I was interviewed by Canadian Business magazine on how to respond to bizarre interview questions. While out-of-the-box interview questions are nothing new, they do take on new forms to reflect the times. I’m not convinced that all interviewers have a specific intent and valid expectation of what they hope to get from the question. Typically, […]
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Here is a good question: Why shouldn’t they hire you? You are rightfully focused on developing a strong personal value proposition when you are in job search mode and have identified opportunities. If you want to strengthen your preparation, ask yourself why the company SHOULDN’T hire you. What are the gaps in experience, skills or […]
I have been digging deep into how to answer specific interview questions. Tell me about yourself and Why should we hire you? are definitely worth a read if this subject is of interest to you. Next: “Why do you want this job?” “Why are you interested in this job?” “Why us?” Good questions. Why are […]
Some interview questions are more important than others. Why should we hire you is the most important interview question. The question comes in two basic forms: Why should we hire you? Or, why you over someone else? What would you bring to our company? Common Mistakes in Answering the Why Should We Hire You Question […]
Such an innocent sounding question…No! It is a trap, and one that most people fall into. This common opener in interviews is not an invitation to recite your resume. Nor, spend 2 minutes talking about your favorite hobby. This is an opportunity – a predictable opportunity, to craft an engaging, intriguing executive summary of who […]