What Superpower Would You Like to Have?

On today’s show, I explain how to answer the tricky interview questions, “If you had a superpower, what superpower would you like to have?”


I’m back today with another one of those tough interview questions that are designed to make you uncomfortable, squirm, say dumb things… All that sort of stuff.

Today’s tough interview question, to me, is remarkably dumb but firms do ask it.

“What superpower would you like to have?

Isn’t that an important thing with for them to know to hire you?

They’re not expecting a serious answer, although if you came up with something related to your job, great! They’re not expecting you to say, “I would like the superpower of analysis.

You can be playful and say, “Hmm . .. Well, I yes I would like the superpower to fly so that that way I cared work faster!” They all chuckle at some point. It will take away some of the seriousness of the conversation.

I also want to remind you that there is usually a point where you can ask questions of them. When that happens, I want to encourage you to ask them, “What superpower were you looking for?” Their answer might be very revealing to you about what their expectations are.


Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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