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- Here are some questions the country’s top companies ask job interview candidates, according to Glassdoor users.
- Facebook wants to know how candidates fit into company culture. Consulting firms like Bain & Company asks candidates how they’d handle particular management problems.
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Job interviews can be tricky — especially when you’re applying to a job at some of the world’s best (and most sought-after) companies, like Google and Salesforce
Luckily, experts say preparation is the key to acing interviews. Researching the company and having a sense of what questions recruiters will ask beforehand can give you an edge over other candidates.
Earlier this year, job-listing site Glassdoor released their ranking of the top companies to work for in 2019. We used Glassdoor user comments to find common questions these companies ask job candidates, as well as answers that candidates say will fare well during the interview.
Here is how you should answer questions asked by the country’s top companies, like Facebook, Google, and McKinsey.
20. Paylocity asks software engineer candidates to explain work done on previous projects.
Answer: "I had explained the process that I took to coming up with the best design to fit our needs. At the end they asked me what I would have done differently if I could do it again," one Glassdoor user wrote.
19. McKinsey & Company asks business analyst candidates, ‘How do you think McKinsey & Company is different from other consulting firms?’
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Answer: "I mentioned the quality of the recruiting process and the people I had spoken with up until that point," one interview candidate said. "The follow up question was this: What advice would you give to firm ‘X’ to make their recruiting process more effective?"
18. Ultimate Software gives interns coding tests.
Answer: "'[It is] not very difficult, just be familiar with superclasses, and how to override methods. There are many solutions to this problem and you should be prepared with a couple of them," one interview candidate said.
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