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?


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