A friend’s son, in his final year at college, appeared for a job interview and was asked to participate in a group discussion on, “Elections or IPL? Which should be postponed?”. Friend was furious that the selection process had been reduced to mockery and I tried to explain that the topic was irrelevant. What the interviewers looked for was how well the candidates marshaled their thoughts and presented their views.
I remember reading that Microsoft delighted in asking questions such as, “how many barbers are there in the
Richard Dawkins says in an introduction to an article, “Mirrors of the mind” by Richard Gregory,
“For years as a college tutor at
So, it was the demonstration of passion that mattered, not how much you knew.