If you’re preparing for a job interview, chances are you’ve already practiced answering common questions like “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “Why do you want to work here?” However, sometimes interviewers will ask tougher questions that can throw you off balance.
Here are some tips on how to deal with tough interview questions:
– Take a deep breath and stay calm. This is easier said than done, but try to keep your cool even if the question is difficult. If you get flustered, it will be harder to think straight and give a good answer.
– Listen carefully to the question and make sure you understand it before you start talking. If necessary, ask for clarification.
– Think about the question and how you can best answer it. It can be helpful to take a few moments to collect your thoughts before you start talking.
– Be honest and direct in your answer. Trying to skirt around the question or giving a vague answer will not impress the interviewer.
– If you don’t know the answer to a question, it’s okay to say so. You can also offer to look up the information and get back to the interviewer later.
While there’s no way to predict every tough question you’ll be asked in an interview, preparing in advance can help you feel more confident and give you a better chance of impressing the hiring manager.