“Don’t you think you are overqualified for this job?” “Why would you take a trip to China?” “How do you explain this work history gap?” In this humorous program, recruiter Stephen Convoy gives job seekers advice on what they should say and not say in reply to certain questions during an interview. Convoy has worked with heavy hitters like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nokia and Disney as a recruiter. The program shows a wide range of bad and good replies and it is divided into sections based on the interests of recruiters: behavior, competency, interest-personality, aspiration, and motivation. Viewers are taught how to handle the most difficult questions, and these questions can be common. Insight is provided about what employers really are looking for when they ask generic questions. (79 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Introduction: 135 Interview Answers (00:48) – Stephen Convoy discusses the purpose and the structure of the program.
1.1 Personality - Will You Fit In? (02:51) – Analysis is provided for the following questions: “What are your hobbies? Tell me about your last company. What type of collaborative setting do you like to work in? What are you hoping to get out of the meeting today?”
1.2 Personality - Will You Fit In? (02:07) Analysis is provided for the following questions: “What would your current or former boss say about you? What subjects did you enjoy in school? Do you enjoy working on your own? How did your last appraisal go? Talk about a responsibility that you liked.”