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Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy / William Poundstone.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780316099974 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 031609997X (hardcover) :
  • Description: x, 290 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012.

Available copies

  • 12 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HF 5549.5 .I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HF 5549.5 I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 650.144/Poundstone (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 650.144 POUNDSTONE 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 650.14 Poundstone (Text to phone) Available -
Merrimack College Stacks (2nd) HF5549.5.I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks HF 5549.5 .I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks HF5549.5 .I6 P678 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Storage 650.144 POU (Text to phone) Checked out 11/15/2014
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-275), Internet websites, and index.
Contents Note: Outnumbered at the Googleplex: what it takes to get hired at a hyperselective company -- The cult of creativity: a history of human resources, or why interviewers go rogue -- Punked and outweirded: how the Great Recession mainstreamed bizarre interview questions -- Google's hiring machine: how they pick the one to hire out of the 130 who apply -- Engineers and how not to think like them: the value of keeping things simple -- A field guide to devious interview questions: decoding the interviewer's hidden agendas -- Whiteboarding: the art of the visual solution -- Dr. Fermi and the extraterrestrials: how to estimate just about anything in sixty seconds or less -- The unbreakable egg: questions that ask "how would you...?" -- Weighing your head: what to do when you draw a blank.
Summary: This book presents answers and solutions to some of the weirdest and most challenging interview questions and discusses the importance of creative thinking and how to beat your competition in today's job market. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. It guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. The book covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.
Subject: Employment interviewing.
Employee selection.

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