If you want to a get a job at Google, you'll have to get through their killer interview process first.
The tech giant is known for asking prospective applicants mind-bending questions that go well beyond the usual, "Tell me about a situation where you overcame adversity."
While promoting his new book, "How Google Works," on TODAY Monday, Google adviser Jonathan Rosenberg revealed a question Google co-founder Sergey Brin asked him during his own interview: "Explain something complicated."
Rosenberg's answer: courtship.
This got TODAY thinking: If you were interviewing a job candidate, what's the most creative or important interview question you would ask?
Matt used viewer-submitted questions to test the other anchors in a mock interview:
Question: If you were applying at a circus which job would you choose? (Catie Morris asked via Facebook)
Answer: "I want to be the guy who stuffs the clowns in the car." - Al Roker
Q: If you were part of a bicycle, what part would you be and why? (Marsha Tyrie Garner via Facebook)
A: "I'd like to be the bell that you ring ... to let people know that I'm coming." - Carson Daly
Q: If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, who would you invite? (Mandy Walker via Facebook)
A: The question stumped our anchors — none was able to think of a dinner guest on the spot.
Q: Name 5 things you can do with a pencil other than write. (Courtney Gamache via Facebook)
A: The anchors couldn't come up with five, but they did agree on one: chopsticks.
Here are some others from TODAY viewers we'd love (or hate?) to answer in an interview:
- In the past 24 hours what have you done to make someone else happy? (Anre Duffy Yohe via Facebook)
- In the event of a zombie apocalypse, what steps would you take?(The first person to answer 'really freakin' big ones' would probably instantly get hired) (Breanna Jones via Facebook)
- What would be your theme song? (Shari Lynn via Facebook)
- What is the most important thing to you, to be "liked" or or to be "respected?" (Sherri Rabinovitch-Reinblatt via Facebook)
- If money wasn't an issue, what would you like to do for a "job?" (Bette Luck via Facebook)
- How many times a day do you check (post) your social media accounts? (Ellie Estrella via Facebook.)
Keep the questions coming on Facebook or Twitter using #OrangeRoom.