Google: Your Searches Could Land You A Job Here
Sounds rather odd. As cool as this certainly is, the hiring process is already lengthy and convoluted enough. I can't help but think of all the people who presumably gave up just as much time taking that challenge only to receive no such followup... or people who did excellently on the challenge, sent in their resume, and got declined at that step because of what kind of degree they had, etc. (although, Google is one of the leaders in more open hiring practices). I can imagine a nightmare version of this perpetrated by a company that tries to mimic Google's idea and just makes something incredibly painful for everyone. A cool anecdotal story, but I sort of hopes it's not much more than that.