How Would Solve a Problem if You Were from Mars?
An article on Seattle PI explain how some leading companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft ask tough interview questions.
Tough questions asked by leading employers are often used to throw you off, because all employers know how applicants use the internet to prepare for job interviews. Some questions, that seem random are used to see how you process information; did you give a analytical answer or intuitive reply?
Employers at this level pay big bucks for employees as they know that there employees skill is the backbone of their industry. They also know how costly it is to hire the wrong person because they were good at answering questions such as “tell me about yourself” and “what do you know about our company?” Later only to find that these answers were taken from a careers website. This is one reason why many companies are moving to strengh based interviewing.
Questions such as If you were given a box of pencils, list 10 things you could do with them that are not their traditional use and How would you solve problems if you were from Mars? may seem random, or a joke but in truth their is hidden meaning to these related to your temperament and job role.
Once an employer understands what motivates you, how you get into your flow and your personality preference they will match your strenghs to the job criteria, if these meet you will be offered the job role. You can easily prepare for these interviews by matching the job spec to strenghs and planning your answers as well as practising answering random interview questions, this way when asked a right filed question you wont be troubled.
Read the full article here: Seattle PI
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