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Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Companies |

Curious Questions Google interviews are a “waste of time”

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One of the biggest legends about is that in the you do a series of curious questions to be solved with ingenuity or simply are impossible to answer (here 10 questions for example ). However, it turns out that these questions are not much.

“How many golf balls can fit in a plane? How many gas stations are there in Manhattan? A complete waste of time, “said Google senior vice president, Laszlo Bock the New York Times. Such questions “do not predict anything” about the candidate, she said, but “serve primarily to make the interviewee feel smart.”

The complicated Google job interviews have been discussed for a long time. However, Google now seems more interested in the behavior of respondents in his witty answers. According to Bock, a simple query like “give me an example of when you solved a difficult analytical problem” is better because it allows the evaluator to observe how the person acts and what they think it is difficult, two important features for employment.

Link: In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal (NYTimes)

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