5 Tips To Deal With Tricky Questions At Interview


It happens with many of us that despite of having a good resume and bright skills, we end up in the soup in the interview. We must understand that in as less time as 15 minutes, we need to prove our skills and abilities to interviewer, which is not an easy task. Here are some tips for you to help you to deal with those tricky questions.

Don’t Badmouth, Instead Be Positive:
Many a times we are asked tricky questions like “Why did you leave your last job?” or “Why have you changed jobs frequently?” reasons of such questions might be many, affirmative or assertive; however you need to give a positive answers. No employer would like to employ a person who doesn’t take responsibilities and blame others. Answer such questions confidently and positively. You may say something like “each job opened doors of new challenges, which I fulfilled.” Or “I was ready for new challenges each time I left the job.” This would help to create positive impression.

Be realistic:
“Why should we appoint you?” This is another tricky questions that interviewer might ask you. Take this opportunity to praise yourself. However don’t overdo it, take realistic approach and answer this. You can highlight your skills and capabilities here. Also you can state your experience and ability to meet challenges. You can tell them that you have all the attributes that are required for the particular job profile.

Be calm:
Question might be any, convince them calmly and confidently. Do not get panic. It is important to maintain your cool. This will help you to think better and be alert, so that you can answer quickly and thoughtfully. Also your capacity to handle pressure is judged at the interview. Hence, on all sides it is better to be calm at the interview.

Communication Skills:
Develop some verbal communication skills. It will not only help you to crack tricky questions but also will help you on the job.

Be Precise and Direct:
It’s not a story telling session. Directly come to the point and answer precisely. Give examples of your success and achievements, but stick to the point. Do your homework well before you go for an interview that will help you to answer questions in a better manner. Know to market your skills and appear for an interview.

All The Best!

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