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It’d be nice if we could summon confidence at a moment’s notice, but sometimes that wellspring of courage can be hard to find. Arguably, going to an interview is one of the more important experiences that requires a plentiful supply of conviction. If you’re not the most extroverted of people, here’s some advice that might help.
Successfully navigating a job interview is rarely easy. You’re expected to give informative and honest answers on the spot while simultaneously proving you’re a likeable person who is a good cultural fit for the company. By the time you get to the end, you just want to get the hell out of there and wait hopefully by the phone. Instead, try wrapping up the interview with some intelligent questions of your own — you’d be surprised how much this can help your chances.
A common complaint among job seekers: It felt like you nailed the interview, but weeks later you still haven’t heard from the company. Subtle signs during the interview could tip you off that the hiring manager has already decided you’re not the right fit, such as when you’re only asked simple questions.
This week’s KIQ comes from LinkedIn’s Managing Director of Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia, Cliff Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a big fan of this interview question — and not just because it’s conveniently on-brand. Rather, it instantly lets him know whether a candidate has done any homework before showing up for the interview.
Not all interview questions need to be super serious — in past KIQs we’ve looked at dealing with time bombs, surviving the zombie apocalypse and the best way to unload a jumbo jet full of jellybeans. Here’s a question in a similarly fun vein from HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes.