Do you have what it takes to join Google?

“If you want to work for Google, you’d better have a favorite math equation and a penchant for word problems.

Google, well-known for its search technology, is now applying its creativity to its search for new employees. The company has created mysterious billboards and two-page ads featuring word problems and now is moving into SAT territory with the Google Labs’ Aptitude Test, which appeared recently in several technical magazines.

“We are always interested in opportunities where we can find creative people, so we are always trying new ways to find them,” said Eileen Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for Google.”

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Now, please don’t ALL head for the test at once. I need a minute or two to get in there first! I guarantee you, though, that once you see the questions on this test, you will NOT complete it in a hurry. I think that an analysis of these questions would tell you what kind of people Google wants to power its future.