I have been interviewed a lot of time until now, and I can confirm, in some case, the interviewer did something really bad like asking me “Where do you see yourself in three years?” or reading my cv for first time or sending sms and smiling reading them during the interview. I read this article and I found it really interesting and, in particular, I love this:
4. “Out of all the other candidates, why should we hire you?”
Hmm. Since a candidate cannot compare herself with people she doesn’t know, all she can do is describe her incredible passion and desire and commitment and… well, basically beg for the job. (Way too many interviewers ask the question and then sit back, arms folded, as if to say, “Go ahead. I’m listening. Try and convince me.”)
And you learn nothing of substance.
Probably my answer would be: I can’t compare me with other candidates… don’t know them.. maybe Steve Wozniak is a candidate for this position: you should be dumbass to don’t hire him! Take him! Right now!