Google is notorious for its prodigiously tough recruitment process and is known for throwing tricky interview questions at job candidates, often in the form of mind-boggling brainteasers. But the technology giant's unorthodox interview methods may be scaring off talented and valuable workers. Here are some of Google's toughest and most bizarre interview questions and how to answer them. We also have some suggestions on what interview questions the company should ask instead.
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They're the questions that interviewers love -- but they can pose a challenge for even well prepared job candidates: Tell me how you dealt with conflict with a co-worker. How did you react to your last major mistake in the workplace? Explain how you overcame a major challenge? The formal name for these queries is 'behavioural interview questions' and if you want a fighting chance of getting the job, you're going to have to get skilled at answering them.
Most job interviews end with a variation of the same question: "Is there anything else you'd like to know about this job?" This is an opportunity you shouldn't fumble. An insightful and intelligent query will help you to stand out from other candidates. It lets the interviewer know that you're genuinely interested in the business and have given the position considerable thought. Here are 12 questions that you should consider asking, courtesy of Search Party and JobAdvisor CEO Ben Hutt.
When you operate a small business, hiring talent is a completely different ball game to when you recruit in a big company. You're looking for people who can adapt to different roles and the process is usually less formal. But that doesn't make it any easier. Knowing what questions to ask an applicant during an interview can be challenging. We have some suggestions.
"Do you have any questions?" is the job interview question that's always asked. If you want to make sure the job is the perfect fit for you, ask this one question about your core values.