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# IT Interview Questions in New York City, NY

IT professionals build, design, and maintain the systems that handle storing, sending, and retrieving information. Employers are looking for individuals who are able to systematically solve the tough and unusual problems that arise in the field. Expect to be asked many hypothetical questions that will assess your thought process when dealing with complex problems.

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### IT Developer at FDM Group was asked...

Dec 9, 2010
 How many unique handshakes if each person in a group of 10 give handshakes out to each and every other individual. (a) 100 (b) 50 (c) 45 (d) 20 (e) 104 Answers45. Imagine it as a polygon of side 10. Or draw out triangle, square, pentagon, and see the pattern yourself, if you don't know the algorithm.true, or 9+8+7+...+2+1Or just do: (10 Combination 2) = 10!/(2!8!) = 45Show More Responsesn(n+1)/2 Where n =9 Answer: 45

### IT Consultant at FDM Group was asked...

Feb 10, 2013
 Three things occur at once. A baby is crying, a tea kettle is whistling, and the phone is ringing. In which order will you take of the problems and why?3 AnswersTake the kettle off so you can hear the caller once you answer the phone. Do these both and you've removed the likely causes of the baby's crying.Check on the baby in case its a life/death situation then pick up the call because it could be an emergency then deal with the kettle afterwards since its highly unlikely that it could be a lif/death situationTurn off the kettle, attend to the baby, and let the phone go to voice mail. Turn off the kettle first because it would be too risky to hold the baby near a stove in operation with steam coming from the kettle. Attend to the baby because once you have removed environmental risks, it is the most critical situation and most immediately resolvable. If the phone cannot be answered before the baby's crying has been resolved, delegate the task of answering to voice mail, and then answer the voice mail at the earliest possible chance.

### IT Manager at PwC was asked...

Jan 4, 2014
 Why should I hire you?5 AnswersYou want to be careful not to shortchange yourself, but in the same token, you have to make a sales pitch about yourself.Was this for a US IT Manager position or another line of service? I'm curious because all local US IT staff are being outsourced on 3/1/14.Darren - Advisory has a large IT consulting group - that group is growing, not being outsourced.Show More ResponsesIf PWC needs to be more modern and creative. That's a very old outdated question.I find it to be both a puzzling, fallacious and antiquated notion that a STEM practitioner needs to make a "sales pitch" about themselves. If I was an effective "salesperson", that would be my chosen field of endeavor, seeing that it is far more lucrative than my area of expertise. If during an interview, I am asked about education, accomplishments, problem solving skills, consensus building and professional references, I have a tremendous amount of verifiable evidence that can be provided. However, I am not a "brand" or a "product" to be "sold". My sales pitch is my solid history of deliverables and successful projects. My approach to management, mentorship and inspiring staff members is my "brand". In sum, I have very little respect for persnickety leaders who expect me to "sell" myself. Clearly, they really don't know what their own long term strategic goals are if they are looking for a candidate to "market their brand" rather than an accomplished professional who can help them achieve the goals they have already mapped out. I'm not a salesman and never pretended to be one.

### IT Project Lead at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was asked...

Aug 31, 2012
 None. HR could not answer ONE question.3 AnswersHow much money were you asking for?10% more than I currently make. Very reasonable considering 20% is common. The position also required a lot more in terms of support for 4 campuses and 24 hour and weekend on call. What did the HR person offer as a benefit or highlight of joining NYP? That Dr. Oz works there -- not kidding you.You can look at the salaries for IS Project Lead here ( there are 7 posted). I think that should give you an idea of what the pay range for the position is.

### Information Technology at United Nations was asked...

Feb 29, 2012
 What would be your ideal job/position if you could freely choose?2 AnswersWhile this is a common question in some cultures, it is not that common in the UN and thus can be a surprise. In particular this is not a question related to the fairly standardized competency based interviewing process. Also this is a challenging question, because there is no clear answer and the candidate never really knows what the hiring manager would be looking for. Expect the unexpected.kepala organisasi pemberdayaan masyaratak untuk Pendidikan dan Lifeskill

### IT & Risk Advisory Staff at EY was asked...

Nov 3, 2013
 The interviewer asked me a very pointed question about one of my past experiences listed on my resume. It had been a while since I'd thought about this particular line item, so I struggled to give specific details when relating my answer. Make sure you thoroughly review your resume before going into the interview - this is where many of the behavioral-based questions will come from!2 AnswersHi. Could you talk a little detail about the case? What industry is the case about? Did you read the case yourself or the interview read it for you? Did you do a lot math on it? Thanks!Thanks for the comment. The questions they ask you about the case are very open-ended and designed to give you a chance to demonstrate your creative problem solving skills. It's not designed like an exam, where there is a clear cut answer. You'll just be asked to comment on the situation and prove that you have the ability to think critically. You won't need to do a lot of math unless that is your chosen approach in tackling the problem.

### IT Summer Analyst at Credit Suisse was asked...

Jan 20, 2012
 What is polymorphism? What is the difference of dynamic and static polymorphism?2 Answerspolymorphism, along with encapsulation and inheritance, are the main qualities of object oriented programming languages. Polymorphism basically means that a function/variable/object can behave differently based on context, and can take multiple formsDynamic polymorphism means the polymorphism happens at runtime; static polymorphism, on the other hands, compile time. For C++, it is virtual member function vs. non virtual. For Java, all member functions are implicitly virtual and so only dynamic polymorphism is possible in Java.

### IT Advisory Services at EY was asked...

Oct 8, 2010
 what was your biggest disappointment in life3 AnswersStupid interview questionscould you suggest two good questions to ask the interviewer?test it

### IT Associate at Morgan Stanley was asked...

Jan 15, 2012
 25 horses in a race. 5 horses can run as a group. what's the minimum # of runs required to find the fastest horse.2 AnswersI think 5. Split the horses into 5 groups of 5 then compare the time of the winners of each group. If time comparison is not allowed, then I'd say 6 races i.e. get all the winners to run one last race.Here is a different version of the problem but the answer is here - http://www.programmerinterview.com/index.php/puzzles/25-horses-3-fastest-5-races-puzzle/

### IT Advisory at EY was asked...

Nov 20, 2011
 What I saw myself doing in 5 years?2 AnswersI said that I had no set plan but I wanted to work for a large company that would give me options to change roles as they saw fit.could you suggest two good questions for the interviewer. Thank you
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