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Job Interview Questions They'd Surely Loved to ask! : The Tricky Ones

Updated on January 20, 2014

Struggling for words whenever the HR personnel or the employer ask you some tricky questions you don't know how to handle?

Answer them back that would blow their minds up and get you into the position you wanted!

Well you should have expected it in the very first place.

For one, an interview is the short period of time wherein an individual has to decide whether the interviewee is suitable for the company. To do this, the company sometimes uses some twists on their questions or situations that are a quick way to find out whether the person suits for the company.

To Help you guys out here are some of the most tricky questions they'd love to ask you:

* The Most Common one :

What are your weaknesses?

The best answers to give are real answers, so find an area you are not so strong in and explain how you are working to improve in that areas and focus on any training or self-study you engaged in. This will show you are willing to improve and will make a good impression on the inreviewer.

* Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company.

Of course you wouldn’t apply for a job at a company you disapproved of, would you? So you should be able to give an honest answer that you haven’t heard anything negative about this place. Do not repeat gossip you might have heard or else you're doomed.

* What is your edge among other jobseekers who already have professional experience?

This question is one of the most tricky thing asked especially for fresh graduates. You need to answer this question with full confidence and spirit. If you answer "because of my age and fresh ideas." you should further explain your answer, and make sure that it has something to do with the company’s progress.

* If you won the lottery, would you still work?

Be honest and say you’d feel excitement in winning the lottery, then add that even if you did you’d still look for satisfying and stable work, because work is what makes most of us happy. Do not say that you’d never work again (you're too honest) or that you’d just work for free (lol, who wants to work for free?).

* What is your observation about this company?

This question may be a trap. The interviewer expects you to be observant since you want to work in their company. Make sure that you observed the company’s environment, people, and the office. Your impression matters most to the interviewer.

* Are you open for criticisms? How do you take them?

Your attitude will be tested in this question. The interviewer wants tobe sure if you are open for any suggestions and how strong and patient you are in handling pressure.

* Where do you see yourself in five years? How long do you plan to stay at our company?

As long as the company meets your needs and aspirations. You can be able to expantiate on what your aspirations are like growth, welfare, training etc. In five years one should have acquired very well and moved up the ladder. Discuss your personal plans to develop yourself through courses and trainings/exams elaborately.

The most important thing to remember is that HR Personnels or hiring managers who ask these questions are far more interested in how you answer than what your answer is. They just want to see how well you think on your feet. So even if a question completely confused you, keep your cool, smile, and don't forget to look them straight in the eye with confidence.



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