What Superpower Would You Like to Have? | JobSearchTV.com


In this video, I explain how to answer the tricky interview questions, “If you had a superpower, what superpower would you like to have?”

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I'm back today with another one of those tough interview questions that are designed to make you uncomfortable, squirm, say dumb things… All that sort of stuff.

Today's tough interview question, to me, is remarkably dumb but firms do ask it.

"What superpower would you like to have?

Isn't that an important thing with for them to know to hire you?

They're not expecting a serious answer, although if you came up with something related to your job, great! They're not expecting you to say, "I would like the superpower of analysis."

You can be playful and say, "Hmm . .. Well, I yes I would like the superpower to fly so that that way I complete work faster!" They all chuckle at some point. It will take away some of the seriousness of the conversation.

I also want to remind you that there is usually a point where you can ask questions of them. When that happens, I want to encourage you to ask them, "What superpower were you looking for?" Their answer might be very revealing to you about what their expectations are.

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  1. Jeff Lee

    Once you think about it, it isn’t really bad. Yes, you can make a little
    joke about the power, but the key is not to say the superpower that you
    really desire. The main point is, superpower should be something that is
    related to the job. My desired superpower is superhuman strength, but
    obviously, if I were to apply for non-physical jobs, I should not say I
    would like superhuman strength because if the job is non-physical, then
    there’s absolutely no relation to the power and job itself.

  2. Jeff Lee

    Once you think about it, it isn’t really bad. Yes, you can make a little joke about the power, but the key is not to say the superpower that you really desire. The main point is, superpower should be something that is related to the job. My desired superpower is superhuman strength, but obviously, if I were to apply for non-physical jobs, I should not say I would like superhuman strength because if the job is non-physical, then there’s absolutely no relation to the power and job itself.

  3. J Lee

    Once you think about it, it isn’t really bad. Yes, you can make a little joke about the power, but the key is not to say the superpower that you really desire. The main point is, superpower should be something that is related to the job. My desired superpower is superhuman strength, but obviously, if I were to apply for non-physical jobs, I should not say I would like superhuman strength because if the job is non-physical, then there’s absolutely no relation to the power and job itself.

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