Let’s face it, preparing for a job interview could be daunting. A lot of my interview coaching clients struggle with interview performance and are unsure of what the interviewers are really looking for.
You should always answer questions directly and try to use the appropriate examples from your past experience to demonstrate your skills and personal characteristics. Keep your answers concise and relevant. If you cite an example, keep it brief and don’t lapse into telling a long-winded story.
Most interviewers will know that it is difficult to remember every area of your past quickly. They will also appreciate your wanting to provide a suitable response by taking the time to consider your answer. So don’t be afraid to say something along lines of “Let me think about that for a moment.”
Find out how to prepare for difficult interview questions in my article for Careeralism here: