Like many, I hate talking about myself so any time I have to pump myself up and talk about the great things I've done to deserve the job, I grimace. I do much better with practical questions, like "tell me about a time/situation when/where you experienced X and how you resolved/reacted?".
I can't stand "why do we need to hire you?" .... I just want to say, do I got the job or not?
Is the gig up?
Why do you want to work here?
This role has a starting pay of ______. Will this work for you? (I'm unemployed. Seriously? I'm supposed to say "No")
My least favorite one is tell me about a time where you failed to complete a task and what you could have done different.
I try to do mock interviews with family members to prep for real interviews. It's much easier getting advice from those close to you & let them tell you how awesome you are so you know how to answer those hard questions.
Hello.The number one dreadful question is What is your biggest weakness? When this question comes up, some may feel like they are being asked to give the interviewer a reason not to hire you, which seems completely contrary to the whole point of the interview. When I was a Store Manager I ask this question it helped me see the self awareness of the person that I'm interviewing, seeing if the person is willing to be honest about where the need to improve.
Only one thing; Awesome is not a weakness... Hiring managers don’t want someone to say, “I’m awesome at everything or “I have no weakness”. Nobody is perfect at everything! We all have strengths and weak areas where we are not great. It is a part of why hiring managers ask you about your weakness as they want to measure your character and personality. The key to preparing for this question is to identify weaknesses that still communicate strengths. This will show the interviewer you’re introspective enough to know your areas of opportunity.
The uncomfortable questions they ask are designed to see how quick you respond and how well you work under pressure. And some of the questions are ridiculous. I am never at where I would like to be in five to ten years. Everyones journey is different. Throughout my life what I have worked for and my motivation has never gone the way I anticipated. If an employer cannot connect the listed qualifications on a resume to their job ad, this raises a concern; this answers why someone wants to work there. I think they just want to hear what makes them special.
😄😄😄 I'm too awesome