We were talking about job interviews last night in my Career Accelerator group. All of us had sat on both sides of the interviewing table as candidates and hiring managers.
In particular, we discussed how some interviewing teams seem aggressive. They hammer you with questions and don’t give you much time to ask your own questions.
In the worst cases, it seems like the interview is deliberately structured to trip you up. They ask one type of question, and then they flip it around and ask why you didn’t answer the question differently.
“We really need someone strategic and innovative. Can you tell me about a time that you drove strategy in your past job?”
“I see. Well, we need someone who can get their hands dirty too. It sounds like you only like to operate at a strategic level. Don’t you have any examples of times when you could roll up your sleeves and be more tactical?”
You must control your story and tell it the way you want it to be told.
Don’t wait for them to ask a question you’d …