This week's KIQ comes from Disrupt CEO Gary Elphick: "If I call up your current employer right now what three things are they going to say about you?" (Tread carefully: they might actually ring up.)
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This week’s KIQ is a present-day twist on the "where do you want to be?" question. It forces the applicant to assess their lot in life and reflect on the paths that led to this moment. Deep.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
"What do you consider to be your biggest weakness?" Most job applicants have encountered this interview question multiple times. They have subsequently become adept at dodging it completely. Usually, this is achieved by dressing up a positive attribute as a "weakness". To force a more honest answer, try adding the above disclaimer.
This week's KIQ encourages you to speak up.
We've seen our fair share of strange interview questions, but this week's KIQ is one of the more unusual ones we've come across. It is a question that global telecommunications network equipment provider CEO Gary Smith likes to ask.
This week's KIQ comes from Kristin Carlson, senior sales recruiter at Yelp.
This week’s KIQ comes from Hamilton Bradshaw Group CEO and LinkedIn Influencer, James Cann. He believes that if you really want to know someone, you have to catch them off guard. This is exactly what he does when he interviews potential employees. This question is aimed at finding out the candidate's strengths, but in disguise.
Many of the killer interview questions we've featured before would apply in any job. For developer roles, you'll often be asked to write code to solve a particular problem. As student Michael Kozakov discovered when being interviewed by Twitter, the kicker is that you have to write not just functional code, but the most efficient code.