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Google Brain-teaser interview questions are gone

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/brainteaser-interview-questions-useless-googles-hr-guy/

About time: I always thought these questions were useless. I really do wonder how employers reach these conclusions about what makes a good employee.
codingreal Send private email
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
 
 
I always assumed that it was just clever marketing.
Scorpio Send private email
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
 
Never though of it that way. But I guess it was. Pretty lame as a job interview though, which I assume was the purpose of the interview.
codingreal Send private email
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 
 
Because they found that capability at gotcha puzzles, which are fun,  did not predict work performance at all.

I think of even more interest is that they also found that grades and GPA didn't predict performance at all and thus they are no longer asking for transcripts.
Scott Send private email
Thursday, July 11, 2013
 
 
I always wondered about grades and so forth also. I always thought why don't just give applicants a real assignment(without pay of course) that can be done in a day or two, on site, and then pick someone on the basis how they did on a real assignment using tools you normally allow your other employees use.

What is the point of knowing arcane algorithms by heart if they can't finish an assignment to your satisfaction which they would have to do the day after you hired them.
codingreal Send private email
Thursday, July 11, 2013
 
 
What I found most interesting was how many non-college grads work at Google. Prior to reading about it, I assumed that you pretty much either needed college (more likely a Masters or PhD), or *maybe* they would take you if  you could prove it was actually you who wrote gcc or jQuery or ROR or whatever.
GregT Send private email
Thursday, July 11, 2013
 
 

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