How Do You Weigh Your Head? The Brain Teasers
That Tell if You Are You Smart Enough To Work at Google
It has long
been considered one of the best companies to work for, but do you
have what it takes to work for Google?
It may take
a sharp mind, as an author claims that the search giant requires
its applicants to answer perplexing trivia questions and riddles.
Poundstone claims to have unlocked the secret of acing an interview
at Google and other top technology firms, and is revealing his secrets
in a new book.
You Smart Enough to Work at Google, Poundstone describes
several interview questions that he claims that his tips will increase
an applicant's chances of not only getting hired by Google, but
ABC News: 'HR departments are running scared, asking themselves,
"How can we make sure our questions have predictive power for
how well someone will do on the job?"'
outlines several of the brain teasers that are said to be used by
actual Google interviewers, from 'How much toilet paper would you
need to cover Texas' to 'Can you swim faster in water or syrup?'
He told ABC
News that whether a job applicant can answer the question or not,
its best to ask follow up questions to show that you recognise
what is being asked.
not comment on Poundstone's book, but some are quick to point out
that the interview questions that have been circulating the web
for several years are works of fiction.
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