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10 of the toughest questions Apple asks in job interviews

If you love challenges then Apple is one of the best places for you to thrive, being one of the most interesting places to work also one of the most difficult places to secure a job.

When it comes to job interviews, Apple ask job applicants highly technical questions based on experiences and life in general.



Recently, Glassdoor did a research finding from those that had been interviewed by Apple before and this was what they found out.

These questions require that you solve just a little math or are just meant to test your IQ.

Question: If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what's the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What's the optimal solution?

Tips: Tricky question right? best answer is: you have to optimize a summation series. Not too sure though.

Question: Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it?

Tip: Developing a faster algorithm using iterative design.

Question: Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions

Another mind burgling question.

Tip: Give him a tour of computer history museum (its available online too), and explain to him that connecting networks to each other requires special-purpose computers called gateways or routers as intermediaries. Inspire him with stories about youngest cisco certified or mcses above all tell him "to stay hungry and stay foolish"

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Question: How many children are born every day?

Really? can you answer this correctly? Yea you can, The UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world

Question: If we hired you, what do you want to work on?

Hmmm, well tell them I wanted to do something 'new'

Question: How would you breakdown the cost of this pen? Bros I no sabi this one oo

Position: Global supply manager

​Question: A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?

Question: Are you smart?

What would you say?

Question: What are your failures, and how have you learned from them?


Tip: There are a few things you should keep in mind when answering the question “What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?” First off, everyone has moments of failure. You don’t have to pick an example where you failed miserably, nor should you boast that you’ve never made a work-related mistake. Reflect back on a situation involving a professional failure, and evaluate how you could have taken responsibility for the failure, as well as what you learned from it, and how you’ve taken steps to avoid similar failures in the future.

It’s best to choose a situation from early in your career, or one that isn’t a key part of the job you’re interviewing for. Using an older example gives you an opportunity to also share examples later in your career where you haven’t made similar mistakes.

Alright guys, what do you guys think? were you the one asked one of these questions, how would you have performed?

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