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7 Brain Teasers You Might Be Asked During a Job Interview

The dreaded job interview. Never a fun time. Whether you are gearing up for your very first interview, or, thanks to covid, you may find yourself looking for a new job or needing to get one because someone else in your family has been retrenched. It is the sad reality of life right now. Whether it has been years or not, nobody enjoys being interviewed for a new job.

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One thing employers have been doing, other than asking a ton of nerve-wracking questions, is presenting prospective employees with a brain teaser or two. Why? Well, because by doing this, they are able to access you and how you process information, how you handle stress, and of course, see if you are a problem solver. While this might seem daunting, fear not. Because we are about to help you ace them!

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7 Tricky brain teasers you may encounter during a job interview

So, we have gathered a few brain teasers you could be asked about during your next job interview. Make sure you are well prepared by checking them out. Remember, do not peek at the answers! Do your best to solve these on your own!

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A man was born in 1945, but he’s only 30 years old now. How is this possible?

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A man was born in 1945, but he’s only 30 years old now. How is this possible?
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Think you know the answer?

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A man was born in 1945, but he’s only 30 years old now. How is this possible? answer
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Another tough job interview brain teaser: a stone that weighs 2 kg and an iron balance that weighs 2kg weight were put on each side of a scale and immersed in water. Will the scale remain balanced or will it tilt?

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A stone that weighs 2 kg and an iron balance that weighs 2kg weight were put on each side of a scale and immersed in water. Will the scale remain balanced or will it tilt?
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The answer to this job interview brain teaser is:

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A stone that weighs 2 kg and an iron balance that weighs 2kg weight were put on each side of a scale and immersed in water. Will the scale remain balanced or will it tilt? answer
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Are you able to copy the image without lifting your pen from the paper?

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Are you able to copy the image without lifting your pen from the paper?
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Here is the answer

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Are you able to copy the image without lifting your pen from the paper? answer
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How many holes does this T-shirt have?

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How many holes does this T-shirt have? job interview riddle
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So, here’s the answer:

How many holes does this T-shirt have? job interview riddle answer
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Tracy’s mother has 4 children. One child is named April. The second one is May. The third is June. What‘s the fourth one’s name?

Tracy’s mother has 4 children. One child is named April. The second one is May. The third is June. What‘s the fourth one’s name?
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So, the correct answer is:

Tracy’s mother has 4 children. One child is named April. The second one is May. The third is June. What‘s the fourth one’s name? answer
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Can you make a word using every letter?

job interview Can you make a word using every letter?
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Are you going to ace that job interview? Find out:

job interview Can you make a word using every letter?
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This one requires some out-of-the-box thinking. No answer is wrong, but, is your answer the right fit for your job interview? If you delivered pizza, how would you benefit from the use of scissors?

If you delivered pizza, how would you benefit from the use of scissors?
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Here is an example of a good answer:

If you delivered pizza, how would you benefit from the use of scissors? answer
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How did you do?

So, how did you find these tricky job interview brain teasers? Did you get them all right? Some of them? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share with friends and family who may be preparing themselves for a job interview themselves! Before you go, if you are a fan of brain teasers in general, you may want to check some of these out!

This may seem like a simple brain teaser, but it is actually quite tricky! Do you know the answer? Want to find out? Click HERE! Give this next one a go!

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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