Job Interview

Last Thurs­day was a great day for me.

Well, some may know that I am not active­ly look­ing for anoth­er job. Active­ly mean­ing that I send my resumes all around, mak­ing calls all around and such. Yes I am search­ing, just not active­ly.

A cou­ple of days ago, I received a call from this head hunter com­pa­ny see­ing if I am inter­est­ed to work with this solu­tion provider com­pa­ny. I thought why not just give it a try, and see how far can I go. Now, I have been head hunt­ed many times over the past few weeks, but so far noth­ing had caught my inter­est yet, or noth­ing had caught anyone’s inter­est yet.

So I took half day’s leave, and went over. The meet­ing was set at 2.

It was not a easy place to miss, they have their own build­ing build right smack of town. 5 Floors.


Buzz myself to get me in, and met with the Human Resource lady which pass me 3 forms to fill in. I find it odd because nor­mal­ly, you just need to fill up a form with par­tic­u­lars, and that’s about it.

I was then face with anoth­er 2 forms. One was the PAPI test, and anoth­er is test that test on your abil­i­ty to exam­ine the sit­u­a­tion, and then make a ‘judg­ment call’ to it.

You have 2 con­tain­ers labeled as 5 liters, and 3 liters. You have anoth­er con­tain­er and unlim­it­ed amount of water. Fill the unmarked con­tain­er with 4 liters of water.

I remem­bered this one from the show Die Hard, where Bruce Willis is try­ing to solve a puz­zle giv­en by the bomber to deac­ti­vate the bomb.

The solu­tion was pret­ty easy, but I kept on try­ing to remem­ber how did the sequence in the movie go. Until I real­ized that you can just fill up the 5 liter bot­tle, pour it over to the 3 liter bot­tle and you end up with 2 liters. That ques­tion took me almost 15 min­utes main­ly because I was try­ing too hard try­ing to remem­ber the movie.

A fam­i­ly of 4 is trapped on an island that will van­ish in 17 min­utes. There is a bridge that can lead the fam­i­ly to safe­ty. You must bring all 4 fam­i­ly mem­bers across the bridge.


How­ev­er, each fam­i­ly mem­bers walk at the dif­fer­ent speed. The father, 1 minute. The Moth­er, 2 min­utes; The broth­er 5 min­utes; The sis­ter, 10 min­utes. The fastest fam­i­ly mem­ber will have to fol­low the slow­est fam­i­ly member’s speed. To pro­tect the fam­i­ly from the stuffs that is destroy­ing the island, there is a shield that can be used and only fit 2 per­son. Oh, the bridge can only let 2 per­son cross over at any one time safe­ly.

After the ques­tions, I was brought to the Senior Manager’s room where we had some chats about my past expe­ri­ence and what are my tar­gets in work­ing in the com­pa­ny.

The whole ses­sion only end­ed around 7PM that day. It was the longest inter­view ses­sion that I ever had, but nonethe­less, I had very high con­fi­dence in tak­ing the job.

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