One of the most highly sought after places to work in the world right now is Google, but they only hire the cream of the crop. Will you be prepared when they try to stump you with their unorthodox interview questions? One of the ways they sort through all those individuals who sell themselves so well on job applications is buy asking their prospects interview questions that you can’t really prepare for in advance. Google wants to understanding how people approach problem solving, and often values that for more than a perfect academic background.
Here are the kinds of questions they may ask you.
How should you throw a tennis ball for it to fly back to you?
- spɹɐʍdn ʇı ʍoɹɥʇ
People were asked to jump over a pencil on the floor, but none of them could do it. Why is that?
- ˙ןןɐʍ ɐ oʇ ʇxǝu ʇɥƃıɹ ɹooןɟ ǝɥʇ uo pǝɔɐןd sɐʍ ןıɔuǝd ǝɥʇ
When do we look at the number 2, but say 10?
- ˙ɥɔʇɐʍ ɹno ʇɐ ʞooן ǝʍ uǝɥʍ
A man lives on the 17th floor. He only rides the elevator to his own floor when it is raining outside or when one of his neighbours rides it with him. If the weather is sunning or he is alone in the elevator, he only rides as far as the 9th floor, and goes the rest of the way up the stairs. Why is that?
- ˙ɹnoqɥƃıǝu ɐ ɟo dןǝɥ ǝɥʇ ɥƃnoɹɥʇ ɹo ɐןןǝɹqɯn uɐ ɥʇıʍ 71 ɹooןɟ ɹoɟ uoʇʇnq ǝɥʇ ɥɔɐǝɹ ʎןuo uɐɔ ǝɥ puɐ ʇɹoɥs ʎɹǝʌ sı uɐɯ ǝɥʇ
You see a girl sitting down, but you can’t sit in her place even if she stands up and leaves. Where would she be sitting?
- ˙dɐן ɹnoʎ uo ƃuıʇʇıs sı ןɹıƃ ǝɥʇ
Reebok is faced with the problem at one of their factories of several pairs of shoes regularly going missing. What did the company do to prevent theft without spending money on security?
- ˙ʎןǝʇɐɹɐdǝs sǝoɥs ʇɥƃıɹ puɐ ʇɟǝן pǝɹnʇɔɐɟnuɐɯ puɐ ʎɹoʇɔɐɟ ɹǝɥʇouɐ ʇןınq ʎǝɥʇ
Patients of a children’s hospital loved to play with the adorable teddy bears they had there. The kids loved these toys so much that they would constantly take them home with them. How did the hospital resolve this issue of having to constantly replace their teddy bear stock?
- ˙ɹǝʇʇǝq ʇoƃ ʎǝɥʇ ןıʇun ןɐʇıdsoɥ ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ʎɐʇs oʇ pǝpǝǝu sɹɐǝq ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ pןoʇ ǝɹǝʍ uǝɹpןıɥɔ ǝɥʇ puɐ sɹɐǝq ʎppǝʇ ǝɥʇ uo sǝƃɐpuɐq ʇnd ɟɟɐʇs ןɐʇıdsoɥ ǝɥʇ