Today's Killer Interview Question is a deceptively tricky one. At face value, it looks like you've given the applicant a blank cheque to talk themselves up like Hercules. However, what they choose to divulge can be revealing in more ways than one.
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"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.