Interview questions that are common yet tricky and require presence of mind to answer them:
These are some of the common questions you might know, but these are also some of the trickiest questions and requires tactful answers. So, 5 tough interview questions — and also how to answer them.
Many of us are faced with common interview questions like:
- Any advice to your previous boss?
- Why should we hire you?
- What changes would you like to bring in our organization?
- If you don’t get this job, what’s your backup plan?
- What would the person who likes you the least in the world say about you?
How to answer Tricky Interview Questions that requires 'Presence of Mind'
1. Any advice to your previous boss?
This can be categorized as the mother of all tricky interview questions. But alway's remember: It's not always that honesty is the best policy. Don’t completely open up about the problems you had with your ex-employer. Keep your answer professional and very subtly share your views about the previous organization or your boss.
2. Why should we hire you?
Now remember: It's important to showcase your qualities but also appear to be grounded and humble at the same time.
3. What changes would you like to bring in our organization?
Telling employers the things you would like to change about their organization might imply that you are arrogant and disruptive. So, remember: You should do your homework before walking into the interview room. Nonetheless, don’t forget to stress on the fact that you don’t have all the information about the company, so giving an elaborate feedback would not be justified.
4. If you don’t get this job, what’s your backup plan?
Even if you have a backup plan, keep it to yourself. Remember: This can also be a great opportunity to show your keenness to work with this organization. Make it amply clear that this is your first and only option and you will only look for others if you don’t get through this one.
5. What would the person who likes you the least in the world say about you?
Remember: Say something which may be negative but can also become positive. For example: Impatience. Used incorrectly, it can be bad for your workplace. But stressing on meeting deadlines and timeliness of work can make you a great leader.