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Interview Tips

Top 10 Toughest Interview Questions

Date Posted: Jun 26, 2009


On our previous article, we unveiled the top 10 most common questions during interview to help you prepare on your interview. In this new article, we listed another edition of questions that most people find the hardest.


Here are the Top 10 Toughest Questions that Interviewers Asks during Interviews:


  1. Why did you get fired/ terminated? - This question is tricky yet needs to be answered with full honesty and modest. The interviewer would want to hear your honesty and your side of the story. Support your answer with a very good explanation. In case you get fired out of legal issues, explain that you were currently working on it and that it does not have anything to do with your performance. Your explanation in your answer is very important; it should be direct and does not contain intersections.



  1. Tell me about problems you encounter with Supervisors- Another tricky question that will test how you worked with superiors. I suggest not to be too honest in answering this questions like, common observations of being bossy, opinionated, authoritarian, keen observer because those are the common traits of a Supervisor. Instead, cite a personal experience that you had encounter with a supervisor so that the interviewer would understand why it became your problem.




  1. What Qualities that you look for in a boss? - Do not answer the most common traits that a boss should possess like nice to employees or a good leader. You should relate your answer with your work. Like “My ideal boss is someone who can make time to hear employee’s opinions or ideas, a boss who cares to listen and make fair opinions with your work.”




  1. As a professional, do you have any disappointments? - Cite the experience that really disappoints you, as you relay the story behind it make sure that you state something that you have learned after.




  1. What is your edge among other jobseekers who already has a professional experience?- This question is one of the most tricky questions for fresh graduates. You need to answer this question with full confidence and strut. Most answer is “because of the age and fresh ideas”, further explain your answer, and make sure that it has something to do with the company’s growth.



  1. What do you know about this company? - Considered as one of the hardest question since most jobseekers failed to make research about the company such as its management, their products, etc.




  1. How would you be an asset in this company? - Another tough question. Confidence is the key to surpass this one. Answer a clear two liner explanation on how you become an asset to the company




  1. Why do you think you do well on this position that you are applying for?- Cite an experience where in you often get praise on the things that you do and relate it on how qualified you are in the position that you are applying for.



  1. What is your observation about the company? - This question may be a trap. The interviewer expects you to be a keen observer since you want to work in their company. Make sure that you observed the company’s environment, workers, and the office. You impression matters to the interviewer.



  1. Are you open for criticisms? How do you take it? - Your attitude will be attest in this question. The interviewer wants to know if you are open for suggestions and how strong you are in handling pressures.





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