I recently heard someone say there is no wrong answer. Well, that in itself, is indeed a wrong answer! There are some terrible answers out there. No, we shouldn’t simply embrace idiocracy because people are “being themselves.” For example, if you are applying for a job as a cashier and you have served time for armed robbery- while you may have recovered and changed your life- applying for that job isn’t the best idea because the answer you will have to give to certain cash related questions will be the wrong answers.
My point here is more about using common sense on a job interview. It makes no sense to me to show up at a job interview with the wrong answers. It is a waste of your time and the interviewee’s time. Practice what your response is going to be ahead of time. Don’t lie either. You want to tell the truth, but it isn’t what you say most of the time as much as it is how you say it.
When you go to your next job interview, be prepared. Be honest but be concise with your answers and apply for the right job. You also want to stay away from being negative about past bosses, even when it is true, when answering any prior employment questions.
Until next time,
Britanie Olvera, CEO of Building Team Solutions