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Impossible to answer: Why are manhole covers round?what kind of patch is carried out for a crack?The weirdest job interview questions revealed.

Friday , Posted by AME at 11:40 PM

  Last evening somewhere i was reading this article. Thought to share this with you, though the questions are not related to Avaition subject, but some how i felt this article will help you. I have my own experience facing this kind of questions, go through full article.

Washington, June 22 (ANI): When it comes to appearing for a job interview, we all prepare ourselves by finding out about our potential employers, but at times we are asked an off-the-wall question that leaves us stumped.

In order to help us prepare for such questions,, a two-year-old Sausalito, Calif. website that bills itself as "the TripAdvisor for careers", compiled a list of some of the top oddball interview questions.

Glassdoor gets its information directly from employees who work at 84,000 companies, reports ABC News.

According to Rusty Rueff, a consultant at Glassdoor, who is the author of Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business and former head of human resources said ninety percent of people don't know how to deal with them.

Rueff advises, first you have to realize that the interviewer isn't trying to make you look stupid, as stupid as the question may seem.

With a question like "How many hair salons are there in Japan", the interviewer is giving you an opportunity to demonstrate your thought processes.

Rueff says you should think out loud, like the contestants on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? You might start by saying, we'd have to know the population of Japan, and then we'd have to figure out what percentage of them get their hair done and how often.

Rueff says it's fine to pull out a pen and paper and start doing some calculations right there in the interview.another example, which may seem equally impossible to answer: Why are manhole covers round?

Just start thinking through the question, out loud, Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a career services consultant at advises.

"I would say, a round manhole cover could keep the framework of the tunnel stronger, because a round frame is much stronger than a square frame," she suggested.
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Ha Ha! the sane question i faced from RAO(Reginal Airworthiness Officer),RAO came to inspect our institute. He checked in, to our class AME 3rd semister. Question is generally what kind of patch is carried out for a crack? blindly i replied square patch, but i failed to give the explanation.. As now i guess you know a round path is stronger in binding with skin and more importantly a round shape gives smooth finish i.e good stramline airflow with less air disturbance than squre patch and even chances of peeling a round patch due to stong airflow while in flight is less.

Other weird-seeming questions, like "If you were a brick in a wall, which brick would you be and why," or "If you could be any animal, what would you be and why," are really just invitations to show a side of your personality.

Thanasoulis-Cerrachio says a friend who is chief executive of a market research company used to ask applicants what kind of car they would be.

"She wanted someone fast, who thought quickly. She wanted someone who wanted to be a Maserati, not a Bentley," Thanasoulis-Cerrachio said.

For the brick question, Thanasoulis-Cerrachio advises saying something like, "I would want to be a foundational brick because I'm a solid person. You can build on my experience and I will never let you down."

Happy AME!

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