Interview questions for google
1. What is your favorite Google product? What would you do to improve it?
This is a question that helps the hiring manager gauge your familiarity with Google’s offerings. Luckily, any Google product will do, as long as you can speak about it with enthusiasm and provide a relevant recommendation.
“My favorite Google product is YouTube. The platform itself is incredibly engaging, while also empowering for those who want to share their thoughts, talents and tips. I’ve personally used it extensively to find answers to questions, gain new skills, or simply enjoy some entertainment.
As for how I would improve YouTube, I would create an option for refining what videos are recommended. For example, clicking on a single video on a new topic can cause a feed to get flooded, even if the person no longer has an interest in that topic. Implementing the ability to request that YouTube show a person less content that is similar to a particular video would potentially alleviate this problem.”
2. Who do you believe are Google’s main competitors? How does Google stand apart?
With this question, the hiring manager can determine whether you have a solid idea of which other companies dominate spaces where Google also sits. This can be especially relevant in product-oriented roles, including everything from product manager positions to software developer jobs, where finding opportunities to outshine other companies comes with the territory.
“Google has several main competitors, including Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, Waze and several others, depending on the specific space. One of the main differentiators is Google’s ability to integrate its services, creating a cohesive cross-platform experience. Additionally, Google has such a wide range of offerings. It promotes a degree of familiarity you don’t necessarily get with some of the competitors, making using the products and platforms feel like a natural part of daily life.”
3. Do you have an IQ more than 130?
This question is put to check “Intellectual Humility” and “Yes” could be the worst answer to this. Remembering your IQ score sends a wrong message of your insecurity and self-aggrandizement.
4. How do you make sure that you are your colleagues remain accountable?
Accountability is critical in the eyes of every employer. Google wants to know that you’ll handle your tasks and hold yourself to a reasonable standard.Additionally, the hiring manager may favor candidates who can also help team members stay accountable, especially if group projects are the norm.
“For me, accountability is always a priority. One of the key steps I take is to track all of my deliverables and associated due dates. A list allows me to create notifications and block out time on my calendar as necessary, ensuring I can focus on the task and finish on time.
When a project is larger, I also use the mini-milestone approach. This creates an opportunity for me to examine each step along the way, making it easier to chart a course
5. What shall we have for dinner this evening?
Don’t give an answer like “whatever you like”, “I don’t mind” ,“what would you like”, etc. This will hide your quality of leadership or taking stand, when your opinion is asked. This will show your willingness to take charge and when not.
6. Are you incompetent and Lazy?
Interviewer only wants to hire people who are competent, but that does not mean you should say yes to what you are not. So “clever and active”, would be the right answer to avoid this question.
7. Do you have a track record of doing something really well?
Try to give a smart answer by answering like, it usually does not happen with me; there will be something always standing to re-solve at the end of the day. This will highlight your programming skills.
8. What is PPC Marketing?
PPC stands for Pay Per Click, a widely popular model in which advertisers pay when each time any of their ads is clicked. PPC is so popular because it helps businesses to bring users instantly unlike organic where you need weeks if not months to set up and drive visitors to your website.
9. Explain how AdWords work?
Google AdWords uses the bidding system to rank the listings. The system determines the ad position based on the Maximum bid & Quality Score of the ad. Higher the maximum bid and Quality score, better are the chances of being on top of the page. The best-combined maximum bid and the quality score get the top position.
The actual CPC will be finalized by the ad rank of your next highest ad divided by Quality score. Once a query is requested, Google processes the request and execute the action which determines the ad positions. Advertisers need to pay only when user click their ad. So, optimizing the Quality score is vital to improve your ad rank without increasing the maximum bid.
10. Why use Google AdWords?
One of the advantages of Google AdWords over social media marketing platforms is the intent of users. As it’s a part of inbound marketing, users who are in need of a product or service click the ads and visit the website thus the conversion rate should be much higher than the social media marketing visitors
11. Explain the significance of “dead beef”?
Usually, people respond this question with an answer like “Beef is always dead” – Wrong Answer. The correct answer is that “DEADBEEF” is a hexa-decimal value that was used in debugging back in the mainframe/assembly days as such it was easy to see when marking and finding specific memory in pages of hex dumps. Most computer engineers are aware of this term.
12. Out of eight balls, seven balls weigh equal while the one ball is slightly heavier than the others how would you figure out which one is the heavier by using a balance and only two weighing?
• Take 6 balls out of 8 balls
• Put 3 balls on each side of weighing machine, if they weight equal you know that the heavier ball is in the remaining two which is left out
• But if they don’t weigh equal, then the heavier ball is in one of those triplets
• Out of those 3 balls that have heavier ball, pick any 2 and put them on the scale and keep doing until you get your heavier ball.