Killer interview question: Could you work as a developer if Google was banned in this bank?

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A hiring manager asked a candidate this question during an interview for a C#/.NET developer role in a large international bank in Asia.

The question in full

Would you be able to work, code and deliver if I tell you that Google is banned in this organisation?

What the hiring manager thinks are the best and worst answers

Best: "No"

Worst: Saying "yes" and then not being able to answer the most basic object-oriented programming concepts.

Did the manager give the candidate the job?

I actually hired the candidate who answered no; that's for being truthful, and secondly he was pretty solid.

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