Ready for the last of the 10 important, yet tough questions that interviewers love to ask?

If you didn’t see the first 5 you can read that blog HERE 

Today we will go over the last 5 questions and how to answer them.

  1. Tell me about the worst boss you ever had.  Again, like in question number 2 you don’t ever want to badmouth anyone.  This interviewer wants to see how you respond because you are likely to respond the same about them at some point in time.   Just state that you have never had a bad boss, just that they have all taught you different things and had different managerial styles that you learned from.
  2. How would others describe you?  This is something that you can prepare for ahead of time.  Ask employers and colleagues to give you their feedback in an email so that you have it on file.  Then answer with some of the comments and let the interviewer know that you also have written feedback with you if they would like a copy of that as well.
  3. What can you offer me that another person can’t?  Another way this has been asked is “Why should I quit interviewing and hire you?” Give specifics from your resume to answer this question along with a record of how you have gotten things accomplished.  Show how you’d be an asset. This is your time to shine and stand out from the crowd.
  4. If you could choose any company to work for where would you go?  Obviously you don’t want to name any company other than the one you are interviewing for. 
  5. Would you be willing to take a salary cut?  This can be a tough one to answer.  If you are really interested in the position let them know that you have done your research and know that the position you are applying for pays between x and x and that you are currently making x but would be willing to negotiate salary if they are willing to revisit it in 3 months after you have had a chance to prove your worth to the company. 
    (Note: if you do this and get the position, make sure to keep a record of your accomplishments with the company so that you have that as fuel when you go into your 3 month review and ask for an increase in salary. )

Hope that helps you to prepare for the tough interview questions!  Good luck and I hope you get the position you desire!