Google's toughest interview questions revealed

Google's toughest interview questions revealed

Google applicants must prepare themselves to answer some tricky questions when they land themselves an interview at the company.

With about 2 million people applying for a job each year, it is almost 10 times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard. Those lucky enough to land themselves an interview should get ready to answer some tough questions.

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Comments (5)

  • RN
    RN
    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 2:53pm BST
    I totally understand the feedback comments, however it is important to understand the nature of the business, Google is a business that is focused on problem solving and engineering solutions to modern life technical issues, with the questions set out allowing an interview to understand how an individual would approach a problem to create a solution.

    I like different, but understand this would not fit every business or circumstance.
  • Will
    Will
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 2:01pm BST
    Hypothetical questions are utterly pointless, and in no way allow you to asses an individuals capability for the role.

    Yes they may help you understand a bit more about the person and their personality, but what's wrong with good old fashioned conversation?

    these kind of questions can damage your reputation as amanager.
  • PT
    PT
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:31pm BST
    Interview questions from 1980? I hope Google does not do this..wow.
  • Naveen Rao
    Naveen Rao
    Tue, 4 Aug 2015 1:41pm BST
    I dont agree. The more toughest interview? recruiters to be educated. they are asked to hire the talent and not to judge the talent by asking all unnecessary questions.
  • Miss Anson
    Miss Anson
    Mon, 3 Aug 2015 3:34pm BST
    I'm not sure that Google are still so enamoured with this capricious interview style these days. I think they now focus on what success in a role actually looks like and then hiring against that model of success. The world has moved on from judgements and the idiosyncratic interviewer effect that can result from these types of questions which perpetuate unconscious bias and are really only vaguely entertaining and do not assess if someone is actually good at a particular role.

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