Writer William Goldstone has compiled many of the world’s mind-bendingly difficult interview questions in a new book.
The world’s jobs market is hyper-competitive. In Britain alone, with 2.67million unemployed, there are six people for every vacancy.
So it’s no surprise that the most sought-after firms are going to extraordinary lengths to find the right staff – by posing fiendishly challenging conundrums to sort the creative thinking wheat from the unimaginative chaff.
The big firms don’t just want the best qualified and most intelligent, they want the most innovative too.
The Bank of America has asked candidates: “If you were a cartoon character, which one would you be and why?” And healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson questioned: “What colour best represents your personality?”
Google founder Larry Page revealed: “We do go out of our way to recruit people who are a little different.”
Now writer William Goldstone has compiled many of the mind-bending questions – and the often surprising answers – in new book, Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google?