By William Poundstone
For years, Microsoft and different high-tech businesses were posing riddles and common sense puzzles like those of their notoriously grueling activity interviews. Now "puzzle interviews" became a sizzling new pattern in hiring. From Wall road to Silicon Valley, employers are utilizing tricky and difficult inquiries to gauge activity candidates' intelligence, mind's eye, and problem-solving skill -- traits had to live to tell the tale in today's hypercompetitive international market. For the 1st time, William Poundstone unearths the hardest questions used at Microsoft and different Fortune 500 businesses -- and provides the solutions. He strains the increase and arguable fall of employer-mandated IQ checks, the odd obsessions of invoice Gates (who performs jigsaw puzzles as a aggressive sport), the sadistic brain video games of Wall road (which reportedly led one activity seeker to spoil a forty-third-story window), and the weird excesses of today's hiring managers (who might initiate your interview with a field of Legos or a online game of digital Russian roulette). How might you progress Mount Fuji? is an critical ebook for someone in company. Managers looking the main proficient staff will learn how to include puzzle interviews of their look for the head applicants. activity seekers will realize the way to take on even the main brain-busting questions, and achieve the virtue that may win the activity of a life-time. And an individual who has ever dreamed of going up opposed to the easiest minds in enterprise may possibly notice that those puzzles are easily loads of enjoyable. Why are beer cans tapered at the finish, besides?