Do you have the humanity to trust us to raise your children? That’s the bizarre interview question Babylon Health expects applicants to answer if they’re to be in with a chance of landing a job at the company. The health services firm revealed the probing (and personal) query in a LinkedIn post on what the top 25 UK start-ups ask during their interview processes. Most of them are standard fare: “why do you want to work here?” Others take a more creative approach – for example, apprenticeship provider Whitehat asks: “what’s your superpower?” None, however, are quite as strange as those shared by job site Glassdoor in its list of “oddball” interview questions (as revealed by job candidates): “Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?” “What would you do if you found a penguin in the freezer?” “How many people born in 2013 were named Gary?” … [Read more...] about What’s the weirdest job interview question you’ve been asked?
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While the word “tone” often refers to the voice, more broadly it refers to the way you sound when you speak and the feeling people get about you. Your tone is an expression of vocal and word patterns. It’s a subtle (but crucial) reason why an interviewer might be turned off and not hire you–or why they might be drawn to you and make you an offer. Follow these six guidelines and you will come across as a polished, confident, and compelling candidate. 1. Be assertive, not aggressive This distinction can make all the difference in an interview. Being assertive means that you can confidently affirm your ideas; being aggressive means that you have a fighting attitude. (In fact, the word “aggressive” comes from the Latin word aggressio, meaning “attack.”) Women often tell me they’re afraid of sounding too aggressive, which is understandable, given the frequency with which people still fall back on stereotypes about women in the … [Read more...] about 6 ways to strike the right tone in your job interview
By Shalini Ramachandran WSJ Zolan Kanno-Youngs WSJ Yoree Koh WSJ Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 Colin Kroll, a college dropout turned startup millionaire, drifted through his company’s holiday party at Gran Morsi, a cozy Italian restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Dressed in a gray sweater and jeans, he chatted up employees and their plus ones. When one of his engineers offered to get Mr. Kroll a drink, he flashed a big smile. “I’ve stopped drinking. I’m trying to be healthier.” He’d started running regularly, too. “Look at you, being such a great CEO,” she said. Co-workers at the party chuckled to themselves about his earnestness as he circulated among the crowd asking, “Are you having a good time?” Mr. Kroll had co-founded two highflying startups—Vine, the six-second video-sharing platform bought by Twitter Inc. in 2012, and, most recently, Intermedia Labs, the company behind the popular … [Read more...] about The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34
Be sure to ask interview questions about company culture. For example, ask the hiring manager to tell you a story about something that happened at this organisation that wouldn’t happen anywhere else. That’s according to Wharton psychologist Adam Grant. It’s the hiring manager’s job to sell you on their company – to tell you all about how psyched everyone is to work there and how much fun they have together. It’s your job to cut through the BS. Wharton psychologist Adam Grant has a sneaky strategy for doing just that. In a video featured in his “Work in 60 Seconds” series produced in partnership with GZero Media, Grant recommended asking employees to tell you a story about something that happened at their organisation that wouldn’t happen anywhere else. A bonus just for you: Click here to claim 30 days of access to Business Insider PRIME Grant said, “If you ask enough people that question, you start to hear some common … [Read more...] about An organizational psychologist has a sneaky job-interview question to figure out what it’s really like to work somewhere
Take a look around your office for a moment and think back to all the new employees you can remember joining the company since you started. You might’ve already become attuned to how many women or people of color are being hired (or perhaps, not being hired). But what about these newbies’ ages? Is almost every single one of them a recent college graduate? Are even the more senior and management roles being filled by shooting stars in their 20s, 30s, and mayyyybe 40s? Would you literally have to go two floors up to find someone over 50 and exit the building to find someone over 60? “By avoiding older workers, employers are missing out on workers with the most experience, who are likely to stay with companies longer than their younger counterparts, who usually understand the ethic of work and the cultures of workplaces, and who are likely to reward your faith with strong motivation to excel,” says Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Brookdale Center for … [Read more...] about How to stop inadvertent age discrimination in your hiring process