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The Interview Expert by John Lees

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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

How do I handle personal or oddball questions?

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • What employers don’t tell you about personality factors
  • Sharpening up your self-awareness
  • How every question is an assessment of personality
  • New ideas regarding strengths and weaknesses
  • Rolling with oddball questions

HOW FAR DO EMPLOYERS CONSIDER PERSONALITY?

In the past, interviews looked at intangible things like ‘character’, seeking evidence from your family background or schooling. Today, after a half century of attention to fairness in recruitment, employers are under pressure to seek only job-related evidence. However, CVs don’t come to work, people do, and accurately predicting how someone will perform in a role is notoriously difficult. Under ...

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