Standard Puzzles for Job Interview Training and Job Recruitment


Updated: Nov. 28, 2020 — Training Time: 5 minutes
Overseen by: Archangel Macsika

Overview of Sikademy Puzzles for Job Interview Training

Over the years in our job recruitment training, we have discovered that puzzles are increasingly being adopted as a way to test the logical reasoning and lateral thinking of a job applicant.

More and more companies are adopting stringent job recruitment procedures to spot the right candidate.

However, a fresh job applicant may not necessarily need to have all the skills required to work at a company in advance.

As a result, most of these job recruitment exercises and job interviews make use of puzzles, logical reasoning problems, and questions that help to test a candidate’s lateral thinking.

Why Learn Puzzles for Job Recruitment?

Puzzles aren't a new concept. It's been in existence for a long time in testing the analytical and problem-solving skills of individuals especially since it comes in different forms.

Therefore, it is no surprise that puzzles are often preferred to evaluate a candidate as it best accesses critical thinking ability, problem-solving, and in many cases, even the coding skills of a candidate (for those in the tech field).

Puzzles are chosen as a favorite kind of questions among job recruiters and interviewers especially if a job applicant is new to a work environment, and also if the job recruitment process is done at a beginning or entry-level stage.

During interviews where puzzles are used, the job recruiters and interviewers may not expect the right answer from you.

More often than not, they are testing your problem-solving skills i.e your approach to analyzing and solving problems and your patience.

However, your chances of landing the job may increase if you can solve the puzzles correctly while testing your problem-solving skills during the job interview and recruitment process.

Hence, we advise all aspiring job applicants to practice these puzzle sets in advance to gain more proficiency.

How do I go About Learning these Puzzles for Job Interviews on Sikademy?

The questions in this puzzles preparation resources are organized into subject-specific areas of specialization ranging across technical, straight-forward, and some brainstorming questions.

These questions have been curated from a wide range of discussion portals, interviewees who had undergone similar job recruitment process, and recruiters.

The most ideal approach to solving these puzzles is to focus on the data provided while developing a structured approach.

Most importantly, you must be able to explain your approach to the interviewer.

Tips for Getting the Most out of this Puzzles Training on Sikademy

  • Study and attempt each question carefully before viewing the correct answer.

  • Do not memorize the puzzle questions or answers, rather, understand the concept and approach used in deriving the answer. That way, when the question is asked in a different format, you will be able to answer easily.

  • Study at your own pace. Do not try to rush through the questions. Remember, what matters most is your ability to analyze and think critically. The key is not in the completion of each test, but the knowledge gained in the process of learning. So, take a step back and relax a bit when you feel tired or overwhelmed and come back to it.

  • When you perform poorly in live quizzes and mock tests, do not give up or be discouraged. Failure is part of the learning process. Simply dust it off and try again, again, and again until you succeed entirely on your standard. On the other hand, when you perform exceptionally well, we recommend you enjoy the moment and strongly advise you to continue practicing and learning.

  • It is important to know that despite giving our answers to the puzzles, you may not always be wrong and we may not always be right. With this in mind, if you strongly feel that your answer is correct, do not hesitate to let us know and we will instantly review and update it as soon as possible.

  • Report errors found in questions and/or answers when encountered. Not only will this be beneficial to us in debugging our system, but it will also help us serve you better by providing correct results especially during the mock test and live quizzes on Sikademy.

  • Do not forget to recommend these puzzles for job interviews and recruitment to others if it helps you.

  • Feel free to reach out to us if you run into any technical issues or have a question about these job interview preparation resources. We will get back to you as soon as we receive it.

Ready to start your job recruitment training and job interview preparation exercise?

I hope these algorithm and data structure training resources will help you in cracking the Algorithms and Data Structures Job Interview and Recruitment.

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Keep this in mind: If you are in the business of making something, do the best you can. All progress towards success takes place outside the comfort zone. Being successful in whatever you do takes one thing: pertinacity.

Good luck and Happy Learning :)

From Archangel and the entire Sikademy Team.

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