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The questions that Google will make you during a job interview

We read in Entrepreneur magazine the questions that Google is making to its candidates during job interviews

An article about some questions that Google makes to its potential candidates during job interview

An article about some questions that Google makes to its potential candidates during job interview

They remind us to some of the questions that you will get during consulting, investment banking or other similar jobs in the recruiting process.

Some examples of these questions are:

How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.


Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235489

Reader participation in your website: Crowdsourced interviews (crowdinterviewing)

We live in the time of crowdsourcing.

Crowdsourcing is the name of the game

Crowdsourcing is the name of the game

Knowledge crowdsourcing with the Wikipedia

Q&A crowdsourcing with Quora

Travel advice crowdsourcing with TripAdvisor

New projects and start-ups crowdfunding (crowdsourcing), with projects such as Kickstarter or Lánzanos

Secrets crowdsourcing with WikiLeaks


Dilmot brings you a new type of crowdsourcing: make a crowdsourced interview. Get the questions from the floor! You can combine journalism with reader participation in a unique way, because Dilmot allows you to combine questions that you make and also that the visitors make. The visitors will be able to send their questions to the guest. Normally this platform is used by the web versions of newspapers and magazines that want to engage users with new content and give them the exclusive opportunity to talk with VIPs.

You can publish the crowdsourced interview as a continuous stream, so the questions and answers flow in real-time without any delay or need to refresh the browser, unlike what happens with many traditional solutions.

We could coin the term crowdinterviewing, following the same logic as crowdfunding 🙂

How does Dilmot work?

Dilmot is an online publishing tool that allows you to host Q&A’s in real-time. These conversations are moderated.

The Q&A’s can be of many kinds. There are users creating Q&A’s with experts, celebrities, executives, professors, etc. It’s up to you decide who you want to give voice to, who you want to introduce to your audience.

You can invite a guest and simply send her a link to the web page where she can answer to the questions. Or you can answer to the questions yourself.

You can make the questions or let the audience send the questions. They can even send questions using the Twitter #hashtag that you define. In any case, you can filter the questions that will be published. You act as the moderator of the Q&A.

By opening an account in Dilmot.com you receive a website hosted for you. This website will host your streams. A Stream is where you hold the Q&A, interview, dialogue, discussion, forum,… you name it.

You can announce a time for the Stream to start. But this is only informative. And you can make a Q&A last as long as you want, just keep it open and publish whenever you want.
Your website will be hosted in a subdomain of dilmot.com. You choose the name of the subdomain, for example if you choose “myname”, it will be hosted in http://myname.dilmot.com.

But we also give you the option to host the account under your domain of choice. Imagine that your organisation has a website in www.myorganisation.com. You could decide to use interviews.myorganisation.com and redirect the domain to the Dilmot application.

Getting an account in Dilmot is free, you just have to agree to the Terms of Service, that are the usual terms to use a blog. Actually we are using the same as WordPress.com does. We only charge if you would like to upgrade your account to enjoy certain features such as custom domain redirection, custom design, etc.

If you would like to see some new feature in Dilmot, please get in touch with us and let us know.

Receiving questions to the interview via Twitter hashtag

Get questions via a Twitter Hashtag into the Dilmot Q and A live session

Get questions via a Twitter Hashtag into the Dilmot Q and A live session

We are pleased to announce a new feature in Dilmot that we believe will help you to broaden your reach and get more participation. Starting today it is possible to automatically receive questions sent via Twitter, using the #hashtag of your choice:

1. Decide the hashtag you want to use. E.g. #telediagnosis

2. Put the hashtag in the stream settings panel

3. Promote the hashtag. Probably the best way is to put it in your twitter account as well as in the interviewee account. Announcing it in your blog/website will surely add to it. E.g. “online interview with Ann Cox, send your question using hashtag #telediagnosis http://bit.ly/mxkFBv”

4. Give it a test! write a tweet with the hashtag and the question. E.g. “#telediagnosis what are the scenarios where it works best?”

5. In one minute it will show up in your question list within Dilmot.

Getting questions from a Twitter hashtag in your Dilmot Q&A

Getting questions from a Twitter hashtag in your Dilmot Q&A

Notes and recommendations:

– It will work best if the #hashtag is not being used previously. You can check this by using Twitter search form: http://twitter.com/search-advanced

– The #hashtag can be placed anywhere in the tweet

– Before the interview starts, the app will “pick-up” the tweets every 10 minutes. Once the interview has started, this will be done every 2 minutes

– The tweets will be shown in the incoming questions panel and they can be moderated and edited like any other question. The icon will be linked to the Twitter user profile.

– It can be a good idea to add the link to the interview in the tweet “#telediagnosis what are the scenarios where it works best? http://bit.ly/mxkFBv”

We hope you like it! and don’t hesitate to let us know what you think about it. Opening an account in Dilmot is free, so we encourage you to try it out.

Dilmot dev team

P.S. and if you want further integration with social networks, check out the possibility to embed your Q&A inside Facebook