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Lighter side: Shock! Google bans silly interview questions

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HC Online | 18 Jul 2014, 10:11 AM Agree 0
Google was once known for asking job candidates unusual and complicated questions, but it has done away with brain teasers in favour of behavioural interviews. Here’s a look at some of the most bizarre questions put to interviewees.
  • Paul | 18 Jul 2014, 11:46 AM Agree 0
    Oh dear - a great example of HR, recruiters, Directors or whoever was responsible for these STUPID QUESTIONS - portraying at the job interview that the interviewing people are super important, Super intelligent and totally arrogant.

    It’s these types of practices that give HR a bad rap and understandably so. Usually these practices come from the latest consultancy firm try to peddle some type of new cutting edge practice.

    I just would have walked out!
  • Michael | 18 Jul 2014, 03:21 PM Agree 0
    Can I have the answers please?
  • Mark de Wet | 23 Jul 2014, 04:47 PM Agree 0
    I have never seen the value in asking such questions. Having been subjected to them in the past, I was told it's simply the interviewers 'message that you were successful'!!
    Great to read Google has seen the light.
  • Mark | 25 Jul 2014, 01:43 PM Agree 0
    How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

    1,345,924 but I am happy for you to prove me wrong!
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