Re: Interview questions

Subject: Re: Interview questions
From: Lori Lathrop <76620 -dot- 456 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 02:38:32 EST

Megan E. McMacken wrote, on Sunday, 1997. gada 16. February 13:55:

> of the favorite questions of all interviewers is, "Where do
>you see yourself in 5 years?"
>...My first job will greatly influence my goals for five years from
>..but I feel like I'll come across poorly if I tell them, "You know,
>I honestly have no idea where I'll be in five years..."

When I interview prospective Interns, I ask a variation of that question, which
I think is easier for candidates to answer. The question is: "How do you
define success?" I also ask: "How would you define your ideal working

The answers to those two questions tell me a LOT about the candidate.
Specifically, the answer to the first question tells me whether or not the
candidate knows what s/he wants out of life; after all, if you don't know what
you want, how can you possibly attain it? The candidate's answer also tells me
whether or not the Internship with me will help the candidate achieve those
goals. The answer to the second question helps me determine whether or not the
candidate would be happy working in my office.

TTFN .... Lori
Lori Lathrop ---------->INTERNET:76620 -dot- 456 -at- compuserve -dot- com
Lathrop Media Services, P.O. Box 3065, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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