Killer Interview Question: What Will You Hate About This Job?

Killer Interview Question: What Will You Hate About This Job?
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A particularly tricky addition to the killer interview questions collection: what will you hate about this job?

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OK, there’s one obvious answer to this question (which reportedly has been posed by Medtronics in the past): “I wouldn’t be applying for this job if I thought I would hate any of it.” But that’s a little saccharine, isn’t it? A variant on that theme might be “All jobs are bound to have their more tedious moments, but I wouldn’t anticipate this role having many of them.”

If you’re feeling a little more aggressive, this could be the opportunity to introduce your own questions into the mix. “Nothing I’ve heard about the role so far suggests I would hate anything. Are there other aspects of the position we haven’t discussed yet?”

How would you answer the question?

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  • “Having to answer bullshit pseudo-psychological questions like this one in the interview in order to get it.”

  • “I expect I’ll eventually find the thump of foreheads hitting the floor as my fellow employees reflexively bow in the presence of my greatness to become annoying.”

    Or more seriously:
    “I’m applying for this position to do the work described in your advertisement, which sounds interesting and challenging. I’m not looking forward to the point where I’m pressured to be promoted into a management role and will be dealing with red tape rather than that sort of interesting and challenging work.”

    That sort of answer would probably get mixed results depending on the employer… though it’s a situation I’ve actually encountered a couple of times.

  • How the hell should I know. I haven’t started the job yet. Can you clarify how often I need to wipe my boss’s arse so I can decide my answer?

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