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Tough Interview Questions: The Head Sweep


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The set up to the question is a great fake out. Would you get it? I think most people wouldn’t.

Summary

I want to give you 1 of those tough interview questions . . It is not a deflection per se, but It is a question designed to see whether your tunnel vision person or a conceptual thinker. Here is how the situation is set up.

You are in an interview and there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. You are invited to turn her head all the way to the left. Then, in one's sweep they want you to focus on everything that you see, that is the color blue. You move from left to right and notice everything that is the color blow. One sweep is all that you get. When you are done, you are told to look down and close your eyes. Then they say to you, "Without looking, there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. We want you to write down everything that you've seen that is the color green."

Catch that one.

You want to find out if you noticed anything other than the specific thing that they asked you to look for. It is a very tricky question and thus when you're invited to do the sweep, I want to encourage you to notice everything. They may pick a different color like notice everything green and then picked blue. They may say look for everything blue and then ask you about yellow.

Notice everything. Pay attention to what is around you because obviously the trick here is not the tunnel vision, the specific thing that they are inviting you to notice, but what you notice be God.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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How Do You Think Someone in This Position Could Make a Real Difference? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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EP 814 I offer an answer to this obnoxious second interview question.

Summary

The question is, "How do you think someone in this position could make a real difference?" Oooooooooooooh! Drama!

The answer this question is really in the 1st interview where they laid out the role and responsibilities you would have and what their expectations of you are. You have to do a quick mental scan that, hopefully you did before you walked in the door were you thought about, "What's the position all about? How does my background really fit in? What kind accomplished during this job?" That's because they have told you what they are looking for in the 1st interview either to the questions that they have asked you, or outright by talking with you about what their expectations are.

Basically, you can powered it back to them. For example, you're looking at an administrative assistant job. Your future boss is talk with you about keeping his/her calendar, keeping them up to date on what is happening in the office, buffering them from things that they don't want to contend with that they will let you know about. Using those 3 examples, you might answer the question by saying something along the lines of, "I can give you real access to time again, because obviously you are being assaulted by a number of people who are trying to get access to your calendar who you really don't need to see. I'll save you a lot of time. By learning who you want to talk to and when, what your preferences are. . ." You get the idea.

If you work in IT and they have discussed a role where you are responsible for a developing a particular type of application, you could talk in terms of efficiently and effectively developing the code needed in order to do your part of the system, working closely with users to keep them up to speed, understanding their needs, wants and desires, doing it in an efficient way, all within time and budget, all with minimal intervention from you was my boss because I know you have other priorities. I can keep you up-to-date on what's going on, make sure that you know if I need help because of particular problem because I can't resolve the myself, I don't want to have you be surprised. You get the idea again.

So the answer to what they are looking for as an answer for this question is in the 1st interview. You need to spend a little bit of time before thinking about the job, thinking about what their expectations are, so that you are not blindsided by the question.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

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What Qualities Do You Look for in a Boss (Manager)? | No BS Job Search Advice


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EP 815 In this video, I discuss how to answer this typically second interview question?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”
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What Were/Are Your Boss’ Strengths and Weaknesses? (VIDEO)


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WOW! A chance to criticize your boss. Should you take it?

Summary

This is 1 of those great questions that is designed to see if they can flush out that you are an imbecile! I would suggest a very textured answer. The question is, "What are (or were) your boss' strengths and weaknesses?"

Some people make the mistake of going off on this enormous tirade about their boss. They say nothing positive about them; they just go off half cocked, criticizing and abusing them for some perceived mistake. Welcome folks. Your boss is a human being and doesn't do everything right.

Here's the way I would suggest answering this question. It isn't hard but follow this for 2nd. "My boss' strengths Were that he or she interfaced very well with senior management and shield us a lot of the political stuff that went on. Some of the palace intrigue they can sometimes occur in decisioning. Then, they would come back to us with what the solutions were or what the mandates were so that, in this way, we were able to perform her job particularly well." Got that? I think that is a nice little answer.

Here are the weaknesses. "Our boss did a great job of shielding us from…"And feed the same thing back to them. When they look at you puzzled and smiling, you can say, "There are 2 sides to this coin. What he or she could have done a little bit better is make us aware of some of the things that were going on so that we could learn and, in this way, be prepared to step into his or her shoes so that when was our time to step up, maybe he would change jobs, maybe she will the getting a promotion 1 of us wound up with wind up stepping into this role, we will be prepared for a little bit better had here she just opened up a little bit about what was going on and thus the reasons behind what the decisions were. what he or she attempted to communicate with their peers or managers, what their preferences were and how decisions were made from up high. That would have been helpful to us.Just shielding us was a good 1st thing. What they could've done a little bit better was teachers what went into the decisions so that we would be prepared."

