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The Two Doors Brainteaser | JobSearchTV.com

Jeff Altman, The. Big Game Hunter offers an answer to the classic brainteaser. “You have two doors  and two people that you can ask questions of. One always tells the truth.  One always lies. You can only ask one question of one of the people. What’s the question you ask? 

Summary

I got 1 of those hedge fund brainteaser questions for today-- The Two Doors Question

There are 2 doors. Behind one door is a job offer; behind the other door is all the pain-and-suffering in the world. There are 2 people outside of them. One is someone who always tells the truth;; one is someone who always lies. You can only ask one question of 1 of; what is the question you should ask in order to figure out which door it is?

Here's how it works:

Let's say you pick 1 of the guards and you ask, "What with the other guy say is the correct door to go through?"

If the other person is the liar, he would tell you the wrong door. If he is the truth teller,. He is going to tell you the correct door. If the other person is the liar, he would tell you the wrong door.. If he is the truth teller, he is going to tell you the correct door.

If the person you've asked the question of is the honest one, He will point you to the room door. After all, he is talking about liar. If that person is also the lawyer. He is also Going to point you to the Wrong door. Whichever door they pointed to. It's the opposite one that you go through.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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Hedge Fund Brainteaser: The Number of "T's" | TheBigGameHunterTV

Hedge Fund Brainteaser: The Number of “T’s” | TheBigGameHunterTV


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter provide to another deflection brainteaser involving the number of “T’s.”

Summary

I've got a brainteaser for you! As I've said in previous videos,, I happen to enjoy deflection brainteasers and today I have one as a deflection twist to it. Here is the scenario.

Tommy Tucker took 2 strings and tied 2 turtles to 2 tall trees. How many "t's" are in that?

The 1st sentence is completely irrelevant. It is a deflection. It's the one that says, "Look at that hand, but don't look at the other hand." That's what a deflection brainteasers does. You see, the real question is, "How many "t's" are in that?"

The answer is two. There are 2 "t's" in that. That's how you answer the question.

Because of the set up for the question, there is a set up for a joke, the set up. Here the set up is the sentence about Tommy Tucker. All they care about are how many "t's are in that.

They are not using the word. They are just asking how many "t's are in that.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Hedge Fund Brainteasers: If You Had to Eliminate a State, Which One Would It Be?


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/09/06/hedge-fund-brainteasers-if-you-had-to-eliminate-a-state-which-one-would-it-be

EP 857 There is one way to answering this seemingly insane question.  I offer 3 choices.

Summary

This 1 I learned from John Kador who has written a book called, "Acing The Brainteaser Interview." Apparently, this is one that is asked of Microsoft. The question goes, "If you have to eliminate 1 of the 50 states, which one would you select?" Then, they ask you to get specific reasons why you chose the specific state that you did.

I want to start by saying that there is no right answer. There are lots of different ways that you can approach this. The idea is to come up with a logical explanation that doesn't make you sound like you want to be an assassin or mass murderer. For those of you in the South who hate Northerners or are insulting to people from a particular state for whatever the reason is, don't start talking about how you would REALLY ENJOY watching (I'll pick New York as an example). New York just disappear from the map. Or California in watching all those people die in an earthquake. Not real smart.

Think in terms of the style of how you answer will give you 3 ways that you can. Again, credits to the book here.

John suggests building up suspense by providing some logic 1st. Obviously, this is Microsoft to skip the state of Washington. If you are interviewing for a job in New Jersey, don't answer, "New Jersey isn't really valuable." Don't start over the state that you are in and eliminate that. You will annoy some people.

Instead, he suggests discussing the logic behind the choice and think out loud. Don't start with the name of the state but build some suspense by walking the interviewer through the logic and see where you end up. Humor, some tongue-in-cheek remarks, all work well.

He suggests, "I don't want to be responsible for eliminating actual people. I would eliminate the political entity of the state by ceding it to Canada. Maybe a state that shares a border with them like North Dakota or Vermont. What I still be able to visit?" That becomes answer number 1 , which involves ceding the state to Canada. You can do the same thing with Mexico. "Would anyone miss New Mexico? With the Mexicans be happy to have New Mexico as a part of Mexico?" See where that one works.

Another approach is calling for the elimination of estate by combining it with 1 of its neighbors. Maybe Connecticut could annex Rhode Island. North and South Dakota could be combined to form the state of Dakota.

Lastly, "I would eliminate the state of Wyoming." You talk about how Wyoming is the least populous state in the country and all this people to be relocated to a theme park on the Las Vegas strip. That takes the tongue-in-cheek approach.

Obviously, the 1st 2 are little bit easier to work with and you may not be comfortable doing "The Wyoming Dance." Understand again that there is no wrong answer. You may sit opposite someone who presents is completely humorless and the idea is to just walk them through the logical choice. That will help you win the answer to that question.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

The “Two Coins in a Box” Brainteaser | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


Listen to the full episode here:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/08/23/the-two-coins-in-a-box-brainteaser-no-bs-job-search-advice-radio

EP 844 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers an answer to this clever little brainteaser.

Summary

I have another 1 of those fun interview questions that is designed to trip you up.

A box contains 2 coins. One is a double-headed quarter and the other is an ordinary quarter, heads on one side and tails on the other. You drove 1 of the coins from the box and it is heads. What is the probability that the other side shows heads, also?

The 1st time I thought of an answer, my instinct was to think that there was a 50% probability. I paused and paid more attention to the question. I then realized that that couldn't be possible. Here is why.

