Listening Techniques for Interviewees…and Dogs?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 4, 2011 in , , | No Comments

In an interview, the employer will ask the applicant many questions.

Not every question may seem relevant…and some might seem downright strange.

For example, one interviewee recently commented that an interviewer asked, “if you could be any breed of dog, what would you be?” While this question might prompt a good laugh, how you answer this particular question speaks volumes to the trained interviewer. Here is where your effective listening and interviewing techniques come in handy.

Choose the Best Answer

Below are two examples of how the question above might be answered. See if you can pick out the best answer, but also be able to answer why it is the best answer: