Critical Thinking & Emotional Intelligence in the Job Interview Process [Infographic]

There are no stupid questions in the job interview process in place for some of the world’s most powerful companies—but do you have a smart answer? About 76 percent of the productivity and contribution level of an employee is determined by his or level of intelligence, which explains why employers ask such challenging, and sometimes weird, questions during interviews. During an interview at Goldman Sachs, for example, you may be asked, “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?” The real question—disguised as this oddball—is, “How well do you problem solve?”

Emotional intelligence is also factored heavily during job interviews at some of these powerful companies—71 percent of employers said they value emotional intelligence more than IQ. Have a job interview coming up with Petco? Be prepared for the following question: “If you could be anyone else, who would it be?”

To read more quirky questions the world’s most powerful companies are known to ask prospective job candidates, check out the infographic below. Intelligence: The First Quality Employers Look For Source:

Critical Thinking & Emotional Intelligence in the Job Interview Process [Infographic] 2
Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

More from author


Leave a Reply!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts



Latest posts

Apple confirms it won’t allow game streaming services like xCloud and Google Stadia on iOS devices

Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service won't be available on Apple's iOS devices, despite a lengthy testing period on the platform. The reason, according to...

How To Find The Right Lawyer

There are many reasons why you might find yourself looking to hire a lawyer, but many people have little or no experience...

Hip Hop Public Health Releases Behind the Mask

Building upon the momentum and public engagement generated by 20 Seconds or More and 20 Segundos o Más, the high-impact music video PSAs that have...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

%d bloggers like this: