Nov 30, 2019 - 04:43 PM
For example, questions such as "Tell me more about yourself," and "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" may seem relatively harmless, but they can trip you up if you're not prepared, and reveal flaws that you're not prepared to address. Make sure you can confidently and concisely talk about your skills and how they will benefit the employer, even if they ask about a weakness. In that case, talk about how you are addressing a weakness in a positive and productive way.
Another trick question may surround previous employers. The key is to never badmouth a person or an organization, as this makes the hiring manager believe you will do the same to the new company if hired. Sometimes you may be asked an oddball question you weren't expecting, such as "What would the name of your debut album be?" If you are caught off guard with a question like this, do not feel like you have to rush to supply an answer. There is no real right or wrong answer – sometimes the employer just wants to see your critical or creative thinking skills.