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Technology Associate at TD was asked...

Feb 28, 2012
 Why are pot hole covers round and not square?8 AnswersWas not sure of answer, but it is so that they dont fall in the holeTubes and pipes are cylindrical and easier to fit down a circular hole.Because pot holes are roundShow More ResponsesIts because the round shape causes the impact of cars and trucks to be distributed evenly. If it was square, the impact would be highest at the corners causing the cover to break.It makes sense to make them round because they can not fall through if ever accidentally uncovered. If squeare => the lid falls in diagonally.Well, some manholes (not potholes) are round, some are rectangular, but a good reason for them to be round is minimize the amount of material required while maximizing the girth of person who can fit into it or pipe that it covers, as pipes tend to be round.So that if someone mistakenly drops it in on its side it won't fall into the hole. A square cover dropped mistakenly diagonally on its side would fall in.It's because a circular shape won't fall into itself. Manhole covers wouldn't do any good if it was at the bottom of the sewer.

May 26, 2013
 Write a function that takes in two sorted lists and outputs a sorted list that is their union.10 Answersf(a,b) { return sort(unique(a,b)) }def sortedUnion(list1,list2): list3 = [x for x in list1 if x in list2] return sorted(list(set(list3)))google merge sortShow More Responseswrite 2 helpers: 1) INSERT(A, b) = put element b within A in the sort order 2) DEL(A, a) = delete element a from A Then do this recursion: f(A,B) : if max(A) <= min(B) return [A B] else { B = INSERT(B, max(a)); A = DEL(A, max(a); f(A,B); } something like that. try coding and testing. I haven't.Oops, check/write a termination conditionOn Python, you could do: from sets import Set def merge_sort(a,b): return sorted( Set(a).union(Set(b)) )def sorted_union(list1, list2): union=set(list1).union(set(list2)) sorted_union=sorted(list(union)) return sorted_unionSecond part of merge sort. Don't answer with sort(a), etc. Anyone can do that... def merge(A, B): i=0 j=0 sorted_list = [] while i < len(A) and j < len(B): if A[i] <= B[j]: sorted_list.append(A[i]) i += 1 else: sorted_list.append(B[j]) j += 1 if i < len(A): sorted_list.extend(A[i:]) elif j < len(B): sorted_list.extend(B[j:]) return sorted_listI assumed that we can not use any "sort" function and we want it with linear time. so here it is: def my_sort(list_a, list_b): if len(list_a) ==0: return list_b elif len(list_b) ==0: return list_a else: if list_a[-1] > list_b[-1]: return( my_sort(list_a[0:-1], list_b) + [list_a.pop(-1)]) else: return(my_sort(list_a,list_b[:-1]) + [list_b.pop(-1)])In SQL SELECT List1 FROM Table1 UNION SELECT List2 FROM Table2 ORDER BY List1, List2;

Sales Associate at 2001 Audio Video was asked...

Jan 28, 2011
 How would you deal with a problem employee?2 AnswersI would try to understand the issue and resolve. This process would be continued until I have no other option but to fire the employee.One of our standard interview questions is if you are a Sore Manager and salesperson is performing poorly after working for 3 months how would you deal with that individual? The answer gives the interviewer a view on how the individual would like to be treated and if they understand the commission sales culture and the importance of sales performance.

Sales Associate at Forever 21 was asked...

Mar 7, 2012
 How do you keep up with fashion trends?4 AnswersReading magazines, looking at the fashion e-letters I'm subscribed to online, watching what celebrities are wearing, etcObserving what others are wearing, observe the trends that come up when shopping, look online at what stores have to offerObserving social media and putting my own personality into the styleShow More ResponsesThere is no need for that, because everyone’s taste is different and based on that their have an individual style. Everyone can be the creator of their own style and fashion but they just need someone to choose the great selection of what is available for them that make them feel perfect.

Nov 8, 2011
 Tell me something about yourself ?4 AnswersI told them i was in school , and looking for some part time workI am reliable, and always give 110 % on my shifts. I am conscientious and want to give the same kind of service I would want.CoolShow More ResponsesI consider every opportunity as a way to grow

Global Counter Party Credit Associate at TD was asked...

Nov 17, 2013
 Which one has greater counter party risk? A boutique IB firm in the U.S, or a large bank in Botswana? 2 AnswersI said it depends, and includes factors such as liquidity, counter party and sovereignty risk, she snapped: make your assumptions and move on.This is an incorrect answer. The US economy is probably 100x more stable than the economy in Botswana. If you bought bonds in Botswana, the risk that you will lose your money is far greater than it is in the US. When it is a fact based question like this, saying "it depends" is seen as either wrong or you don't know. You have to give solid answer with hard facts.

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

Sales Associate at Ardene was asked...

Apr 23, 2014
 How would you handle a difficult customer?2 AnswersTalk to her politly and if she still is angry try and help to see what she wants or needs ( if its not in stock then go check on the computer and let her know the area or just let her know that you can always order it for her and call her when its in )With Patience

Sales Associate at Reitmans was asked...

Sep 17, 2012
 What can you contribute to the team that we may not find in other candidates?1 AnswerMotivation, dedication, maturity, and enthusiasm.

Associate Consultant at Gallup was asked...

Oct 10, 2014
 As a manager would you spend more time with your top employees or average one.1 AnswerBased on the articles I had read before on this topic I answered that I would as top employees to guide and help others and I would monitor the process. This results in better employee relation and lower employee turnover.
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