6 Interview Questions That Might Throw You For a Loop

June 10, 2015

Career Advice


You’re the interviewee, not the interviewer. But you may as well brush up on some articles that recruiters are reading so you know what’s coming your way. A recent piece from Inc., titled 6 Interview Questions You Must Ask If You Want To Hire the Best People, is the kind of article that should draw your attention. You want to be the best person for the job, right? Then start crafting some great responses.

These questions aren’t pulled from a cookie-cutter interview script. They’re more theoretical questions that might lead you to this response, “Uhhhh……” And that’s not good. You gotta be ready for anything in an interview.

First, go ahead and give yourself a dry run of these six questions. What is your gut reaction? What would you say if you did have to fly by the seat of your pants? Then head over to the full article at Inc. to read how you can best answer each inquiry.

  1. Are you driven by the determination to succeed or the fear of failure?

  2. Why are you successful?

  3. If today were your last day on earth, what would you most regret not having accomplished?

  4. How is who you are now consistent or inconsistent with the person you were at 12 years old?

  5. Name someone who is alive today, whom I would know, and whom you consider to be exceptionally intelligent. How would you rank your intelligence against this person’s?

  6. When are you happiest?

Image via Jared Cherup


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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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