She revealed that her favorite interview technique is asking candidates: “How would you make money from an ice-cream stand in Central Park?”
It has been argued that the question is a deviation from the usual ‘what’s your greatest weakness’ and ‘tell me about a time that you had to overcome adversity’.
Green has a reason for her tactical question as she explained to Business Insider:
“I’m curious to see how people deal with ambiguity and whether they can have fun while thinking on their feet.”
She only wants to hire an applicant who is “innately driven” and “who has that force of spirit that powers them through any obstacle that comes their way.”
She summarized her point by saying that: “Google sets itself apart for the value it puts on creative, independent thinking. And of course, just like any other job opportunity, role-related skills and doing your research and preparation are essential.”