March 5, 2013 Leave a comment
Job seekers encounter challenging logic and math puzzles in interviews at high-tech companies. Innovative companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Microsoft use these types of questions to identify the most intelligent candidates. Microsoft is considered as a pioneer in the interview logic questions. The trend was initially based on Bill Gates’ obsession with puzzles, Fermi problems, and brainteasers. Fermi was known for his ability to make good approximate calculations with little or no actual data.
Puzzles test intelligence. You either get the answer, or you don’t… Logic puzzles divide the world into winners and losers. You get the job you deserve. Recruiters try to identify 3 groups of people 1) who are smart and get things done; 2) who are smart but don’t get things done; and 3) who get things done but are not smart. It’s better to be on the smart side of the crowd.
How to become smart?
It’s simple. Train yourself like sportsmen build superior strength. Solve logic puzzles every day and never stop. Search for logic puzzles. This is a starter: “Job Interview Logic Puzzles” for iPad eBook or the “Job Interview Logic Puzzles” on Amazon. The book includes logic riddles, brainteasers, and spatial thinking questions, training people to confront unexpected questions, to think outside the box, and to elaborate upon non-standard solutions.