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Creative Thinking

QUESTION INTENT

The answer may not be the focal point of asking these questions. The interviewer would like to how you approach an unfamiliar, out-of-the-box problem. 

TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO CREATIVE THINKING Q'S

There is no right answer to a creative thinking question. The interviewer may be looking for a variety of things from you by asking this type of question. For example, how quickly can you create a range of solutions reveals your thoughtfulness and quick-thinking ability. A key factor to keep in mind is the interviewer is wanting to see if you can articulate your creative solution with some reasoning. 

What would you do with your life if money was not a concern?


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How many ways can you use a paperclip?


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See this pen, you have 5 minutes to sell it to me.


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How would you weigh a plane without using scales?


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There are a number of factors to take into consideration such as what type of plane is it, whether or not it is filled with passengers and/or whether it has fuel. You can mention these considerations alongside research that would be done other plane specifics. You can mention how an beneficial step would be to ask for expertise of someone who works with planes. 

If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all you human needs - such as food and water - were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?


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