How well you answer the tough interview questions on the day of the interview will largely depend on how well you have prepared for them. Tough job interview questions are designed to be challenging, their function is to separate the high performers from the mediocre as well as to provide the evidence interviewers need to determine who is the ‘best fit’ for the position.
Invariably it is those candidates who have taken the time to prepare for and master the difficult questions in advance of the interview who are most likely to outperform the competition on the day.
A BIG mistake is to learn other people’s answers and attempt to reproduce them in a robotic fashion, interviewers will see through this straight away! You will come across as inauthentic not to mention a little silly when they ask you probing follow up questions. Your aim is to stand out from the crowd, not to follow it!
It’s a fact that most candidates will not have taken the time to anticipate the difficult interview questions, so a little preparation now will yield big results on the day of the interview.
Review the steps below and take the time to prepare your own original answers. This will put you in the driving seat, enabling you to effortlessly navigate even the most tricky interview questions with confidence.
Developing a Strategy to Tackle the Tough Interview Questions
Step 1. You first need to complete your preliminary preparation, that is doing your research on the company, the job and the interviewer.
Step 2. From this preparatory work, you should be in a pretty good position to predict some of the questions likely to come up. You will get plenty of examples on this site:
Step 3. Now, develop your strategy: Pick 10 questions which you feel are most likely to come up based on the job you are applying for and write down your answers.
Step 4. Practice your answers to these questions using the suggested responses, see answers to tough interview questions as a guide. It’s always best to practice with a trained interview coach, failing this family and friends that can provide you with some helpful constructive criticism will do.
It is a simple fact that those candidates that prepare for the tough interview questions in advance are less nervous, demonstrate greater confidence and are therefore better positioned to navigate some of the toughest questions when they arise.
Originally posted 2016-09-06 15:35:11.