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Companies Use Odd New Ways of Hiring New Talent

In order to bring on creative people who think outside of the box, small companies are thinking of odd, new ways to find the best talent.

Instead of implementing the age-old interview questions for their candidates, some small businesses have taken to asking odd-ball questions such as, “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?” instead of the standard “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

Most likely, companies have started implementing these seemingly odd-ball questions to get a feel for how prospective employees would use their problem solving to get themselves out of a tough situation. For 20-somethings entering the job market, competition is at an all-time high and innovative thinking is almost a must.

SOURCE: Business Insider

Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter