Interview Questions and what they REALLY mean:

The articulate candidate learns to read between the lines during an interview.Now Hiring


Here are a few examples:

We need someone with a minimum of 3 years experience is a similar position.

We want to do a brain dump of someone who worked for our competitor and then get rid of that person before they get disloyal against us.

This position has been created as part of our new budget expansion.

We have the money to pay you as long as you reach your target.

Somebody will leave us in 2 weeks. We need you ASAP to learn as much as possible from that person and then hit the ground running.

There is no guarantee the outgoing person will be cooperative – leaving you stranded might be their parting gift to an employer they can’t stand anymore.

I need to replace someone I just fired last week. I don’t have much time to train yet another person – I just need to find someone I can trust…

The last guy was a liar and a cheat – you’d better be on your best behaviour. Even if you last the distance you will still be taken for granted.

The last guy was OK but when he asked for a pay raise we decided to sack him and get someone cheaper…

If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

We are in no hurry to hire somebody right now but given the right chemistry and the attitude to match we would like to talk to someone who can help us reach our corporate goals.

Some people enjoy conducting interviews without ever hiring anyone. They call it market research (thank you for wasting my time).

What are your thoughts?


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