmitt, one of Poets&Quants' staffers. And he wasn’t sure how to respond. He was interviewing for a high-end, take-no-prisoners sales job. That meant he couldn’t respond with “Labrador Retriever,” a gentle creature content to gobble up table scraps and laze away his summers. No, he needed to be tough and ante up with a beast who commanded respect and conveyed a fierce drive and decisiveness.

So he answered with “a shark.”

Jeff didn’t get the job. Perhaps his would-be employer wanted an anaconda, instead.

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