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Puzzle Interviews: What Are They and What Do They Measure?

  title={Puzzle Interviews: What Are They and What Do They Measure?},
  author={J. Honer and C. Wright and Chris J. Sablynski},
Recently organizations have begun using unorthodox interviewing techniques and non-traditional interview questions to hire applicants. The most notable example of this trend is the so-called "puzzle interview" which was popularized by Microsoft in the 1990s. Puzzle interviews either ask the applicant to solve puzzles (e.g., "Why are manhole covers round?") or unusual problems (e.g., "How would you weigh an airplane without a scale?"). The goals of the present study were a) to determine if a… Expand

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