How to pass a Google interview: busting the brain teaser myth

Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of The Google Resume and founder and CEO of, was a software engineer at Google between 2005 and 2008, where she, too, interviewed potential candidates. McDowell said Microsoft asked brain teasers 15 years ago but have since ended the practice.

"Any information that is out that the companies are asking brain teasers is very, very out of date – or people are misinterpreting what the questions are about," McDowell told the Guardian.