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You’ve secured the interview, so congratulations. But now the hard work really starts, including preparing yourself for the big day.

There are no cheat sheets for interviews. Every recruiter likes to ask a different set of questions. But if you know how to answer the toughest ones, you’ll be ready for anything that any interviewer can throw at you!

Resume.io gathered 13 of the hardest interview questions from successful business people. And it added analysis explaining the rationale behind the questions and some top tips on how to give the best answers.

The questions include this awkward enquiry from Duolingo CEO Luis Von Ahn, “What would someone who doesn’t like you tell us about?

Former Esty CEO Chad Dickerson is another business leader who believes you can learn more from your shortcomings than your successes. He asks candidates, “Tell me about a time you screwed up. How did you handle it? How did you address the mistake?

And there’s a real brain teaser from Elon Musk that would leave 90% of candidates scratching their heads in confusion!

Don’t worry if you can’t figure out the answer.

Because as you’ll find out below, how you handle interview questions is often more important than simply giving the ‘right’ answer.

13 interview questions asked by successful business leaders (and how to answer them)

13 interview questions asked by successful business leaders (and how to answer them), courtesy of Resume.io

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