Saturday, October 17, 2009

Interviews with a potential employer: note to self

So, I am doing some homework right now and I came across a funny suggestion in my MCom 320 text. The text is talking about interviewing:

"Be prepared to answer any surprise questions.For instance, assume the interview asks, "How many gas stations are there in the U.S.?" To respond, pause and think for a minute about the process you might follow to obtain a reasonably close answer. You might say something like, "Well, if we have roughly 300 million people in the country, and if we assume two cars for every three people, that would give us about 200 million cars. And if we assume there is one gas station for every 1,000 cars, that would give us about 200,000 gas stations."

Wa la!

Man, if I am supposed to think and respond that critically and analytically, I'm out of a job.

Would you have responded the same?


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