Ask a recruiter what questions to prep for

Being prepared can go too far. At least that’s the view of one CEO, Neil Costa of Hirelix, who told CNBC Make It he’s interviewed about 500 people for his company. Costa suggests preparing, however, he’s wary of scripted answers sounding like … scripted answers. So, he suggests having a plan for standard questions like, “Tell me about yourself” and its common cousins. Beyond that, he advises job seekers to not waste energy trying to anticipate every question. Instead, ask the recruiter. They can provide specifics about that job interview instead of generalities everyone anticipates in interviews. One other thing: Costa says to have your questions ready, too. It signifies high interest in that particular role.

By Todd Dybas, Editor at LinkedIn News

February 13, 2024