Sunday, October 26, 2008

Job Hunt

Hello! I have to be the world's worst blogger...

We've been getting lots of questions about the job hunt, so here's an update. Dallin has had a ton of interviews and is now on the 2nd or 3rd interview for most of them. He has 3 2nd interviews this week and flies to Denver next weekend for a final interview. His first pick is still Microsoft, but of course they are extremely selective! He made it past the first set of interviews and is flying to Microsoft in 2 weeks for a really intense final interview day.

I don't know how he does it. These interviews are not your typical job interviews. They ask questions like:

-How many manhole covers are there in the USA?
-How many cars are there in the USA? (A popular variant is "How many gas stations are there in the USA?")
-You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?

These aren't Jeopardy questions. They really want to know how you think. Of course, they don't care how close you are to the actual number, they just want to see how you thought it through.

Anyway, that's the update. As soon as we accept a job we will let you know!

P.S. if anyone has a solution for the above questions let me know! I don't even want to think about it.