Interviews interviews interviews
For myself, I hardly remember what interviews are like. Except not fun. Having had a relaxing 4-5 months since the last time I was thus evaluated, I have actively immersed myself in the world of work partly forgetting that the time will again come to tackle the bull by its horns.
Lucy Kellaway writes again magnificently on FT. She’s found some good material on glassdoor.com, the website for people who like to compare, like me. Here is one jewel from their long list of published interview questions:
if you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender how would you get out?
For that last interview, I too had to practice for some of these ‘odd ball’ questions. However, that time they were not posed to me.
The main point of the article is that
we are all way overconfident of our ability to judge others
..and therefore should consider hard what the purpose of interviewing is. Does the short list get shorter? Really? Or is it the paperwork that precedes the interview that does the trick? At least that was the impression I got from my last stake.
Therefore, for myself, I have decided for the time being to concentrate on answering the following (rather good) question:
“Does life fascinate you?”
And since my answer is unequivocally turning towards the positive, I may have to take measures to ensure that it stays that way – choose my interviews carefully!