When you are asked, “Rate me as an interviewer,” what do you answer? One of the most frequently asked interview questions, knowing how to answer it is extremely important.
TRAP: Give a perfect “10,” and you’ll seem too easy to please. Give anything less than a 10, and he could press you when and where you’re being critical; that road leads downhill for you.
ACCEPTABLE ANSWER: Never be negative. The interviewer will only resent any criticism coming from you. Don’t indulge in excessive flattery at the same time. Showing positivism is the way to go.
Don’t give a numerical rating as the answer to the question. Instead, praise the interviewer for his style of conducting the interview.
If he has been tough, you say, “You have been thorough and tough-minded, the very qualities needed to conduct a good interview.”
If he is methodical, tell him, “You have been very methodical and analytical, and I’m sure that approach results in excellent hires for your firm.”
In other words, pay him a sincere compliment that is believable because it’s anchored in the behavior you’ve just seen.
How would you answer this question? Are there other interview questions and answers that are commonly asked (irrespective of the domain)? We’d love to know in the comments.