What’s the best/most memorable answer you’ve heard from a candidate at an interview?
A number of answers to various questions but all with the same characteristic – reflecting enthusiasm for what they do.
And what’s the worst?
Some sob story. It’s a job interview, not a session with a psychologist. Leave emotions out of it.How do you feel someone should dress for an interview? – Always with attention to detail, and don’t forget to groom. First impressions count.
Do you feel that the standard challenging question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time” still has a place in today’s interview processes?
Yes – if only to show that the person has goals and thinks ahead.
When in the interview process should a candidate mention salary?
When the interviewer asks.
What’s the most important tip you would give to a candidate attending an interview?
Sell yourself well, but make sure what you are selling is not a dud product. An interview is a two-way process; be sure the job is right for you as well.