“If you were a fruit, what would you be?”
The point of these abstract questions is to see the candidate’s reaction to them in real-time. Will they get confused, brush the question off, or say that they don’t understand the question? All of this can show the recruiter how a potential employee will behave in unexpected situations at work. There is no right answer to this kind of question. It doesn’t matter whether you will choose an orange or an apple (however, if you name some exotic fruit, the recruiter might appreciate your non-standard thinking). The most important thing is to not start feeling nervous but to answer calmly, with a smile, and explain your answer.
“Describe yourself with one word.”
You can use both adjectives and nouns to describe yourself. Don’t choose them randomly, but instead pick them based on your future position. Are you aiming for the position of the head of the department? If yes, then answer, “Leader.” There are also universal answers like “realist” or “extrovert.”