Spider-Man Prepares Job Interview Stories

Posted: 01/17/2011 in Interviewing, Job Search
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Spider-Man has a job interview. He knows the interviewer won’t just ask him about his work history, but will also probably do a behavioral interview, i.e. ask him to give examples of times when he saved the world from multi-limbed freaks or greedy uber-ambitious guys who climbed out of  the TV sitcom hellpit. Here are some of the behavioral interview stories he’s prepared:

  • a time when he solved a problem –  “I had to figure out how to save a trainload of people without splitting myself in half, so I focused on the problem and used my finger to create a rope….”
  • a story about handling conflict – “When my best friend wanted to kill me ’cause I killed his father and stole his girlfriend, I successfully negotiated a win-win before I knocked him unconscious.”
  • a time when he defused a potentially volatile situation – “I de-limbed Alfred Molina as he was about to destroy a lot of buildings….”
  • his strategies for handling stress – “To keep my general stress level low, I do some deep breathing, climb walls, and bungee-jump without the bungee.”
  • an example demonstrating how well he worked on a team – “I divided up world-saving responsibilities with my alter-ego based on our different strengths.”
  • a time when he initiated a project or strategy – “I started the Spidey’s-Not-the-Bad-Guy Fan Club.”
  • an example of when he juggled multiple priorities – “Well, I had to save three people who were about to fall to their death, so I perched two of them on the roof….”
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Comments
  1. I love it. I, like so many people really hate those dreaded behavioral interview questions.
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    • Thanks Jackson! Yes, those behavioral interview questions are not fun – especially the “what would you do if….” ones, because you have no idea what specific scenario you’ll get. Preparing the stories will help with those too, though, since it’ll be easier to pull out similar stories. If you’re job hunting, good luck with your search!

  2. Andrew Hall says:

    Nice, though I think Spider Man’s work speaks for itself.

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