Popular Interview Questions That Get the Least Honest Answers From Candidates

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 166


Hiring in today’s market can be a tedious battle. In many cases, it has left businesses frustrated and candidates believing they must lie when asked popular interview questions to receive a position. The result – candidates accept positions that are not right for them and either struggle in the role or leave quickly for a better-suited opportunity. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, we examine five popular interview questions where candidates often standardize their answers and avoid the truth.

Why do candidates often avoid the truth when asked these popular interview questions? Because most interviewers do not know how to use the information these questions uncover and instead are on the search for the universal ideal answer. The reality is the “perfect answer” doesn’t always mean that they are the perfect candidate for you. 

Listen and learn how you can leverage these popular interview questions to uncover the truth and use that information to ensure you’re finding not just a candidate that is great at what they do but one that is great for you.  

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