Viral Job Interview Question Leaves Candidates ROFL, Here's Why!

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Candidates are accustomed to answering conventional questions about their skills, flaws, and experiences during job interviews. However, every now and then, an unusual question appears, surprising and amusing interviewees. 

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What was the interview question?

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A gigantic interview question given by a job applicant recently made its way into social media, eliciting a wave of laughs and highlighting the lighter side of the job search process.

The picture, shared by Nugget on Instagram, included a screenshot from a job application. Instead of the normal questions about qualifications and career objectives, the interviewer threw a curveball by saying, ‘You have been handed an elephant. It cannot be given away or sold. ‘How would you handle the elephant?’ 

A user named Beeta first shared the post on the X platform (previously Twitter).

What did people say on the internet?

The description that accompanied the original post’s photo stated, “This is definitely the most bizarre question I have ever seen on a job application.”

When this unexpected question was shared on Instagram, the post soon gained traction, with folks from all over the internet responding with their own amusing comments. 

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The comments section became a virtual zoo as people shared their favourite jumbo-sized creatures and the funny reasoning behind their choices. Many participants also exhibited inventive answers to the hypothetical difficulty of coping with an imaginary elephant. 

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“Simple answer,” one online user replied. I’d take that elephant and locate a circus that would train it and pay me every time they used it. That manner, I may get a passive income from the elephant I was given.”

How did this question help people break the ice?

While this enormous question may appear strange in the context of a job interview, it functioned as an interesting icebreaker that allowed candidates to demonstrate their personalities and sense of humor.

It also demonstrated the company’s willingness to take a lighter approach to the hiring process, establishing a good and easygoing environment.

Furthermore, it not only relieves tension but also reveals a candidate’s capacity to think on their feet and address issues creatively. Check out the viral post here.

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