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Interviews – How Many Rounds Do You Truly Need To Do?

Over the years we at Coburg Banks have seen the amount of corporate position posts offered after one interview shrink.  But is it always essential to do more than just one round of interviews or would it be better to hold up to four or five meetings before finally deciding on the right candidate for […]

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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Liar, liar.

Brainteaser Answer 18: Tom is the thief! Let’s work it out… Don and Eddie contradict each other which means one of them must be a liar. One of the remaining boys must also be lying (there are 2 liars). Tom has said ‘you’re both lying’ about the two other remaining boys (Jim and Hank), but […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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Word Play.

Brainteaser Answer 16: Place the first letter at the end of the word instead and it’ll spell the same word backwards! Let’s recap on those words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven. B-anana -> anana-B Perhaps I’m just a bit of a word geek, but I absolutely LOVE this one.

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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Cabin Fever.

Brainteaser Answer 15: The ‘cabin’ is actually a plane cabin and the two men died in a plane crash! A bit grim, I must admit, but anyway…it’s all about the dual meaning of words again. When you hear the words “forest,” “cabin,” “wood” etc. together, it (should) immediately conjure up images of a wooden cabin […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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A Tick Question.

Brainteaser Answer 14: 7.5 Degrees. Did you think the answer was 0? You are not alone! Most people rush into answering the question and forget that the hour hand moves too; at 3.15, it will actually be a quarter of the way between 3 and 4 (because a quarter of an hour has gone by). […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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Seeing Things.

Brainteaser Answer 13: The word “single” actually refers to marital status, not the number of people on board. So, the boat is full, but everyone on board is married! This is a cheeky little trick question, playing on the dual meanings of the word ‘single’.  

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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What a yolk!

Brainteaser Answer 12: Just One Box! First, it’s important to note that ALL of the boxes are marked incorrectly…a lot of people miss that fact and thus get the wrong answer. Let’s take a look… You open the box marked BIG and it’s filled of the small eggs. You know that the other two boxes […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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The Windowless Room.

Brainteaser Answer 11: First and foremost, for your own reference, name the switches “a, b and c.” Then… Turn on switches a and b. Wait 10 minutes. Turn switch b off. Enter the room. Whichever light bulb is now on, is controlled by switch a (the only one, still on). Feel the other 2 light […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
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The Petri Dish Puzzle.

Brainteaser Answer 10: 12.59 pm This little cheeky brainteaser depends on a tendency to over-think the question. You really don’t need to consider the ins and outs of bacteria, half-life and decay; you just need to work backwards and use a little bit of common sense! At 1 pm the dish is full. If bacteria […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013

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