Handling Interview Questions Effectively
Putting Yourself in the Best Light
You're midway through an interview for a promotion you really want, and you think you're doing well so far. Suddenly, the interviewer asks a question you don't know how to answer, and this throws you off guard.
Your heart sinks, and you start talking without knowing how you're going to finish the sentence. You don't need to see the interviewer's face to know that you handled this question badly.
How you respond to questions in an interview can make or break your chance of getting a promotion or new job. In this article, we'll explore how you can answer even the toughest questions gracefully and intelligently.
The Importance of Preparation
It's common for interviewers to ask difficult questions. They're not doing this to trip you up, they simply want to see how well you perform under pressure and whether you can think on your feet. This is why preparation is so important.
When you prepare thoroughly for an interview, you feel less stressed and your self-confidence grows. It helps you make a good first impression, and it shows that you're organized, thoughtful and capable of handling pressure. ...