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7 of the Hardest Interview Questions Ever Asked

Source | | Paul Petrone

Based on the Quora thread: What is the toughest question ever asked in any interview?

Obviously, interviewing is important. It’s your chance to get to know the candidate and really decide if they are what you’re looking for in the position.

That said, some organizations have taken it too far, asking impossibly difficult questions to see how someone can handle pressure. Google, for instance, was infamous for asking ridiculously tough brain teasers, only to put an end to such questions several years ago.

So, what are some of the hardest interview questions ever asked?

1. There are infinite black and white dots on a plane. Prove that the distance between one black dot and one white dot is one unit.

Shared by Sooraj Chandran

A question asked during an interview for a technology analysts role at Goldman Sachs. If you know the answer, you probably should be working for NASA.

2. Can you tell me the 15 errors in the code you just created?

Shared by Anirudh Madhavan

The following scenario unfolded at an interview with one of the computer giants:

A candidate for a software engineering position walked into an interview and was asked to write a program that prints “Hello World” in any language. The interviewer glanced at the code and told the candidate he had five minutes to find 15 errors in the code.

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