Apple's most intense interview questions revealed

Unsurprisingly, the company plays hard-ball when it comes to finding the right candidate for the job.

Attempting to include original questions in the interview process can push HR professionals to try out quirky alternatives but these can often sometimes into the bizarre and often offer little real insight into the candidate’s capabilities.

Unsurprisingly, it seems Apple has cracked the perfect combination – a recent article by Business Insider has revealed some of the creative and unique questions asked by the tech giant which also test the applicant to the best of their ability.

Here are just a few of the thoughtful and challenging examples:
  1.  “How much does the Empire State Building weigh?” — Solutions Consultant candidate
  2. "Explain what RAM is to a five year old." — Apple Genius candidate
  3. "How does an airplane wing work?" — Lead Systems Engineer candidate
  4. "Give me 5 ways of measuring how much gasoline is in a car." — Hardware Engineering candidate
  5. “If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what's the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it?” — Software Engineer candidate
  6. “How would you break down the cost of this pen?” — Global Supply Manager candidate
  7. "Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions." — At-Home Advisor candidate
  8. "How many children are born every day?" — Global Supply Manager candidate
  9. "How would you test your favourite app?" — Software QA Engineer candidate
  10. “A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?” — Apple Care At-Home Consultant candidate
  11. “Are you smart?” — Build Engineer candidate
  12. "What are your failures, and how have you learned from them?" — Software Manager candidate
  13. "Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of." — Software Engineering Manager candidate
  14. "Are you creative? What's something creative that you can think of?" — Software Engineer candidate
  15. "Describe a humbling experience." — Apple Retail Specialist candidate
  16. “Why did Apple change its name from Apple Computers Incorporated to Apple Inc.?” — Specialist candidate
  17. "You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?" — Family Room Specialist candidate
  18. "What was your best day in the last 4 years? What was your worst?" — Engineering Project Manager candidate
  19. "Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?" — Software Engineer candidate
  20. "How would you test a toaster?" — Software QA Engineer candidate
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