Interview Tips — 5 Ways to answer Tricky questions in an Interview Blog

Well there are so many questions which we can easily label as tricky ones, but there are some like ones, which ask you your salary expectations, those wherein you’re asked to perform an extempore role play and the ones where the interviewer asks you to name your favorite color or fruit. Sounds bizarre?

But isn’t the concept of interview altogether the same.

1. Sometimes you’re even asked questions such as those where you’re asked that how do you spend your time at leisure, some even rephrase it to say that what are your ‘hobbies’. On most occasions these types of incoherent questions are posed at the end of the interview, perhaps by the time when the interviewer has already formed an opinion of you. So, now some can even say that if it is so, then why will these frivolous questions make any difference to the final outcome?

Yes it does make sense.
 
 2. If that is the case, then why do interviewers even bother to ask such pointless questions? One must always remember, each and every aspect interview is pre planned and nearly close to nothing is out of context. Questions such as those on your hobbies are asked to judge your ingrained ingenuity. Interviews like to know how productive you are, even when you’re not doing anything particular rewarding. What do you do in your spare time?

3. These questions are those whom I’ll like to label as the traps which the interviews lay to catch people off guard. Everyone prepares on questions such as those outlining your strengths and weaknesses, but only seldom think of their hobbies. Of course there are people who happily spend twelve hours nonstop social media like Facebook or Whatsapp.

But let me assure you, it’s not a great idea to let your interviewer know, how much of a social media buff are you?

Considering it are having no tangible benefits. 
 
 4. A good idea is to have some knowledge in how to tackle these tricky questions. How a person spends his spare time and their hobbies are dependent on your demographics. If you’re a youngster, fresh out of a grad school, your spare time will typically be hanging out with a bunch of your friends in a restaurant or a movie. Your hobbies can be those ranging from playing video games or strumming your brand new acoustic guitar. Middle age people will typically like to drop or pick their kids from school or could be one of those spending your time brainstorming on your own startup idea. A great hobby can be to spend some time at a local orphanage or old age home. It can be even feeding stray animals.
 
 5. Onus is on you to say optimum stuff when asked, what you do in your leisure. It charts a meaningful picture in the thoughts of your interviewer. One is not required to prepare arduously for these types of questions.

Remember one thing, an interviewer when posing such questions is trying to know you better by trying to sneak in your in your out of workplace life.

Such tricks help to gauge a person better as a human being than a worker.


Originally published at www.youth4work.com.

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