I think that's a nice way to answer it. It's the same answer flipped the back and expanded upon to give texture. And to me, texture to an answer is the big part of answering tough interview questions like this.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching or interview coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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Do You Consider Yourself a Strategic Thinker? (VIDEO)


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This is a trap question for people who are managers, directors, VP or C suite professionals.

Summary

Today, I want to answer 1 of those tough interview questions that, to me, is a trap question that you need to be prepared for if you are asked it on an interview. The question is, "Do you consider yourself a strategic thinker?"

I'm sure most of you are scratching their heads and going, "Sure, I'm a strategic thinker." You are racing into the trap if you immediately answer that way.

What you want to be doing is answering from a textured perspective and give them a more complex answer. Again, this is a question is being asked a manager level and above , and depending upon where you are in the pecking order, you have a perspective of what is appropriate and your level.

Conceptually, the right answer would be, "Yes I am a strategic thinker but to be effective as a strategic thinker you have to think tactically. Like in the military, it is not enough to have an effective strategy; you have to be able to implement it. Unless you able to implement it, all you have are some great ideas

And some great intentions but nothing changes.

To be an effective strategic thinker, to work with a strategy that helps an organization, you have to look at the implementation of it, what the rough edges might be, where it runs up against resistance forces."

Do you weren't coming from here? Always try to give them a textured answer that basically translates into, "Yes, I'm a strategic thinker but to be that way, you have to think tactically. It's like in the military. Military leaders, if you've ever spoken to them, our brilliant people. Incredibly smart. They can think in conceptual terms and technical terms for the battlefield."

It's really the same thing for you. You have to be able to talk about both the big picture and tactics.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

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Answering “The Hypothetical Question” | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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EP 808  Hypothetical questions are a rat hole leading you into a trap. Here, I explain how to handle them.

Summary

Imagine that you are on an interview, you are talking with someone who is there to evaluate you, and they say to you those magic words, "What would you do if . . . "Then they paint some sort of scenario.

You and I both know that there was a lot more that they haven't told you that they can drop in your head like a bomb later once you've answered the question based upon what limited information they have given you. How do you not feel at this question?

I think the answer comes down to talking about the process. Start by saying, "I'm sure there is a lot more texture than what you have told me so far. As a result, I think what might be most effective is how it might go about evaluating how to figure out the solution rather than offer you an actual solution. As a result, what I want to talk with you about is (1) identifying the constituencies will be affected by this; (2) then go through the process of evaluation.

They may say, "No, it is as simple as what we've asked." Okay, and as you start to answer, and they start throwing in more grenades into the situation, you pause for a second and say, "This is why it is so important to engage in the process because I would need to flush up additional things that can surface in the course of discovery. "

"I know I've had people come to me who are on my staff and were complaining about someone else and they wanted me to resolve it. Or, I have a user that I support who is having a problem with someone on my staff and they want me to fix them because they are not doing their job. But what I have to do is understand what it is that is wrong and go into some detail and speak with that person and going to some detail and, then, from there, your perspective on from everyone side, including some of the ones who have been affected by the blows who are affected by the different parties involved so that in this way I can actually solve it."

"Answering 2 lines of 'what would you do if' doesn't really give me any texture; talking to everyone does. Talking to not just simply the ones that they recommend but some of the others will."

So that's how I would go about answering it. That's how I recommend you do it.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio” and “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” both available through iTunes and Stitcher.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching from me? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us
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The Two Doors Brainteaser

The Two Doors Brainteaser (VIDEO)

 

In this video, Jeff Altman, The. Big Game Hunter offers an answer to the classic brainteaser. “You have two doors and two people that you can ask questions of. One always tells the truth. One always lies. You can only ask one question of one of the people. What’s the question you ask?

Summary

I got 1 of those hedge fund brainteaser questions for today-- The Two Doors Question

There are 2 doors. Behind one door is a job offer; behind the other door is all the pain-and-suffering in the world. There are 2 people outside of them. One is someone who always tells the truth;; one is someone who always lies. You can only ask one question of 1 of; what is the question you should ask in order to figure out which door it is?

Here's how it works:

Let's say you pick 1 of the guards and you ask, "What with the other guy say is the correct door to go through?"

