Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy

Author: William Poundstone
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book presents answers and solutions to some of the weirdest and most challenging interview questions and discusses the importance of creative thinking and how to beat your competition in today's job market. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Poundstone
ISBN: 9780316099974 031609997X 9780316187671 0316187674 9780316099981 0316099988
OCLC Number: 688643445
Description: x, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Outnumbered at the Googleplex: what it takes to get hired at a hyperselective company --
The cult of creativity: a history of human resources, or why interviewers go rogue --
Punked and outweirded: how the Great Recession mainstreamed bizarre interview questions --
Google's hiring machine: how they pick the one to hire out of the 130 who apply --
Engineers and how not to think like them: the value of keeping things simple --
A field guide to devious interview questions: decoding the interviewer's hidden agendas --
Whiteboarding: the art of the visual solution --
Dr. Fermi and the extraterrestrials: how to estimate just about anything in sixty seconds or less --
The unbreakable egg: questions that ask "how would you ...?" --
Weighing your head: what to do when you draw a blank.
Responsibility: William Poundstone.

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This book presents answers and solutions to some of the weirdest and most challenging interview questions and discusses the importance of creative thinking and how to beat your competition in today's job market. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. It guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.

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