The questions interviewers ask candidates are usually the focus. It is important that you do not neglect the questions interviewees might have. Starting an open dialogue will allow both yourself and the candidate to learn more about how well they would fit the position.
One question they might ask is, “Describe some of the toughest situations you’ve faced in this job.” It may seem like they are trying to avoid doing the hardest part of the job, but they are likely just trying to get a feel for what sort of challenges they may face if hired.
Points to Emphasize
As with any question an interviewee might ask, your answer will affect their enthusiasm for the position. It is important that your response is encouraging.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
It is easy to scare the candidate off when discussing tough situations. Still, you need to make sure they understand what responsibilities they may have. Avoid these common mistakes to provide a strong answer.
- Avoid rushing.
The following is a good example of how to answer a question about difficult parts of the job:
The toughest part of the job is definitely dealing with certain clients. When they give us a hard time, it is hard to do our job. On the other hand, when you get a really great client, it is probably the most rewarding and simplest part of the work.