Killer Interview Question: If You Can Have One Internet-Related Superpower, What Would It Be?

This week’s KIQ comes from Dyn managing director for Asia-Pacific Martin Ryan. Dyn is an internet performance company and Ryan uses this question to find out how well interviewees know his business.

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“This question allows our potential employees to consider how they could help our customers achieve their internet based goals,” he said. “It could be anything from controlling time to predicting the future of internet crashes.”

While this question is quite specific to Dyn’s own business, it can be adapted to other companies depending on their area of focus. For example, an interviewer for a catering company could ask interviewees to articulate a superpower that is related to food.

According to Ryan, the question also tests if a job candidate can think on their feet and speak effectively under pressure.

How would you answer this interview question? Let us know in the comments.

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