Obscure or curveball questions” – these are becoming more popular, as potential employers want to see how their candidates can “think on their feet” in interviews by answering seemingly obscure questions. “Sell me this pen”, “what would you change about this company?” and “if I gave you 100 dollars, how would you double it in 24 hours?” are all typical examples.
The key to providing the best answers is preparation:-
Unless advised otherwise – eg if there is a specific “dress down” code – wear professional clothes such as a suit or business dress in conservative colours. Take your time to prepare all aspects of personal grooming – be clean and fresh looking, wear shiny shoes and ensure any accessories such as ties are properly adjusted.
Practice breathing and how to maintain concentration, and keep patient.
Do not fidget, mumble or become distracted during the interview – focus only on the interviewer, their questions and your answers.
Try to learn a little about body language, especially on building rapport and holding a confident, positive posture.
Above anything, think of your interview as an audition for movie, TV show or a theatre play. Even the top actors have to audition, and the only way they succeed is by understanding the director’s requirements, practicing and then convincing by providing a stellar performance – and you can do the same!
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