This is actually one of the 50 most common interview questions you will be asked. So be prepared for it with a good answer that qualifies you for the position.
The interviewer wants to make sure that you know the answer because you took the initiative to find out essential information about the company prior to your interview. There are lots of ways that you can look up information about the company’s CEO and a lot of information that you can glean about the company from what you know about their CEO.
Points to Emphasize
Answering this important common question involves showing the interviewer you took the time to find out essential information about the company.
- Act interested. Perhaps a better tip would be to be interested. If you are not interested in the job, this will be apparent to your interviewer.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
Avoid these common mistakes when responding to this question.
This might seem like a quick question but you can use the opportunity to highlight your qualifications for the position.
Thanks for the easy question! In my research, I found that your CEO John Doe has had a lot of volunteer experience. I read that he spent a lot of time in Mexico with XYZ Foundation, which is impressive to me since I did the same thing a few years ago. I would love to talk with him about his experiences there.
This might seem like a quick and easy question, and it might even seem irrelevant to the job description, but knowing the answer and giving specific examples can make a big difference on the interview’s outcome.