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Have you ever been asked a brainteaser in a job interview?

By jasonhiner Moderator ·
Google has famously asked its interview candidates brainteasers like "how many golf balls fit into a school bus?" (http://ind.pn/2gffrnX) Have you ever asked or been asked brainteasers like this in a job interview? What were some of the best and worst ones you've come across? What's your opinion of it as an interview technique?
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Brainteaser

by admin217 In reply to statement

Yes they asked me this questions : You have 2 light bulbs. You are in multistory building such that if you drop a bulb from a floor of a certain height or higher the bulb will break: for ex: if the bulb will break at a minimum height of 10th floor, then the bulb will break if dropped only if dropped from a floor higher than tenth floor. it will not break if dropped from ninth floor or less. using the two bulbs how will you figure out at which floor will the bulb break?

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Brainteaser

by admin217 In reply to statement

Yes they asked me this questions : You have 2 light bulbs. You are in multistory building such that if you drop a bulb from a floor of a certain height or higher the bulb will break: for ex: if the bulb will break at a minimum height of 10th floor, then the bulb will break if dropped only if dropped from a floor higher than tenth floor. it will not break if dropped from ninth floor or less. using the two bulbs how will you figure out at which floor will the bulb break?

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GogoTraining

by gogotraining1 In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

Brainin teaser in interview!!!

I heard it very first time. Now i should prepare myself for such questions too.

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Funny

by jitendravaswani In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

I have never been asked brain teaser questions ever I was lucky in that case

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Re:

by Mike_Cartwright In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

First time I've heard of brain teasers being asked during an interview. And honestly I'm relieved because I'm pretty sure I won't have the answer. lol

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Brainstrom questions during interview

by anjali.kulkari097 In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

It was 2 years back when I had the interview at the small company.... the experience really amazing because some interesting question that I was faced there. I have written some basic tips for interview if think you need some help for interview tips you can look this <a href="http://forummantra.org/question/how-to-face-interview/">amazing interview tips</a>

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Brain teasers

by sansu.abraham In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

I have been asked once. Some flight one.... I could not answer. Nor do I remember the question properly now.
Take a look at this article
How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview

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Have you ever been asked

by majury In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

One always reads about applicants having to be 100% honest, but most questions I've ever asked an interviewer provoke answers that cannot be counted on, aren't all that complete or accurate, and at best vague as compared to reality

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Brainteaser in a Job Interview

by jane21august In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

I have never been asked a brainteaser question ever, but I do think that I should be prepared with my answers for the next Interview.

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Once a long time ago I was asked a silly question like this

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Have you ever been asked ...

By some git from HR. I just stood up said I'm sorry I thought this was a serious company and walked out.

Maybe if she didn't have that stupid smile on her face when she asked it things may have been different but I very much think not.

If any company has to resort to tricks like that I'm not interested in working there. If they do silly things like that to begin with what are they going to do once you are there?

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