For this week’s KIQ, what you respond with is not as important as how you respond.
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This question is one that Spirit Airlines asks job candidates. It’s an obscure one and the company’s HR officer Laurie Villa explains the best way to answer it.
“There’s no right or wrong answer,” she said. “It’s not as much about the answer to the question to the question as it is about watching the individual process it very quickly and give us interesting answers.
“They’re telling us how they can react with spontaneity, how they can think on their feet and how they can express themselves – it lets us see a little bit of who they are.”
But just because there’s less of an emphasis on what the candidates say doesn’t mean they can just fluff their way through the answer.
“If people struggle to articulate an answer, that would be a bad answer,” Villa said.
How would you tackle this question? Let us know in the comments.