truebluemeandyou: How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions. Reblogging one of my most popular posts with clearer images. Go to the link for the highest resolution.
How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions from The Undercover Recruiter here. Posted for friends looking for jobs this summer. Unfortunately you may also be asked illegal questions and these are two pretty good articles here and here.
This is both useful and horribly depressing. Apparently I need to become a better actor and a better liar just to make myself seem the least bit employable. Yes, because this is a great way to evaluate employees - just see if they know the right answers! Jesus, it’s like school again.
Something to keep in mind: a lot of these questions are designed to smoke out loners or introverts. When you’re asked what you do for fun or what your interests are, make sure you say stuff like “play sports” or something else sociable. Saying you like reading or anything else solitary will keep you unemployed. I speak from experience.
Ah, yes, here goes the world again, favouring those who were lucky enough to be born extroverted. Pfffff.
Uh, ¿no? I’ve always answered that I have typically loner introvert interests like reading and web surfing, and I’m actually employed. and in a country that’s having it worse than USA!
Most employers, specially the ones searching for retail workers and low-level office jobs, want a certain profile. Most exactly, they want a mature person who can handle responsibilities, follow orders (and go beyond them), have a positive outlook on life, and can integrate with other employees for a group effort if needed. Those are things that only very few people can’t accomplish; you don’t have to be an extroverted center of the party to do that. They also try to weed out the emotionally unstable and the ones who act socially unacceptably. Most employers don’t care about your hobbies or your social causes, as long as you act professional in the workplace and don’t bring them in conversation each two minutes. If you want a job, you have to convince the recruiter that, along with your other habilities, you can at least do the “follow orders and handle responsibilities and be positive and act professional” part, and if this is your first job you usually don’t have the confidence to do so. So you’ll have to pretend a little, to convince them you are employable. In that aspect, your complain that you have a better “actor” may have a bit of reason here
But a lot of people becomes very nervous in evaluation situations, and so they need to know what questions will be asked, so they can be mentally prepared. Had I knew this thing earlier in my job-searching era, I probably could had found a job faster, because I genuinely was this clueless. Human Resources people don’t want to hear you whine about your personal failings or that you don’t play well with others, nor want to listen you plead to give you any position as long as they pay you. They want to listen that you can do the job you’re asking for, and they want that you sincerely believe that.
But if you are thinking that this questionnaire is to make you feel bad for not being “conventional” or “extroverted” enough, and that you need to be a good actor to be hired, you are not right. If you believe that this very useful thing is some kind of “oppression tool” and that “They” are going directly to you, poor fragile loner introvert that will break if breathed near of, I have to say you that you will remain unemployed for the rest of your natural life as long as you keep thinking that you’re an spechul snowflake that are above the rest of us because of your “unique” qualities. If you think of this as a cheat sheet and somehow manage to lie out to an job, unless you really have a highly needed ability you won’t remain employed for so long, because you’ll either crack or the people around you will figure very soon your real lazy, uncooperative, irresponsible nature. I hope that you eventually grow up and mature and learn to make some consessions to the Corporative monster, or otherwise you become the kind of people that say “I want to mooch off my parents until I can mooch off my kids”