Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Random or unusual questions are designed to make you think creatively and quickly, and reveal your true personality and how your mind works. While the question seems random, the odd questions serve an important purpose to the interviewer. Although this will not be the only factor, it will help the interviewer gauge whether or not you would be a good fit for the company.
Before you answer, take a deep breath to regain your composure, then answer candidly. The interviewer does not necessarily have the right answer, but wants to see how you answer it. These types of questions are a great way to assess how quickly you can think on your feet, how you’ll approach a difficult situation, and, most importantly, whether you can remain positive and proactive and make progress in the face of a challenge.
Good luck with your interviews!