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How to Ace a Google Interview

Source: wsj.com Author: WILLIAM POUNDSTONE READ FULL ARTICLE AT wsj.com

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A. He was playing Monopoly.Imagine a man named Jim. He's applying for a job at Google. Jim knows that the odds are stacked against him. Google receives a million job applications a year. It's estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1 in 14 high-school students applying to Harvard gets accepted.
Jim's first interviewer is late and sweaty: He's biked to work. He starts with some polite questions about Jim's work history. Jim eagerly explains his short career. The interviewer doesn't look at him. He's tapping away at his laptop, taking notes. "The next question I'm going to ask," he says, "is a little unusual."
You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown into a blender. Your mass is reduced so that your density is the same as usual. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
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The interviewer looks up from his laptop, grinning like a maniac with a new toy.
"I would take the change in my pocket and throw it into the blender motor to jam it," Jim says.
The interviewer's tapping resumes. "The inside of a blender is sealed," he counters, with the air of someone who's heard it all before. "If you could throw pocket change into the mechanism, then your smoothie would leak into it."
"Right… um… I would take off my belt and shirt, then. I'd tear the shirt into strips to make a rope, with the belt, too, maybe. Then I'd tie my shoes to the end of the rope and use it like a lasso."
Furious key clicks.
"I don't mean a lasso," Jim plows on. "What are those things Argentinian cowboys throw? It's like a weight at the end of a rope."
No answer. Jim now realizes...

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I'm Drilling Rig Chief Mechanic, have 10 years experience in drilling. I looking forward for new opportunities pleas review my profile or give me you email address i can send my CV which is updated. I will be immediate to start.i am waiting your positive response.
Regard,
Muhammad waqas
waqasgwdc185@yahoo.com
00923335575638
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