One of the questions we often pose in our Q&A column with local chief executives is about hiring.

The head of one accounting firm often asks candidates about working a 25-hour day.   An entrepreneur usually asks whether prospective clients like animals.  And at one retail chain, a candidate seeking a sales job would do well to be prepared to make an impromptu pitch about any product.  Psychology Today offers these tips for answering “inkblot test” questions. [Via Lifehacker.]

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Have you ever been flustered by a seemingly simple ice-breaker question, or can you credit your handling of one for getting you the job?  Click on “add a comment” below and tell us about it.

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(In photo above, Jessica Vargas laughs during a job interview with at a Staples store.)