Job Seekers Beware! Buyers Market affecting Interview Questions

Check out this post on Recruiting Blogs about the buyers market (which is not in your favor): Jobseekers Beware: It’s a Buyer’s Market…and the Interview Questions are Getting Interesting!

I personally think these types of questions are ridiculous (depending on the job).  There are books on weird questions “to be ready for.”   But many of these questions don’t necessarily get to the heart of your capabilities, or history (which can determine future success).

When I was interviewing I was so frustrated at the lack of sophistication of the interviewer.   I had gotten some training on interviewing well, and had videod a mock interview, and was ready to do a good interview, and then the interviewer didn’t know what he/she was doing.

The good news, then, is that you can have more control in the interview, and perhaps drive it to better places.

This means that you don’t just answer the questions at face value.  Create more of a conversation.  Tie stories into your answers, and refer back to those stories to showcase your skills.  Stand out, don’t just follow the interviewer.

Of course, you need to be careful to not be obnoxious and pushy, but don’t be passive.

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