How To Answer Tricky Interview Questions

By Divya

Answering tricky questions is where most people get caught, especially in a job interview. We all face such situations in life. The problem gets serious when we have to answer a difficult question in unfamiliar circumstances.

What should our strategy be to handle such a situation? Question is what should you do and how to handle tricky questions. Firstly try not to panic and be confident even if you don't know the answer to a particular question during a job interview.


In order to master the job interview skills for handling difficult questions in a job interview, here are a few tips.

Tell Me About Yourself

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This is the common question asked in a job interview. The interviewer is looking for how you will benefit the company. So your answer to this question has to be short & simple. Elaborate experiences, summarise your resume and talk about the transition to the employer.

Why Did You Leave Your Previous Job?

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There can be many reasons for quitting a job. You can be honest and prepare for this question in advance. Your answer tells a lot about you as an employee, your career path and about your decision-making process.

What the employers want to learn from your answer is how loyalty you are to the employers, how you make career decisions, what your career aspirations are, and what your difficulties were during your latest jobs?

Never bad-mouth your former workplace. Say positive things about the company.

What Motivates You To Do Your Best On The Job?

What Motivates You To Do Your Best On The Job?

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An interviewer wants to know what motivates you when they raise a question like this. You need to think about what motivates you as a worker. And what you are passionate about as an individual. Be honest & the best answer highlights the quality of the position, its tasks, and responsibilities. Demonstrate why it makes you an asset to the company.

How Do You Define Success In A Job?

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Everyone has their own way of defining success. When it comes to any job interview, you should not sound philosophical rather be logical. Firstly, you should know how the company functions and what its mission statement is.

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