When the coin is drawn there are 4 possibilities. There is heads and heads; that is one possibility. And that choice appears twice because there are 2 possibilities with a double headed coin. There is heads and tails and tails and heads.. They are telling you right away that you are seeing heads so that 4th option isn't there (tails and heads).

There are 3 possible alternatives. Both of them involving double heads 1 is a heads and a tail. So the correct answer is that there is a two thirds probability that the other side is also going to be a heads. That's because the 4th 1 was eliminated because you drew heads right away. Right away

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching from me? Email me at [email protected]
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to [email protected]

Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Pay $25 via PayPal to [email protected]
and then forward your question to the same address.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

The Card Game Brainteaser


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/03/30/the-card-game-brainteaser

Ep 697 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter poses a fun hedge fund brainteaser question set in a casino.

 

Summary

I want to bring you 1 of those hedge fund brainteaser questions that are designed to frustrate you, annoy you… And this 1 is an easy one.

Let me give you the scenario. You're at a casino. There's a card game that you're gonna play with the typical deck of 52 cards. The way the game works is if the dealer gets to black cards, it goes into their pile. If you get to read cards, they go into your pile. If there is a black and a red, they go into the discard pile.

The casino says to you, "How much do you want to play this game for?" Indirectly, you are being asked, "How much do you want to win?" "How much are you willing to put at risk?"

The question comes down to, "do you think you can win this?" Do you think you can wind up with more cards than the dealer here?

The answer, interestingly enough, is, "No." No matter what you do because of the discard pile, you and the dealer are always going to wind up with an identical number of cards. There's no point in playing the game. Thus, the amount that you want to wager is 0. After all, what's the point of sitting there for long periods of time, knowing that no matter what you do. You can't win anything and you can't lose anything?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at [email protected] and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Do you have a quick question you would like me to answer? Pay $50 via PayPal to [email protected]  

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Hedge Fund Brainteasers: Two Surgical Gloves and Three Patients | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 955 A one armed surgeon needs to operate on 3 patients but only has 2 surgical gloves.  How they do it and still have a sterile environment for themselves and for the patient?

Summary

This brainteaser is set up in the context of surgery. As you know, surgeons need to be completely sterile. Here's the scenario.

"A one-armed surgeon needs to operate on 3 patients one after another. The surgeon only has 2 individual surgical gloves. How can they operate on the 3 patients in turn, without risking the infection for the patients or for themselves?

Jeopardy music!

We understand that every operation requires a surgical glove that hasn't been contaminated and that is true for the patient as well as for the surgeon, too. What they are trying to do with this question is find that, "Aha moment," where you figure it out.

It's always good to repeat back what the puzzle is.

See my start off by saying, "So let me just make sure I have this right. We have a one-armed surgeon who needs 3 clean gloves for 3 patients, but only has 2 actual gloves.In other words, how can the surgeon actually operate safely for 3 patients using 2 gloves? The gloves not only protect the patient from the surgeon but also protects against diseases are passed from one patient to another."

At which point you smile and say, "I can only think of one acceptable answer. It starts off at the surgeon putting on 2 gloves, one over the other. They then operate on patient number 1. Then they remove the outermost glove, leaving the other one on. They then operate on patient number 2. Finally, the surgeon takes the 1st glove, the one that they discarded from the 1st surgery, reverses it and puts it on over the remaining glove. They can then operate on patient number 3."

Got it?

2 gloves on one hand.
Operate
Remove glove
Operate
Put clothes number 1 on inside out over glove number 2 so that, in this way, both the surgeon and the patient are protected.

Isn't that a fun one?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Sell Me This Unusable Pen | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/10/05/sell-me-this-unusable-pen

EP 886 I explain how best to answer this ridiculous question.

 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Email me at [email protected]
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I on function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/thebiggamehunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Hedge Fund Brainteasers: A Question About Mount Everest (VIDEO)


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers this deceptively easy brainteaser.

Summary

I want to give you another 1 of those tough interview questions. Ready? This is a fun one.

Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

I will skip The Jeopardy music... Before it was discovered, Mount Everest was the highest mountain.. It just hadn't been discovered yet.

You see, have a obvious answer to them. They just deflect you off the point.

Don't ignore the obvious in there. Ask yourself, "What's the trick?"

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at [email protected] and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Hedge Fund Brainteasers: The Monk’s Morning Routine


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2017/08/09/hedge-fund-brainteasers-the-monks-morning-routine

EP 830 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter walks you through this math problem that is used in hedge fund interviews.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at [email protected]
and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. 

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

How Many Quarters Does It Take to Stack Them Floor to Ceiling (VIDEO)


Here, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers this hedge fund brain teaser question, “How many quarters would it take to make a stack from floor to ceiling?”

Summary

I want to talk with you today about 1 of those WONDERFUL hedge fund questions. That just leaves people scratching their heads. Here's the question/situation. How many quarters would it take to stack these quarters from floor to ceiling?

Believe it or not, there is a logic to asking this question that America to get into right now. I'll simply say that what you do is walk them through your thinking and you say to them, "My best guesstimate is floor-to-ceiling is about 10 feet now. From there, is about 12/4 to an inch. " From there, you basically say, "It takes about 12 quarters times 12 inches times 10 feet is approximately 1440 quarters."

Again, you are walking them through it by saying, "there are 12 quarters to an inch, 12 inches to a foot times 10 feet and you have 1440 quarters."

The idea is about the reasoning process. Some people will freeze a question like this and they want to see how you reason things through.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at [email protected] and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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