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IT Developer was asked...December 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) 10

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true, or 9+8+7+...+2+1

45. 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. Less

Or just do: (10 Combination 2) = 10!/(2!8!) = 45

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Provide a specific situation from your work history when you failed as a Project Manager and what did you do about it?

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Provided a situation early in my career as a Project Manger where mistakes are expected. I detailed how I learned from the experience and what I do now to mitigate that from happening again. Less

Sapphire Technologies

How would you handle insubordination or direct reports failing to meet expectations

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one on one counseling to clairify expectations and deliverables

Organize a team event and have an open discussion.

Morgan Stanley

25 horses in a race. 5 horses can run as a group. what's the minimum # of runs required to find the fastest horse.

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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/ Less

I 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. Less

How do you feel about cold-calling?

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I don't mind. I'm outgoing and it transfers well over the phone in my voice and energy. I like helping people solve problems and as a recruiter I believe I can convey that well over the phone. Less

BNP Media

How would you handle bringing in new business?

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My focus would be to build relationships, meet with clients face to face, and build up our network Less

Delek US

How do you deal with difficult people or seemingly unreasonable deadlines

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Ask your manager and have ranked priorities

ESET

If we suffered a breach, how would you handle it?

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I would start with where the breach was reported and backtrack to the source as quickly as possible. Many times a breach can be attributed to a firewall misconfiguration or public-facing service. Less

Virginia Hospital Center

Have you handled major systems replacements and worked to manage several other projects at the same time to ensure interoperability.

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I have experience in this area so I answered with examples. You will need to have experience PMing multiple medium/large projects simultaneously for this kind of role here. Less

Chevron

Name a situation where you had to work with someone of an older generation.

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This person was also the plant manager. I was asked to find a solution to a technical problem that exhibited in a particular area of their current processes. There was not any practical resolution from the technology options, so I needed him to amend the process, just slightly. I presented the problem to him in a meeting with all stakeholders attending. I then confirmed the obstacles to the technology, and offered the specific catch in the process. He immediately asserted that the most logical solution was to amend the process is the manner I needed. All agreed, and he got to be the wise voice of reason and top decision maker. Everyone was happy. Less

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