How Do You Fight a Horse Sized Duck

"With more than 80 brainteasers that A-list companies use to identify creative thinkers"--Jacket.

Author: William Poundstone

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

ISBN: 0316494542

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How to succeed at interview mind games and win job offers at A‑list companies, with 60 devious and difficult questions, puzzles, and brain teasers -- from the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Each year about 28 million Americans begin a search for a new job. Millions more live in the age of the permanent job search, their online profiles eternally awaiting a better offer. Job seekers are more mobile and better informed than ever, aspiring to work for employers offering an appealing culture, a robust menu of perks, and opportunities for personal fulfillment and advancement. The result is that millions of applications stream to the handful of companies that regularly top listings of the best companies to work for: Tesla, Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix, Disney, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, Apple, and others. In 2017 Tesla received 500,000 applications for 19,761 open positions. How do they choose which people to hire? It's through interviews asking uniquely demanding questions testing imagination, persistence, and creativity, like: When a hot dog cooks, it expands. Which direction does it split, and why? How is a milk carton like a plane seat? Can an astronaut throw a baseball so it hits the Earth? Chicken McNuggets come in boxes of 6, 9, and 20. What's the largest number of McNuggets that McDonald's can't sell you? How many dogs in the world have the exact same number of hairs? How Do You Fight a Horse-Sized Duck? explores the new world of interviewing at A list employers. It reveals about 60 devious and difficult interview questions used to vet candidates and supplies complete answers.
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