Tricky Questions Interviewers Ask You To Access Who You Really Are-Job Mindz
In an interview, candidates are naturally unnatural!! They act in a certain manner, speak in a particular way and are dressed in semi-formal/formal attire. Naturally, they’ve been told to behave like this in an interview. The interviewer isn’t dumb enough NOT to understand this. He/she will possibly ask these questions to decipher your true self.
Tell me who and what you are
“Tell me something about yourself”. This isn’t a chance for you to talk about your personal life or your past company/employer. You ought to mention one or two of your accomplishments and not boast arrogantly about the same.
Which animal, if you could, would you be and why?
“Now, tell me, dear candidate! If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?” Now don’t give boring answers like “cat” or “insect”. He/she wants to know how creative you are and whether you have a sense of humor. Give a thoughtful answer.
Narrate a joke
Once again, the interviewer is seeing if you can think of something funny during a serious situation. Your sense of humor is being tested here. Tell a joke, but don’t stare at him/her.
Mention your spirit animal
Perhaps you heard “spirit animal” for the first time in your life. Or chances are that you heard this thing called spirit animal but didn’t know what it is and what your spirit animal was. Whatever be the reason, you can’t tell the interviewer this. Be creative and think of an animal that matches with your personality. For instance, ducks (being calm on the surface, but working tirelessly underwater).
Which book do you recommend everyone for this role to read?
Here, you are being asked if you are passionate about the role, job, and the career. Even if you mention a blog, article or industry newspaper instead of a book, it is equally impressive!! But if the candidate is silent, the interviewer takes it has a red flag!
What have you failed at?
A pretty straightforward question, isn’t it? He/she is seeing if you acknowledge and learn from your past mistakes or shift the blame. Playing the blame card will cost you the job. Accept your fault in a particular situation and explain how you rectified it. Don’t be overly negative either.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Your job has unique needs. If your weakness and the requirement is similar, you lost it. Have a look at the job requirements before the interview and keep your strengths and weaknesses accordingly but truthfully! Don’t ever lie!
These are some tricky questions you will be asked in an interview. Good luck.
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