A couple of questions popped up at a recent interview I had which threw me slightly, as they were quite negative. I've tried Ask A Manager but haven't had any luck, so thought I'd see what eHellions thought of them.
"If you were unsuccessful at getting this job, what would be the reason?"
"What would you find demotivating at work?"
I managed to get the job, so I must have done OK with the answers, but I admit I was a bit surprised. For the first one I told the truth - that I would assume another applicant had more experience than me. (That's the usual feedback I get - "You were good, but someone else was better.") For the other I tried to twist it round a bit - I said that the feeling of lack of recognition of work could be demotivating, but that I tried not to rely on other people for my motivation. (They had already asked me about motivating myself during mundane tasks so I was trying to keep that positivity going.)
What do people think?