Tough Interview Questions: The Head Sweep | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Young man in suit


Listen to the full episode here:
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/08/08/tough-interview-questions-the-head-sweep-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1547 The set up to the question is a great fake out.  Would you get it?  I think most people wouldn’t.

Read Full Transcript

I want to give you 1 of those tough interview questions . . It is not a deflection per se, but It is a question designed to see whether your tunnel vision person or a conceptual thinker. Here is how the situation is set up.

You are in an interview and there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. You are invited to turn her head all the way to the left. Then, in one's sweep they want you to focus on everything that you see, that is the color blue. You move from left to right and notice everything that is the color blow. One sweep is all that you get. When you are done, you are told to look down and close your eyes. Then they say to you, "Without looking, there is a piece of paper and a pen in front of you. We want you to write down everything that you've seen that is the color green."

Catch that one.

You want to find out if you noticed anything other than the specific thing that they asked you to look for. It is a very tricky question and thus when you're invited to do the sweep, I want to encourage you to notice everything. They may pick a different color like notice everything green and then picked blue. They may say look for everything blue and then ask you about yellow.

Notice everything. Pay attention to what is around you because obviously the trick here is not the tunnel vision, the specific thing that they are inviting you to notice, but what you notice be God.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com or BingeNetworks.tv for FireTV, AppleTV, Roku and 90 other devices

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

About the author

Leave a Comment, Thought, Opinion. Speak like you're speaking with someone you love.