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Hello everyone! Let's dive into our next curveball interview question today!
Is there anything that you have heard or read about our company that you don't like?
If you've read my book, The Pharma Sales Interivew Breakthrough Blueprint...which is only $4.99 via KINDLE...this question would really be a slam dunk. Honestly, the amount of insight and perspective regarding the company you are interviewing with after following the steps in the book would be overwhelming. You would likely know more about that respective company than the interviewer knows.
That said, let's discuss how you would respond to this question. Of course, you do not want to respond with anything negative. Even if you have heard negative things about the company. Although...if you have read something and whatever it was, was front page news...then you would want to mention it or refer to it...but then explain that you feel it has no bearing on the future that you see for the company and for yourself with the company. Not mentioning "front page news" would make it look like you didn't do your homework.
Regardless of the situation thought, you want to take time to respond to this question by sharing a few key insights regarding the current success and future success of the company. These are insights that you acquired during your research. Assuming you have connected with someone already in the organization, prior to your interview, you will want to reference that individual and possibly share some insights that you gained from them as well regarding your impression of the company.
All of this demonstrates the homework and research you put into learning about this organization. Of course, press releases are a good source for this info. Check out the companies annual report. Again, my book outlines several avenues for this background info that ultimately boosts your confidence and your credibility as a candidate.
I hope this helps! Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments regarding this question below. Have a great week! Thanks again for all of your support of the book!
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