If the other person is the liar, he would tell you the wrong door. If he is the truth teller,. He is going to tell you the correct door. If the other person is the liar, he would tell you the wrong door.. If he is the truth teller, he is going to tell you the correct door.

If the person you've asked the question of is the honest one, He will point you to the room door. After all, he is talking about liar. If that person is also the lawyer. He is also Going to point you to the Wrong door. Whichever door they pointed to. It's the opposite one that you go through.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.

Are you interested in my coaching you?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle for $.99 and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Are you interested in executive job search coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching from me?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line.

Tell Me About a Crappy Job You’ve Had | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


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EP 826 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the intent behind this question and how to answer it.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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Tough Interview Questions: Tell Me About a Time You Had to Deal With Failure.


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What are firms looking for when they asked this question? How do you demonstrate the right stuff?

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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The question for today is . . . It is a behavior interview question . . . “Tell me about the time you had to deal with failure.”

You know, when you hear this question what they are trying to do is find out about grit, determination, tenacity and being able to reflect on situations. You see, everything that you work on in life isn’t going to work out and it doesn’t matter whether you answer this question (although it’s ideal that you answer the question) about the workplace in situations where you failed there (not to the tune of billions of dollars obviously).

But you had a professional failure and what you learned from it and how you bounced back from it, taking that knowledge and taking the next step because, you know, trying to see tenacity, resilience, guts, courage . . . things along those lines.

So as you talk about your answer, think about, well, there’s a couple of different approaches to this.

Sometimes, the question is disguised . . . It is disguised as, “tell me about how you turned all dream into a reality,” and then they’ll follow up with “since he didn’t completely make it happen, what did you learn from the ‘incomplete’ on the course” or “tell me about the failure that you had when you tried to turn this dream into reality.”

Sometimes I’ll just be direct with it. “Tell me about the time you had to deal with failure,” which is why I’ve titled this as I did.

Ultimately, what they’re trying to do is what you learned from resilience, learned from the failure, how you’ve stepped up big or are going for in order to be the success that you are today.

Think about it folks. Not everything you do works and you are not looking to hire someone who’s going to whine, complain or moan. Particularly those of you have a senior level. What they’re looking for is someone who has had a failure (not failing is a failure according to Warren Buffett.

You can’t say that you have never failed because companies will judge that you have never taken a risk.

Firms like risk takers . . . calculated risk takers.

Firms like people who are willing to measure risk and take action. And sometimes it won’t work out, particularly for the senior people. They want to know that you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off and go from there because they’re being conditioned to believe that gritty people are the better individual to hire. Be prepared to talk about grit and determination.

What's the difference between a manager and a leader?

To You, What’s The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio


I offer the standard answer as well as the advanced answer to the question.

Summary

So today's question is "To you, what's the difference between a leader and a manager?"

So, you know I did a Google search just to get their definition. They even have this boxed apart from the search results. The main difference between leaders and managers is that leaders have people follow them while managers have people who work for them. Then, they talk about a business owner in that they need to be a leader and a manager.

Now I am going to take that a little bit further and talk in terms of hello a manager it is someone who controls activities that requires people to conform to certain behaviors. A leader is someone who inspires individuals to follow them so that a leader is someone who may set the vision. The manager is going to be the individual who's staring at every bit of minutae that they do. . . That's really a micromanager.

They're are going to be watching their activities to make sure there's conformity. The leader may say, "You know, this is the result I want to get to. This is where I want to go. This is where we, as an organization, need to get to," and then draw out from people how they think the group can get there or how they think the organization can there. And by doing this, inspire faith, fidelity, belief that this is a person that can be trusted because they are motivated to help.

So, again, to me the leadership quality, yes, involves following but there's a way to follow. It's not by dictating (although, at certain points, you may have to manage). But, the leadership quality involves a desire to follow this person because you trust them and believe in them. When you're asked this or in interview, generally, this is asked of managerial or executive candidates, not the staff individuals.

And you know they're looking for examples of leadership here. They may also want to see that she could manage the process too. But here you need to be prepared with leadership examples that tell your story, that affirm how people joined with you. and went to hell and beyond to get to them.

So I hope you follow this advice. Emphasize leadership skills though don't neglect the the management part because at the end of the day, organizations may like to hire visionaries and I will use Steve Jobs as an example. The man was and incredible visionary. He also, at the end of the day, delivered on what the vision was. It involved managing process.

So, again, I think in terms of both. Don't neglect one for the other; then you'll tend to lose.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching?  Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us and put the word, “Coaching” in the subject line and tell me about your circumstances in the body of the email.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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