IT News - Careers

9 Essential Soft Skills For IT Leaders
The Enterprisers Project, June 10th, 2022
Landing your next role takes more than just experience - skills like empathy and passion matter more than ever these days. Consider this advice for your next interview

Marc Lewis writes in The Enterprisers Project, "I recently presented a candidate for a C-level position at an established tech company. She ticked all the boxes for a chief product officer:

  • Decades of experience in bringing tech solutions to market
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Ability to pivot with market changes

In addition, she understood how to meld technology with market realities to ensure that any products developed would solve critical issues facing current customers and prospects.

Sounds perfect, right?..."


Ask The Headhunter online began publication a long time ago. The newsletter launched soon after. This Q&A column marks the 900th edition of the newsletter - that's 900 weeks of free advice inspired by the best questions asked by the Ask The Headhunter community.

To mark the occasion, I'm reprinting a column from 2003 about the best interview question ever. It has withstood the test of time, and it could not be more relevant or applicable today. I hope you find it as helpful as many others have.

Question

What is the single best interview question ever - and the best answer?

Nick's Reply

best interview questionThere used to be a book titled something like 2,800 Interview Questions & Answers. Even today, you can find books that will automate your job interviews with canned repartee. These books feature 701 interview questions (and 'best answers), or 201, or 189, 101 - or, How many interview questions you got???

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