How to Answer those Tricky Interview Questions


There are many questions to get through in an interview and each answer will determin whether you are a fit for the role or not. Some tricky questions may throw you off, especially if you are not prepared. I know it is easier said than done, but the key is to be yourself in any interview. After all, the interviewer wants to get to know the real you! With this in mind, we have put together some key points on how to answer those tricky questions you may get asked.


“Tell Me About Yourself”

Most interviewers always start the process off with the very generic question, “so, tell me about yourself”. The way you answer this question will set the tone for the rest of the meeting. So make sure you spend time practising on your answer. Research in depth about the company and highlight the relevance between your past experience and the job in question. Learn this speach of by heart so that you can give a quick and well stuctured reply.


Common Interview Questions

There are questions that are very frequently asked such as, “what are you strengths?”, what are your key achievments?” and “why should we hire you?”. As these are very commonly asked, you should prepare for the inevitable! Each answer must be backed up by evidence, statistics and a positive outcome. Explain each situation in detail so the interviewer understands fully the situation and what good your brough out of it.


Unexpected Questions

Some interviewers ask very strange questions which might sound like they have no relevance to the job, for example, “how many children are born everyday?”. But really they are checking how well you do under pressure. The best way to answer in mainy with calm but also showing your thinking process in order to find out the answer. You might not be able to give a concrete answer, but you will show your ability to keep calm and apply logical thinking.


Last of all, try to enjoy the experience. If you prepare enough in advance, you’ll be bound to do well, and chances are you’ll know that during the interview.


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Giampiero Di Tizio

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