Why do interviewers ask strange interview questions like, “What animal would you be?" They want to throw you off your game and get candid answers (they know you've practiced good answers to interview questions) and they really want a peek into your personality and thought process. Hiring you is a risk, and they want to make sure they make the right choice.
pre-interview exercise—thinking about the qualities necessary to do a job well can help you focus your thoughts on how to better answer all your interview questions. All job interview answers should tie in to your ability to do the job—so when you think of an animal, think about the qualities or functions you can attribute to it that would be great for this job. Keep your answer simple and brief. Name the animal, and then give one or two qualities that you see in the animal that also describe you. (Don't let them draw their own conclusions.) Here are nine great animals to choose (and eight to stay away from):