Want a job at Apple? Know things besides just tech

Going through some posts on Glassdoor I realised that you need to be able to aptly answer questions beyond just tech to land a job at Apple.

These questions were asked by the organisation to several candidates for different posts:

“How much does the Empire State Building weigh?” (Asked to Solutions Consultant candidate)

“How do you check if a binary tree is a mirror image on left and right sub-trees?” (Asked to Research Scientist candidate)

“Explain what RAM is to a five year old.” (Question posed to Apple Genius candidate)

“Draw the inside architecture of an iPhone” (This was asked to Hardware Test Design Lead Candidate)

“How does an airplane wing work?” (Asked to candidate who had applied for Systems Engineer vacancy)

“What superhero would you be and why?” (Question asked off a Retail candidate)

A software engineer was asked, “If you have 2 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?”

“Explain to an 8 year old what a modem/router is and its functions.” (At-home Advisor candidate was asked this)

Global Supply Manager was asked how many children are born every year.

“How would you test your favorite app?” (Software QA Engineer was asked this)

“Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.” (Asked to a Software Engineer candidate)

“Are you smart?” This was asked off a candidate for Build Engineer

“How would you break down the cost of this pen?” was asked to a candidate for Global Supply Manager

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