The UK's 10 most difficult interview questions from Accenture, Barclays, Google and Metro Bank

 
Clara Guibourg
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Job interviews are stressful at the best of times: not only do you have to remember not to fidget in your seat or worry about your handshake being clammy, you also have to get those tricky questions right...

City firms are notoriously tough on their victims (er, we mean interviewees) and some of the interview questions from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan would get anyone’s palms sweaty.

But when it comes to the toughest questions of all, careers website Glassdoor found they came not just from banking, but also retail, tech and other sectors.

Since there is nothing more terrifying than going in without knowing what to expect, why not have a look at the UK’s 10 trickiest interview questions below and and swot up before your next interview.

1. Accenture

“Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon?”

2. Barclays

“Estimate the total number of cars in the UK.”

3. Google

“How many calories are in a grocery store.”

4. Harrods

“How would you sell a fridge to an eskimo?”

5. Urban Outfitters

“What would you take to a lonely island with you and why?”

6. AlphaSights

“Is Batman a super hero?”

7. Geononics

“You have 17 red and 17 blue balls, and you remove two at a time. If the two are the same colour, add in one extra blue ball. If they are different colours, add in an extra red ball. What colour is the final ball removed?”

8. Asda

“What cartoon character would you be and why?”

9. Metro Bank

“What is the wildest thing you have done?”

10. Jefferies & Company

“What was your opinion of the film Blair Witch Project?”

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