This week’s KIQ will require you to do some research because some people (including myself) have confusing names that are hard to pronounce. But it’s important to get your potential new boss’ name right to make a good impression.
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Kickresume.com recently put together a list of some odd questions CEOs and managers of major companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon like to ask. There was one from Amazon really stood out: “Do you know the CEO’s name?”
It might seem like an unfair trick question considering you probably don’t know the CEO personally, but saying somebody’s name correctly is more important than you’d think. It’s hard not to get at least a little annoyed when somebody says your name wrong and it’s always a bit awkward when you have to correct someone. Getting your potential future boss’ name right the first go means you won’t make an ass of yourself when you meet them in person. More importantly, it shows that you were attentive enough to do your research about the company before the interview.
This should be a cake walk for CEOs of big companies like Amazon since there are a number of video interviews featuring Jeff Bezoz (for the record, it’s pronounced “bay-zose”). For smaller companies, you might have to ask around to find out.
Have you ever been asked this question in an interview before? Let us know in the comments.