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If you Get Stumped by a Question

You can prepare for an interview until you are blue in the face and still get stumped on a
question during the process.  It is okay, it happens to a lot of people.  Some questions
come out of left field, sometimes you draw a blank, and others – you really don’t know
what to say.  Here is a brief run down of what you can do in these three situations.

A (Seemingly) Off Topic Question – These may be thrown in to the interview out of
curiosity by the interviewer or to gauge your knowledge on a certain subject.  It is not a
reason to dismiss the question though and not pay it the care and attention you would to
any other one.  Do your best, and if you really can’t figure out the correlation between the
question and the job you are applying to, you can ask at the end of the interview – along
the lines, “out of curiosity….” Continue reading

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August 3, 2008 Posted by | Job interview | , , , | Leave a comment