Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Google's Toughest Interview Questions


Google has a reputation for asking difficult brain-teaser questions that challenge how you act under pressure.

Most of them require you to think quantitatively and broadly, and test the way you tackle problems on the spot.

1. What is your favorite Google product, and how would you improve it?--Associate Product Manager, January 2016

2. If you wanted to bring your dog to work but one of your team members was allergic to dogs what would you do?--Associate Account Strategist, December 2014

3. If ads were removed from YouTube, how would you monetize it? - Associate Account Strategist, January 2016

4. What do you know about Google?--Administrative Business Partner Interview, February 2015

5. Design an evacuation plan for the building.--Business Analyst Interview, November 2014

6. Which do you think has more advertising potential in Boston, a flower shop or funeral home?--Account Strategist, October 2015

7. A coin was flipped 1000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?--Quantitative Analyst, September 2015

8. What does "being Googley" mean to you?--Product Specialist, December 2015

9. Name a prank you would pull on x manager if you were hired.--Google Applications Support Engineer, June 2014 

10. What is your opinion on whether or not individuals should be required to use their official name when opening a gmail or Google + account?--Administrative Assistant Interview, April 2014

11. What would you want to do if you didn't have to work?--Interaction Designer, September 2014

12. What scares you?--Business Analyst Interview, September 2014

13. How many ways can you think of to find a needle in a haystack?--Business Associate, May 2014

14. Estimate the number of tennis balls that can fit into a plane.--Intern, December 2015

15. If you could be remembered for one sentence, what would it be?--Associate Account Strategist Interview, March 2014

16. If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?--Associate Account Strategist Interview, March 2014

17. How do you think the digital advertising world will change in the next 3 years?--Creative Director, January 2016

18. What three things would you change at your university/work place if you were CEO today?--Account Strategist Interview, April 2014

19. Describe AdWords to a seven-year-old.--Associate Account Strategist Interview, December 2014

20. You have a grocery delivery service (similar to Amazon Fresh) which delivers food within 24 hours. Estimate how many trucks you need to operate this service.--Product Manager, November 2015

21. How would you explain cloud computing to a 6 year old?--Product Manager, November 2015

22. Tell me what you think about Google charging users $1/month to use GMail.-- BOLD Candidate, October 2015

23. How many haircuts do you think happen in America every year?--Business Associate, May 2014

24. List six things that make you nervous.--Android Support Level III, July 2014

25. Tell me something about you that isn't on your resume.--Associate Account Strategist Interview, March 2014

26. What is the market for driverless cars in the year 2020?--Product Manager, November 2015

27. Model raindrops falling on a sidewalk (sidewalk is 1m and raindrops are 1cm). How could we know when the sidewalk is completely wet?--Software Engineer, January 2016

28. How would I explain the importance of HTML 5 to Larry Page and then to my grandma. -- Creative Specialist, January 2016

29. Tell me a joke. -- Executive Assistant Interview, March 2014

30. The best question in my opinion was, they asked me at this stage whether you prefer earning or learning. -- Software Engineer, January 2016

31. If I gave you 10 million dollars right now, what would you do?--Associate Account Strategist, May 2014

32. Define a service that would allow you to travel to the future.--Interaction Designer, December 2015

33. Would you remove the link to an extremist piece of writing?--Legal Assistant, December 2015

34. How could you solve humankind's biggest crisis given one billion dollars and a spacecraft?--Database Administrator, December 2015

35. You have a colony on Mars that you want to communicate with. How do you build a system to communicate with them?--Associate Product Manager, November 2014

36. How many cars travel across a bridge each day?--Advertising Interview, September 2014

37. If you had access to a bank's database, how would you use that information to design an ATM for elderly people?--Associate Product Manager, February 2015

38. How would you improve a shoe factory?--Field Operations Specialist, November 2014

39. Design a mobile social app for a chain of local orthodontist offices.--Product Manager, November 2015

40. What are the number of new book titles published in the US each year?--Product Manager, November 2015

41. How would you solve homelessness in downtown San Francisco?--Product Manager, November 2015

Monday, 28 March 2016

50 Most Common Interview Questions

50 Most Common Interview Questions

What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Why are you interested in working for insert company name here?
Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
Why do you want to leave your current company?
Why was there a gap in your employment betweeninsert dateandinsert date?
What can you offer us that someone else can not?
What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
Are you willing to relocate?
Are you willing to travel?
Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
What is your dream job?
How did you hear about this position?
What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?
Discuss your resume.
Discuss your educational background.
Describe yourself.
Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
Why should we hire you?
Why are you looking for a new job?
Would you work holidays/weekends?
How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
What are your salary requirements?(Hint: if youre not sure whats a fairsalaryrange and compensation package, research the job title and/or company on Glassdoor.)
Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
Who are our competitors?
What was your biggest failure?
What motivates you?
Whats your availability?
Whos your mentor?
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.
How do you handle pressure?
What is the name of our CEO?
What are your career goals?
What gets you up in the morning?
What would your direct reports say about you?
What were your bosses strengths/weaknesses?
If I called your boss right now and asked him what is an area that you could improve on, what would he say?
Are you a leader or a follower?
What was the last book youve read for fun?
What are your co-worker pet peeves?
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite website?
What makes you uncomfortable?
What are some of your leadership experiences?
How would you fire someone?
What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?
Would you work 40+ hours a week?
What questions havent I asked you?
What questions do you have for me?