I’ve Got An Interview With Microsoft

The Apprentice

It’s true! Not just Microsoft but also Facebook, Apple and every other global company I would ever want to work for.

Well, when I say interview I mean that I am going to answer some of their questions that they ask during interviews – that counts, right?

Since this blog has just past its three year anniversary – I will be celebrating by allowing anyone to ask me anything and I will answer all during a Facebook Live or some other video medium in a few weeks.

In anticipation for this I came across an article sharing interview questions that top companies use. I will now answer these and if any of those companies read my answers to see if I “fit” with their company well that’s fine too!

13 Crazy Interview Questions That Awesome Companies Will Actually Ask You

1. Facebook

Question: “25 racehorses, no stopwatch. 5 tracks. Figure out the top three fastest horses in the fewest number of races.”

Steve Says: I’d probably eithe ask John McCririck or failing that find a TARDIS/Delorian and use some kind of time travel option. Most likely the second option! Oh and by the way, I eventually get your office 🙂

2. Google

Question: “Why are manhole covers round?”

Steve Says: Erm, because the hole is round?

3. Apple

Question: “If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?”

Steve Says: After each delivery I’d use them to cut time from my next delivery and be super fast!

4. Amazon

Question: “How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?”

Steve Says: I am from Mars.

5. Microsoft

Question: “How would you test an elevator?”

Steve Says: From the outside.

6. Uber

Question: “How would you find the words that became obsolete in English language between 16th and 17th century? You may use a search engine.”

Steve Says: Okay I will. Thanks.

7. Trader Joe’s

Question: “What do you think of garden gnomes?”

Steve Says: I think the more you say gnome, the more it doesn’t sound like a word and just makes me laugh. Try it. Gnome, gnome, gnome!

8. Living Social

Question: “What’s your favorite song? Perform it for us now.”

Steve Says: It’s a classic by Simon & Garfunkel. Ready?

“……………”

9. Urban Outfitters

Question: “You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?”

Steve Says: Are they allowed to taste like their colour? If so I’d be lime. Ok, don’t tell me you never ate crayons as a kid? Kids all over the world will leap for joy when crayons actually taste nice too!

10. American Heart Association

Question: “What’s the color of money?”

Steve Says: I think it was a film? Oh no, wait – lime colour? Can I pass?

11. PETCO

Question: “How would you direct someone else on how to cook an omelet?”

Steve Says: Direct them? Like, in a theatre? Ok – Break a leg? No wait, break an egg, lots of them!

12. Kraft Foods

Question: “On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.”

Steve Says: Okay done! Oh sorry, do you want me to say it out loud. Okay 10!

13. MasterCard

Question: “Can you say ‘Peter Pepper Picked a Pickled Pepper’ and cross-sell a washing machine at the same time?”

Steve Says: Only if I can add that “Peter Pepper Also Pissed His Pants”

How would you answer these questions?

What do you want to ask me for my #AskMeAnything post? Leave your question in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

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7 thoughts on “I’ve Got An Interview With Microsoft

    1. Oh dear! No Hugh’s and different donuts. That just won’t do. Personally I think the reason is that Americans are lazy. They don’t want to write letter when they don’t say them. They’d much rather using that extra time putting large fries and burger in their mouths 🙂

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