Interview Question: Assessing Your Own Odds

Sample Question #225 (strange question)

So, about 35 people have applied to this position [for which you are interviewing]. What’s the probability that you will get the offer?

(Comment: is this a quantitative question? Does it matter?)

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3 Responses to Interview Question: Assessing Your Own Odds

  1. Unknown says:

    Well, I suppose that would depend on if you are at the
    interview stage or not etc.

    However, if the job posting was on the internet as opposed
    to word of mouth, then I would assume zero.

  2. YONG says:

    can simple answer that it is 1/35?
    because the only information I got is that there
    35 persons who have applied for the position.
    without any other information, I can only assume
    equal chance for each person.

  3. Brett says:

    ANSWER
     
    Yeah, this is a strange question!  There’s no right or wrong answer, but since this is an interview question, you’re already better than 1-in-35 odds!
     
    (Technically, this question is about conditional probability.)
     

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