How To Answer Tough Interview Questions Effectively

Rehearsing your answers to the interview questions that most often stump your job search competition is one of the best ways to prepare for your next interview. After all, if you’ve made it to the interview, theoretically, you should already meet the qualifications required to get the job done. Now, it’s all about going above and beyond, and shining among the pack of candidates vying for the spot.


How To Answer Tough Interview Questions

In order to help you prepare for the toughest interview questions, CareerBliss spoke with many hiring managers and asked them to reveal their favorite, toughest questions that trips up many of their candidates. Make sure your read the full article for all six interview questions!

“What Are You Most Proud Of In Your Career?”

Cue: bragging rights! Don’t shy away or hesitate about your most proud achievements when you’re asked about your biggest accomplishments. Hesitation can dampen your style and perceived confidence. Executive recruiter Kimberly Bishop says this question often results in a deer-in-headlights stare from interviewees. “I don’t know. That’s a good question,” is a common - and bad - response. Prepare ahead of time with concise, interesting stories of your greatest hits. Of course, there’s a fine line between enthusiasm about your achievements and straight up cockiness. To prevent crossing the line into arrogance, make sure you give credit where credit is due – this can also be a chance to demonstrate that you work well in a group and can take the lead to steer a project to success. Talk about how you achieved that success and how you plan to replicate it.   READ FULL ARTICLE ►   Enjoy this article? You've got time for another! Check out these related articles: Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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