What is your least favorite interview question to ask or answer?
I actually got asked this the other day - "what would your best friend say about you?" I think it's a very difficult question to answer because you don't know in what context they're asking you and so you can second guess to try to impress them and end up painting yourself in the wrong light, as what happened to me!
"Why should we hire you over all the other applicants for this job?"
First time that was asked of me, I stuttered and gave a ridiculous answer. The next time I was asked, I told him what I brought to the job. I didn't directly answer his question. That is a lose-lose question. So, you just talk up your qualifications and not down any other applicants.
I dislike it when they ask, "Why do you want to work here?" I want to answer--"Because I need a job, I have no idea at this time if this is a good place to work or not."
As an interviewer, I hate having to ask about the applicant's limitations because it skirts the line of asking if the person has a disability which can get you in trouble. It's also a problem because some applicants are not honest because they think it will hurt their chances at getting the job or just sincerely don't think they have limitations.
As an interviewee, I despise being asked to talk about negative things from previous employment. I have a personal rule to not discuss negative things from the past for at least 3 months when entering a new relationship (personal or business) and an interview is your first impression with someone who may be in your life for years. In this situation, I discuss generalities only and stress the lesson or positive that came from it.
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