Killer Interview Question: How Did You Prepare For This Interview?

When you’re getting yourself ready for an interview, you wouldn’t expect the interviewer to care about your preparation process. But what should you do when your interviewer asks you about it?

It’s a question that may catch you off guard: “How did you prepare for this interview?”

According to entrepreneur John Rampton, this question is used to suss out whether a job applicant genuinely cares about the position or not. He’d know because he has asked this question in interviews before.

If you are confronted with this question at an interview, Rampton advises that you show that you’ve invested the time in researching the company and industry as part of your preparations. You should also talk about how you can contribute positively to the company based on your research:

“To give you an example of the last person I hired. When I asked this person, he began to describe our ecash product. He went into a level of detail that even I didn’t know. He also pointed out three potential problems that neither I nor my team had thought about. That is being very prepared for the question.”

How would you tackle this question? Let us know in the comments.


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