Another addition to the career-derailing killer interview questions collection: what is your favourite quote?.
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This question is deployed by Hasbro VP Karen Davis, and she argues that it’s more important that you have an answer than the content of the answer itself. “I want to see that somebody has been looking for sources of inspiration,” she told Business Insider.
In some cases, the quote might relate more directly to the task you perform. One of my key writing principles is “Be precise, be concise” and I’d undoubtedly bring that up if I was interviewing for an editorial role. If you’re a developer, the comment that debugging is like being the detective when you’re also the murderer. would ring true.
How would you answer the question? (If you’re stumped, check out some of our quotables posts for ideas.)
The curveball interview question one exec always asks [Business Insider]