How To Answer Difficult Questions In An Interview

23 January 2023

Job Interview

Interviews are nerve-wracking at the best of times, but when you get hit with difficult questions then your anxiety levels can go through the roof, making your chances of getting the job go through the floor.

So, what should you do when you’re faced with difficult questions at an interview? What should you say? How should you physically react? What should you definitely not say? 

Let’s find out…


How to handle the unexpected 

Hopefully, you won’t get asked any just plain weird questions like ‘If you were a bird, what would you be and why?’ kind of weird, but chances are high that you’ll get asked some questions that are designed to put you on the spot to see how you’ll react. 

A classic example of this is ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’. We all have them but will telling it to your potential new employee put you out of contention for the vacancy? There are lots of difficult questions like this that you might have a good answer for, but you also second-guess yourself that by giving it to your interviewer you might actually be dropping yourself in it. 

It’s a tricky one, to be sure. 

Hint: Keep reading to find out the answer…

In the meantime, let’s explore some more examples of difficult questions that you might get asked at the interview stage.

Frequently asked difficult questions in interview situations

You’ve got this!

The important thing to remember about any interview is that it’s your opportunity to sell yourself; your skill, your knowledge, and your personality. Keep this mindset when you get asked those difficult questions and you won’t go far wrong. 

If you’re looking for a new job opportunity and the chance to put these questions to the test in an interview situation, head over to our job vacancies page to view our current vacancies. 

As for the bird question? You’re on your own with that one!