Interviewers are getting creative with questions and tasks for candidates. Don’t expect the same tired questions these days:
In this job interview for Miami-based plastic surgery clinic Mia Aesthetics, Medical Director Dr. Sergio Alvarez tasks candidates for its social media manager position with a unique challenge: Caption a tongue-in-cheek photo of one of its patients using some witty hashtags. The purpose? To assess the candidates’ creativity and wit, and see how they respond under pressure.
As Alvarez explains, Mia Aesthetics wants its patients to know they’re “investing their time in a place where they’re gonna enjoy the process.” So how these candidates rise to (or bomb) the creative challenge will be a clear indication of whether they’d be a good fit for the company culture.