7 interview answers your candidates should NEVER give

7 interview answers your candidates should NEVER give

Securing an interview may be hard but convincing the recruiter that you are the model candidate is even more complex.

Recruiters come face-to-face with garrulous extroverts and discreet introverts everyday so dealing with different characters is familiar territory to them. However, when asking candidates question, they are often met with the same universal spiel about how they are passionate, reliable and the person for the job. And this can make it difficult to strike gold.

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  • Simon Austin
    Simon Austin
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018 12:59pm GMT
    I would be more concerned that most of these questions are considered irrelevant in modern recruitment and I am not sure I would like to work for a company still asking about strengths, weaknesses and where you want to be in five years, rather than focusing on competency questions to find more genuine and truthful answers. One Interview question I do like is to ask the candidate "for the next 3-5 minutes please tell me about something that is important to you or that you are passionate about", do not judge the candidate on the subject they choose but the words they use and enthusiasm they show, this is a good starting question as it opens the candidates mind and is a positive start to the interview.

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