Blue Inc Chicago teaches special courses in recruiting from both ends of the interview process. Blue Inc reviews some of the best interview questions and the best answers that recruiters want to hear. Being located just outside of Chicago, Blue Inc finds this skill incredibly useful. Chicago, including its metropolitan areas, is home to 32 Fortune 500 companies. And with the unemployment rate in Chicago, it is always best to be armed with the skills necessary to land a job.
Blue Inc Reviews: Are you overqualified for this job?
Be careful with this question. Employers are not assuming you are too old or have too much experience, they just don’t want to go through the hassle and expense of hiring someone who will leave for a higher paying job as soon as they find one. The question is asked to see if the position is really a good fit for you.
Answer: Give them an answer that will make them excited to hire you. An answer that acknowledges your experience, but express that that’s why you are the perfect candidate, based on what you can offer. Explain exactly why you are interested in the position.
Blue Inc Reviews: Describe a time when your work was criticized and how did you handle it.
This is a hard question to answer because people are uncomfortable with behavioral questions. They don’t want to make themselves look bad, but they don’t want to be overly confident. The main thing employees are looking for out of this question is are you coachable?
Answer: Choose an example that shows a human element, a reaction to the criticism, but ultimately explain how you handled it and the action you took in a way that illustrates why you are perfect for the job.
Blue Inc Reviews: Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it.
This is a behavioral question that interviewers ask in order to predict how you will act once you are working with the company. Stressful situations happen in any job, and employers want to know if you’re going to freak out when you are having a tough time. The last thing an employer is looking for is a high maintenance employee who is always having issues.
Answer: Any answer that talks about how you are able to stop and prioritize the work load in order to make sure the most important things are done first, shows your ability to work smarter, not just harder, when the workload increases. Tell a story that illustrates how you were able to do this in another high stress situation that you encountered.
Blue Inc Reviews: Do you prefer working in a team or alone?
Although this sounds like your run of the mill interview question, employers will ask it because they know that answering it well means an interviewee has prepared for the interview. Answering one way or the other shows a lack of thought, and some employers will attribute that to your concern for the job.
Answer: Don’t just go with the standard, “I can work well either way.” Do some research on the position you are applying for and know whether it will entail a majority or working alone or in a team. That way you can answer with a preference towards the one that will consume the majority of your time, but also answer favorably towards working briefly with the other.