This was one of my first blog posts ever. As we approach the new year, I will be sharing my favorite posts from when I started on into the present. However, when 2013 arrives, I’ll be sharing all NEW posts. I hope you enjoy these oldies, but goodies, and you should feel free to peruse the site at your leisure.
Originally posted on 30thoughts:
I loathe job interviews, mainly because of the useless, irrelevant questions asked during these interviews. What do hiring managers really hope to accomplish by asking canned questions about our work history and future career goals? It all seems pointless, considering numerous underqualified and mentally unstable candidates (hence the term “going postal”) are being hired each day simply because they are good at interviewing, and most likely embellished their resumes to appear more competent.
Honestly, I think the only useful questions asked during interviews are the situational ones where you are presented with different scenarios and asked how you would react if put in that position. They go a little like this: “It’s midnight. You and your team just put the finishing touches on a project you’ve been working on for the past 5 weeks, when suddenly your co-worker, Sally, announces that she forgot to save an extremely important document before her computer crashed. What do you do?” Surely, you won’t tell the interviewer what you would actually do (suck your teeth, say you did your part and leave), but you haven’t had time to prepare an answer, so unwittingly, how you would actually react will be somewhat evident in your reply.