About ten minutes in, Oliver turned the tables. “I’m going to ask you a few questions that may sound strange,” he premised. I paused. Is there really any good response to a comment like that? He seemed to read my mind because he elaborated: “These questions are meant to test your analytical thinking.” Oh no. He was about to ask me the famous, ridiculously impossible Google questions I had been reading about online.It's an fun read, and reminds me of a rather poor interview I once had with Cognos. Needless to say, I never got a job at Cognos.
Perhaps I should alter my interviewing style. Maybe it'd be good to start throwing in some Googlesque questions. I probably won't; I'd probably wind up feeling a bad for my victim.
By the way, if you want a sample of some Google interview questions, go here. I haven't gone through all the questions yet because I'm not in the mood to feel stupid.