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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Toughest Interview Questions

Got the toughest (IMO) from their list, click here to read the full article. :)

"How many volts does it take to power an offshore rig?" -- For an engineering internship.
"If you had to change a tire how would you do it?" -- For a mechanical engineering position.
Red Ventures
"If you were an animal, what animal would you be?" -- For a regional account representative. --- Is this a beauty pageant?
"Tell me a joke." -- For a sales agent. ---Buti na lang, funny person ako. Hahaha!
A.T. Kearney
"What companies in the Polish energy sector do you know?" -- For a business analyst position.
"How big is the market size for wheelchairs in Shanghai?" -- For a business analyst position.
Palantir Technologies
"You have a 10x10x10 rubix cube. You paint the outside. How many cubes have paint on them?" -- For an embedded analyst position. ---Wait, I'm still counting.
"You are outside a room. Inside the room there are two light bulbs. One light bulb is on all the time, the other light bulb only turns on when you open the door. How do you determine which light bulb is on all the time?" -- For an engineering position.
Boston Consulting
"Why do you like singing?" -- For a consulting associate. ---Because I am good at it. Hahaha!
Bain & Company
"Help me estimate how many car dealerships there are in the United States." -- For a consultant position.
"What is the revenue of an inner city Sydney gym?" -- For an associate consultant position.
"How is the pothole formed?" -- For a science position.
"How many barbers would you need in a city of 1 million?" -- For a process engineer. ---Baka trick question 'to. Paano kung kalbo pala un 500k? Hahaha!
Jane Street Capital
"What's 26 times 27?" -- For a capital trader position. ---Can I use my calculator? :)
"What is the expected number of flips of a coin to simulate a six-sided die?" -- For a capital assistant trader position.
McKinsey & Company
"A Canadian beer manufacturer notices that when they increase the price of beer, other drinks' consumption goes up. How will you predict the change in quantity bought based on change in price?" -- For an analytics specialist.
"A mom-and-pop music shop wants to grow with stiff competition. How should they go about it? Calculate customer lifetime value." -- For a marketing professional.

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