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Imagine you are faced with a challenging problem where you have limited information, such as determining which of eight balls is the heaviest using only a balance scale a finite number of times, or figuring out how to identify the corresponding bulb to each of three switches when you are in a different room. How do you approach the problem and find a solution?

**1. Analytical Thinking :**Ability to break down complex problems and systematically analyze the components to find solutions.**2. Creativity :**Use of imagination and original ideas to think of novel solutions to problems.**3. Attention to Detail :**Focus on the small elements that may be crucial to solving a problem effectively.**4. Logical Reasoning :**Employment of structured and methodical approaches to deduce answers from the information provided.

**1. Analyzing Problem-Solving Strategies :**To assess if you have a methodical approach to tackling unknown or complex issues.**2. Evaluating Technical Knowledge :**To check your knowledge of basic principles that can be applied to solve unique challenges.**3. Understanding of Process Orientation :**To gauge your ability to understand and follow specific processes when required.**4. Testing Adaptability :**To understand how you deal with situations where you have to think on your feet.

**1. Step-by-Step Approach :**Outline a logical step-by-step process for how you would approach the problem-solving.**2. Prior Experience :**Relate to a previous situation where you successfully solved a complex problem and highlight the steps you took.**3. Problem Decomposition :**Demonstrate your ability to break down the problem into smaller, more manageable parts to efficiently address the challenge.

Topics:

Problem Solving

Technical Skills

Roles:

Data Engineer

Systems Engineer

Companies:

Cisco

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