As you may or may not know, I’ve been looking for a new job over the last few months. I have actually had four interviews of which two are no go’s and two are as yet undecided (either that or the recruitment agents haven’t told me about the rejections – a distinct possibility).
Before going to one of my more recent interviews the recruitment agent sent me a list of possible interview questions and recommended answers (or at least the form your answers should take).
One in particular caught my eye:
Question: Are you a leader?
Suggested answer: Yes, (give examples)
Immediate flashback to an earlier interview
Questioner: Do you see yourself as a leader?
Me: No I’m more of a follower …
Although having said that I do feel that this is pretty much the truth and lying in an interview’s not going to get you anywhere.