im sure a lot of interviewers ask this question. im gonna be honest. i dont think i've ever had to lead anything in my life. i'm 22 years old, btw. but if (or actually- when) someone asks me to tell them about a time i had to lead something, what do i tell them? i dont think giving them an honest answer will go over well. which is a shame. so i guess im supposed to make something up.
i remember when i applied for a job at target. the job was to stock shelves. i remember the person asking me questions like err..."tell me about a time that you had to overcome a difficult situation and how did you solve it?" and the person also asked me about i time that i took a leadership role. i hate lying. especially when i know its a boldface damn lie. and i really wanted to answer the question honestly and say something like "well, i don't think i've ever had to lead anything. in fact, i dont think i would make a great leader at all. but that shouldn't matter because all i'll be doing is stocking shelves."
well i didn't say that. instead i gave them a B.S. answer. that's what they want i guess. because the honest answer wouldn't have worked. long story short- i didnt get the job. i dont think it was because of the interview though. i didnt really want the job anyway.
but yeah; i think the whole interview process is stupid. i can come to work on time everyday, do the job, not steal, go home, and then get paid. but im not good at passing a BS test to get a job. i also feel stupid and belittled to have to basically bow down to someone and beg for them to give you a job.
err. i dont know. discuss...
Edited by Mr_Freeware, 01 May 2008 - 02:03 AM.