Impressive Answers to Tough Interview Questions

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 2016-04-28 Email


Confident, experienced job candidates aren't intimidated by difficult interview questions: They welcome them as challenges to conquer. Professionals never know when they'll sit down with an interviewer who relishes putting applicants on the hot seat, so it's best to prepare for any contingency. To offer guidance on dealing with incredibly tough questions during a job interview, we present the following outstanding responses to 10 tough interview questions. They've been adapted from the book Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews: Over 400 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases That Will Get You the Job You Want (Amacom). At the very least, these sample questions and answers from author Tony Beshara will help you avoid that dreaded "deer in the headlights" moment, when you freeze up after a tricky inquiry is posed, and you can't think of anything to say in response. No matter what you're asked, you always want to answer honestly, while basing your answers on the tangible and hopefully measurable value you could bring to the organization. Beshara is owner and president of Babich and Associates, the oldest placement firm in Texas. He also appears regularly on the Dr. Phil show.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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