A short while ago I applied for a QA internship. The first round of interviews involved a video conference call with some of the Software Testers from the company. At some point during the interview they asked me to demonstrate how I would test the Calculator application installed on Windows 7 machines.
I admit I was a bit lost for what to do. To my best ability, I tested out simple arithmetic equations, unit conversion, and keyboard vs mouse input. I did not get the job.
This led me to ask, as a Software Tester, what sort of things would you look for in a candidate if you gave them this kind of test?