Lots of us love their products, but how would you get on if you had an interview at Apple?
This is a list Business Insider put together of questions candidates have been asked when they applied for a job – how do you think you would do?
“How many children are born every day?” — Global Supply Manager candidate
“If you have two eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?” — Software Engineer candidate
“Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.” — Software Engineer candidate
“Explain to an eight-year old what a modem/router is and its functions.” — At-Home Advisor candidate
“You have a hundred coins lying flat on a table, each with a head side and a tail side. Ten of them are heads up, 90 are tails up. You can’t feel, see or in any other way find out which side is up. Split the coins into two piles such that there are the same number of heads in each pile.” — Software Engineer candidate
“How would you breakdown the cost of this pen?” — Global Supply Manager candidate
“A man calls in and has an older computer that is essentially a brick. What do you do?” — Apple Care At-Home Consultant candidate
“You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first — does the glass slide off, tip over, or does the water splash out?” — Mechanical Engineer candidate
“Tell me something that you have done in your life which you are particularly proud of.” — Software Engineering Manager candidate
“You seem pretty positive, what types of things bring you down?” — Family Room Specialist candidate
“Why do you want to join Apple and what will you miss at your current work if Apple hired you?” — Software Engineer candidate
“There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labelled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?” — Software QA Engineer candidate
“How would you test a toaster?” — Software QA Engineer candidate
Would be great to hear some answers for these or any examples of tricky questions you’ve been asked?