We are hiring for a junior trainee role. The specification for the job is a higher school leaver (18) with a background in IT/Programming and some experience in making web pages.
The candidate will be trained.
I would however like to test the candiated problem solving skills. Id like to be able to ascertain 2 things
1) How good their base level logic solving skills are.
2) How they come to a near solution or how they seem to go about solving the problem.
I wanted to ask them a question that would let me evaluate this.
I was asked a question about sorting a load of unidentified weights with only a comparative weighing scales when I was a trainee applicant. It was a good question because there was more than one answer (some better and some worse) and required the candidate (me) to explain the solution. However I can't remember what the exact question was.
Can anybody provide me with such a question?