By Alvin Chow
We were interviewing numerous job candidates in the past two weeks. As amateur bosses, we had to learn how to ask the right questions to figure out as much as possible about each candidate. A lot of insights can be drawn from these conversations and it definitely felt different sitting on the hirer side. In this article I share my thoughts about the wrong mindset to have during an interview. This is not an article to bash our interviewees. We do not do that. We publish this article for the purpose of helping interviewees to improve themselves for future interviews. Also, we are a startup which means what we look for may be different from the bigger corporations.
#1 – I want to learn
“…ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country” ~ John F. Kennedy
We met a few candidates who told us their motivations to look for another job. They said that they saw no growth in their current jobs and wanted to look for new areas where they could learn. Usually the job they seemed was a different field and hence they would have no experience nor knowledge in what …read more