On average, 4-6 people will make it to the interview stage but only 1 will get hired… so you can never be too prepared when it comes to interviews.
Employers love to throw in tough interview questions to really put you to the test…
Will you crumble… or will you fly?! 😰
Let’s take a look at 4 tough interview questions and how to prepare for them💪
📌 Tell me about a time when you failed.
Whether you view it as failure or not, employers want to hear when something didn’t go as planned. The key is to explain what went wrong and how you’d do it differently to show that you have good self-awareness and that you grew from your mistakes.
📌 What are your weak areas?
Don’t be generic and say ‘I’m a perfectionist’. Get real and honest about your weaknesses and how you overcame them! For example, maybe you’re forgetful and unorganised, but to rectify this you use checklists religiously and update your to-do list 3 times a day.
📌 How’ve you shown initiative in the workplace?
Employers want to know you don’t need to be spoon fed every last detail. Can you think of a time when you decided to do something on your own accord because it was for the greater good of the business?
📌 Why are you leaving your current role?
Don’t bad-mouth your old boss in an interview. Instead, focus on the professional benefits that this new employer can offer. Are there better career prospects? More training? Perhaps the work is more varied?
Remember💡 prep for your interview by thinking of example-based answers. If you haven’t prepared for a particular question, it’s perfectly reasonable to take a moment to THINK before answering.