What's the SINGLE most important interview question a job seeker needs to know the answer to ? The question the job seeker-you- should, without fault, know the answer to before getting the job ?
How much are you worth ?
That's the most important question in a job interview for the job seeker to answer. The question has nothing to do with how much money you have in the bank, how many assets, liabilities, debt and so worth. It's about your self-worth and putting a dollar sign on it. You could be dead broke and be worth a million dollars. Until you have an ingrained, authentic belief of what you're worth and resonate with people, you will not be getting "that" job, that dream offer, or that promotion. It is a very simple concept yet it escapes many.
Note: This question is loosely tied to what the offered pay is.
For an interviewer, the most important question to get answered to hire the best candidate is:
How does the candidate react under [extreme] stress ?
Getting past the silliness of it all, background checks, multiple interviews with different people, etc. who STANDS OUT is the guy/girl with the best stamina. Do you want the best employee you can get ? Stress test him. Forget about diplomas, standardized tests and references.
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