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Hi Google - I am requesting guidance! I am prepping for my interview specifically GCA and open ended questions. I struggle to tell if the outcome should be talking through your process/steps (maybe for a question like - how would you go about determining program complexity) vs a specific solution such as create x new product, for x market by x date based on my assumptions. Is the desired outcome something I can clarify with the interviewer?

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Do both...walk through the answer and explain why.

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+1 to G1. When I interview for GCA and ask a hypothetical / open-ended question, I’m testing to see how the candidate makes assumptions, communicates them & his or her overall thought process, and arrives at a plausible solution.

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Def make assumptions - make sure to explain your frameworks and also why you choose / made that assumption

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Take like 30 seconds to write down a couple thoughts and structure your answer. Break your answer down into 2-3 key points

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