Have you ever been through a job interview that just drained you?
When you left, it felt like you’d just spent an hour on the treadmill while you had the flu.
Okay, maybe that’s extreme, but interviewing can be tough.
When you sail through an interview and walk out going, “Wow! Nailed it. That was easy,” you may well have nailed it, and you may get the job, but you may not love it.
A new study by Glassdoor found that a tough interview is highly correlated with a satisfying job.
They found that employees who go through a more difficult job interview were more likely to be satisfied with the resulting job. This held true in six countries–the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France. A 10 percent increase in job interview difficulty resulted in a 2.6 percent higher employee satisfaction in the job.
Why on earth would this be the case? Why would a hiring manager who asks the hard questions and maybe has candidates do difficult tasks make an environment that is better for the employee? Why would an employee be more satisfied in their job? Here are some ideas.
To keep reading, click here: Fret Not: Study Shows Hard Interviews Result In Better Jobs