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The executive job applicant reported that as he sat down with the CEO, he remembered thinking this will be a pleasant interview.

The CEO, looking over the candidate’s resume, looked up, smiled, and asked:

Who are you?  What do you stand for?  What is your life and your career all about?

“I wasn’t expecting that”, the job applicant confessed.  “I spent the next forty-five minutes fumbling, stumbling, on the back of my heels”

Good recruiters increasingly are using these types of questions to get to the heart of who you are as a potential colleague.

Your resume tells the employer if you have the experience and relevant success, but it is in the interview where they find out whether you are a good value fit, a trustworthy colleague.

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