Interview questions are complicated. Very few are actually as simple as they sound. The interviewer is likely trying to find something out on a deeper level. If you are able to recognize the meaning behind the question, your answer will be stronger and more effective.
An especially misleading and confusing question is, “How do you feel about reporting to a younger person While this question will likely only come up if a superior is younger than you, your answer will speak volumes about your character, even about assets that have nothing to do with age. Essentially, the interview is trying to get a better idea about what kind of person you are.
Points to Emphasize
This can be a very awkward question, so the most important approach is to remain positive. If nothing else, this will communicate your ability to remain focused in unusual circumstances.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
Make an effort to avoid falling into any of these pitfalls as well.
A strong answer to this question will be similar to this:
The thought of whether I am reporting to a younger or older person never enters my mind. My superiors are my superiors. Age never enters into that. Likewise, no other quality or personal attribute will affect my ability to follow instructions.