There’s always a temptation to set up a harrowing interview process to scare off people who might not be serious about the job, but the question is will it help your business?
With competition for jobs fierce, many employers are in the enviable position of having numerous highly qualified candidates applying for just one or two open positions.
Don’t be afraid to verbally acknowledge your mistake—that is, if it feels right to do so.
“I would be one to say something like, ‘Wow, I was really thorough in that response,’” Nell says.
And because these companies can afford to be selective, many are adopting new measures to screen applicants more carefully.
One of the popular tactics is to incorporate difficult, unsettling questions into the standard job interview repertoire, in order to prompt "off the cuff" answers that may be more revealing of a job seeker's true capabilities.
These questions may help employers eliminate bad hires, but for job seekers they present a new kind of challenge: in order to make a strong sales pitch in an interview, candidates must not only demonstrate their work skills, but how fast they can think and how gracefully they perform under pressure as well.
However, while the prospect of being asked these interview questions may be frightening, with a little practice applicants can turn them to their advantage and use them to stand out from the crowd.
Learning to be intimidating can also help you avoid being intimidated by others.
A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her.
She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project.
If you don’t have much prior interview experience (or if it’s been a while since you’ve done one), an interview can seem a little intimidating.
Whether it’s in person, over the phone, or via Skype, the best thing you can do to prepare is .