Perhaps I am fortunate to be in technology. I image people in other industries would sometimes be pressed to accept a job with, say, an employed they don’t like. I strive to be happy, and remove all negativity from my life and interactions with people. There are some questions that show the interviewer to be negative, and I recommend avoiding answering them.
The questions that an interviewer may ask. You have to be able to answer each of them – or at least be prepared that they might be asked.
- Why do you want to work here?
- Why are you looking to leave your current role?
- Why are you looking for a job?
- How do you deal with conflict?
- Give me an example of a conflict with a superior and how you resolved it.
You cannot be aggressive; you cannot be passive.
You have to be open and not conceal information, but you cannot say anything that’s bad.
Since I have some leverage (as a successful developer), asking me some questions will result in the end of the interview. For example, if a company reaches out to me, and then asks me why I am looking for a job – I may as well end the conversation right there. I’m looking for less stress, not more stress.