Practice answering the tough questions.
By this time, you probably know there are always tough questions on an interview. But by practicing and
thinking about your answers before you walk through their doors, you can eliminate some anxiety. Some of
the standard hard questions that have found their ways into interviews include:
• What is your biggest weakness?
• What was the most disappointing project you worked on professionally and why?
• What was your most difficult work experience?
• What was your greatest challenge in your last job?
• How do you handle criticism?
The key in answering all of these is to be honest with yourself. Everyone has weaknesses, but make sure
that when you answer the question that you show how you’re using that to turn it into a positive situation
for yourself and the employer. Remember that one person’s description of being compulsive can also be seen
as being a perfectionist and someone who pays attention to detail.