Are You Prepared For A 'Culture Fit' Job Interview?
2 months ago
What you do off the clock might matter more than what you do while on it.
Q: So, what do you like to do outside of work?
A: You don't have to get specific, but at least give some indication that you have a life and an active one at that. If you need to, erase those Facebook photos from that wild weekend in Vegas.
Q: What is your preferred work style?
A: This is your chance to really find out what you're getting yourself into. Be honest with them, but also follow up by asking what their work environment is like as well.
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Q: “I understand that you played (insert sport here). Do you still play recreationally?”
A: If you put that you lettered in high school football on your resume, be ready to talk about it. Many companies like to gather up employees and participate in friendly recreational activities like running, basketball or tennis. Taking part will allow for more communication and camaraderie with colleagues.
Q: Those are some nice shoes, where did you get them?
A: Say thank you of course. If you can't remember, don't waste time trying to. If you've had them forever, you can say that. Whatever the case, unless you're interviewing to be a fashion blogger, don't spend too much time going on and on about your personal style. The question is meant to see how much value you place on material things.