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This is a bona fide interview question that Goldman Sachs posed to its operations analyst candidates in 2014. Needless to say, it’s considered one of the toughest questions the financial firm has ever asked. It might seem ludicrous, but throwing an edgy curve-ball into a job interview can reveal a lot about the candidate’s ability to perform under pressure and respond to the unexpected. (Also, they might really like Hitler.)
Data scientists and analytics experts are much in demand and hard to locate, but how can you be sure you’ve got the best candidates, and what should you ask them? Google — obviously no slouch when it comes to analytics — has some useful suggestions on the best approach.