I love when interviewers ask me open-ended questions.
It changes the interview into more of a conversation. Then it’s just a couple of people getting to know each other a bit better.
I enjoy sharing my perspectives on non traditional job related matters. For example, in my last interview, we started by speaking a little about my background. The interviewer saw that I was in the Army and asked: What do you think the military provided you that helps you in the workplace?
I had never been asked that question before, but I had an answer. I answered teamwork and camaraderie, if you must know. I fully explained why I thought that and shared personal experiences.
I think he appreciated the fact and it was all for the better.
I love when interviewers ask me open-ended questions!