Interview Questions: Why Should I Hire You?

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft last updated July 31, 2007

I’ve written about one of such trick questions – How important is money to you? Now IT managers share their favorite interview questions and the thinking behind them at computerworld.

‘Why Should I Hire You?’ and Other Favorite Interview Questions (via digg)

On a related note you may find Conducting the UNIX Job Interview: IT Manager Guide with UNIX Interview Questions (IT Job Interview series) book quite useful. This book is not just useful for IT managers but you will get a list of interview questions along with sample answer. A good book for job hunters, IMHO.

How important is money to you?

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Linux, Sys admin, UNIX last updated July 31, 2007

This is one of those trick questions you may face while attending a job interview. To be frank there is no good answer exists.

You should provide honest answer to such question. If I were you I will say something as follows:
Money is a good motivation for many people. I do enjoy my job but I’ve family and I need to support them.

Non-technical questions help to get more information about candidate. Following are more common question:
What you will do if you don’t get this job?
Why did you leave your last job?
Why do you want to work here? etc

If you are attending a job interview first time use search engine to find such questions or get books from your local book store.

I’d love to know – what part of a job interview question(s) challenges you the most?