What Recruiters Won’t Tell You About Non-Traditional Interview Questions

older-businessmanSeasoned recruiters have learned most standard interview questions are simply not designed to allow an executive to show off their capabilities, ideas and innovation. Executive recruiters are bored with cookie-cutter interview questions and the answers people give, which don’t reveal what a recruiter (or employer) really needs to know.

Here are a few non-traditional interview questions that top executive recruiters prefer to ask over the mundane “tell me about yourself” question because they focus on real problems, the job, the industry, and the company. As an executive job seeker, don’t be caught off guard if these types of questions surface at an interview. 

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Louise Garver

Louise Garver

Louise Garver, part of ExecuNet's team of Coaches and Career Strategists, is a career industry expert for executives, has a successful 30-year history as an Executive Coach, Resume Writer, Branding and Job Search Strategist, with recruitment and corporate management experience along with 13 career-related certifications, a master's degree and post-graduate certification in career counseling. Executives work with her to capture their brand message and clearly, consistently and effectively communicate it in their career documents and communications. Louise is co-author of Win Interviews! The New Must-Have Game Plan and her work is featured in over 20 career publications.

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