For people who have been to many companies for an interview would know the most common and stupid questions interviewers ask. Most of these stupid interview questions are such that one can memorize answers and smile and give long winded sales pitches about themselves. Also the more pointless hoops employers put out the more they are selecting for extremely desperate job seekers willing to put up with it rather than highly skilled employees who have tons of options and can easily get fed up and give the potential employer a bye-bye and walkout.
A good interview is a conversation exactly like a conversation you’d have at a coffee shop when you’re meeting someone for the first time.
“I want you to hear about you!”
“No, you go first!”
“Okay! Well, I’m the HR Manager here. My job is to make this place an awesome place to work. What can I tell you about the company?”
“Can you tell me about the products you’re working on?”‘
“For sure! Here’s the story….”
When you actually end up for an interview, the most common question interviewers ask is “what are your weaknesses? Why in the world would some interviewer believe that it’s his or her privilege to ask a complete stranger what their weakest points are? Its really weird and this is the reason most of the job-seekers hate the interviewers. In addition to this question, there are more additional questions that irritate the job-seekers:
- How badly do you need the job? How can you quantify the need for a job. We work to live a better life, to build a good career prospect!!
- If you were (an animal, a thing) what would you be?
- What are your greatest weaknesses?
- We have a lot of capable candidates applying for the same job position. Why should we hire you?
- What are your USPs?
- Where do you see yourself in three years?
Keeping aside these interview questions, if you assume that the people you’re interviewing for open positions in your company are smart and capable people and why would you interview anyone else? Then you’re going to want to help them see why you’re excited about the company yourself.