At The Business Insider, Alyson Shontell wrote about her unsuccessful job interview with Google, which has gained a reputation for asking hard and bizarre questions that test a candidate’s creativity, priorities, and critical thinking skills. She provided 15 examples from other people who’ve interviewed with Google:
How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
Why are manhole covers round?
Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.
You have eight balls all of the same size 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?You can read more questions and the preferred answers at the link.
Granted, I not sure that I would want to be on the receiving end of those most challenging questions - but what is cool about these Google interview questions, is that they challenge the person to critically think and be creative. Too often it is those skills that are most needed in a job - particularly in ministry.