A funny question can definitely:
- Help the job seekers to relax and to get rid of stress they often feel in the interviews.
- Help you to break the ice, and to start the conversation going.
- It can create a more atmosphere in an interview, which can subsequently result in an honest and authentic interview answers of the job candidates. The more relaxed we are, the most authentic our answers will be.
One way or another, you should always know why you ask the funny questions, what goal you follow with them.
And I suggest you to stay with one, or maximally with two funny questions. After all, your goal is to make a good and professional impression on the job seekers. Remember that you are also selling your skills (as a person, as an interviewer, as a company director, an HR manager, their future colleague).
It is you who “sells” the reputation of the company, and also the job offer. If you use too many informal or funny questions, the chosen applicant can very well say no at the end of the interview.
Some funny interview questions and case studies
- You come to work Monday morning and see that all your colleagues are naked. What will you do?
- Your boss asks you to call their wife and tell that you were playing cards together last night at your place. But it is not true. What will you do? Will you call their wife and what will you say?
- Manager of the company comes to your department Thursday morning and says he is bored from the whole week and that all of you shall go home and do not come back until Monday morning. What will you do?
- You are eating a lunch with your boss and suddenly she farts loudly and all people around you start to laugh. What will you do?
Simple funny questions
- Would you like to receive ice cream or lollipop as a bonus to your basic salary?
- Who do you think was more guilty in the paradise–Adam or Eve?
- What happened when wheel was invented?
- Do you prefer white or wheat bread?
- We like to come late to work, 30 minutes at least. And we also prefer to leave early. Is it fine with you?
- Do you own a mobile phone?
- If you had a time machine, where would you travel?
- If we introduced dancing day in work, every Friday, what dance would you choose?
- How would you like your boss to look like?
- Would you like me to choose you for the job or rather give you $1,000 and send you home immediately?
- Would you mind working for free this year, if the next year you will receive double salary at the end of each month?
Other articles that may interest you
- Good questions to ask the job candidates – A simple guide to help you understand what questions you should ask the job candidates in an interview.
- How to conduct an interview – A simple three step guide on conducting an interview, suitable mostly for small business.
- Interview questions and answers – 15 most common interview questions. Serious questions, great analysis and sample answers to each question.