Having worked in the recruitment world a long time, I have heard all sorts of questions asked in interviews. Some of the most bizarre, how many emergency phones are there on the M25, who would you spend your time with on a desert island, would you like a beer, if you were a tree what tree would you be and how many states can you name in America.
However interviewers often find out the most about prospective employees by the questions that they ask in the interview. As Becca Brown found out, often the simplest question was not the one people chose to ask.
At some point toward the end of every job interview, the hiring manager will likely turn the tables and ask, "Do you have any questions for me?" This is the time to ask smart, thoughtful questions — perhaps your final opportunity to assess whether the job would be a good fit, and your final chance to impress the hiring manager. Business Insider recently spoke with Becca Brown, cofounder of Solemates , a brand of women's shoe-care products, who knows a thing or two about interviewing. Before launching her own business, Brown, who has a bachelor's from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia, spent a lot of time interviewing job candidates at Goldman Sachs, where she held various roles, including analyst, wealth adviser, and chief of staff.