Do you have a job interview coming up? Prepare for those unpredictable questions by taking a look at some of the things asked by global leaders.
There’s always an anticipatory, unpredictable element to any job interview. Will I present myself well? Will they like me? What will the recruiter ask?
That last question can throw a wrench in interview prep, making you feel as though you need a crystal ball, scrying glass or third eye.
Will the recruiter want to know about your previous experience? Will they want to know how you deal with conflict? Will they want to know about that summer you spent volunteering to build schools?
Probably. But sometimes – just sometimes – they’ll throw you something completely out of left field.
This seems to be a particularly popular approach in tech circles, with Amazon famously asking, ‘Do you know our CEO? How do you pronounce his name?’
An inability to answer that question might mean a swift kick to the door, particularly when numerous online sources give the pronunciation of Jeff Bezos.
But, of course, this trend for surprising questions is not confined solely to tech.
The infographic, liberally titled ‘Interview questions from top CEOs’, features tough questions asked by Warby Parker CEO David Gilboa, PayPal’s former CEO Peter Thiel and Facebook head of recruiting Miranda Kalinowski.
With questions from organisations spanning a variety of industries, these should help you think outside of the interview question (and answer) box, regardless of what sector you’re seeking work in.
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