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15 Employers Reveal Their Hardest Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)

August 9, 2021 241 votes 36 voters 1.1k views15 items

List RulesEmployers: vote up the answers that would make you hire someone.

Rule number one: Don't panic. You've got this! As stressful situations go, a job interview is very high on the list. We want you to be calm and completely ready, so here are some interesting tips on how to prep. Read these frequently asked questions and learn how to answer them like a rock star! Which one is the best advice?

  • 1

    Do You Have Any Questions For Me?

    From Redditor u/six_mpossible_things:

    A former employer here.

    "Do you have any questions for me?" Best answer? ANY! If you have an interview, at least show me that you listened to something I said well enough to want more detail. If you couldn't, instant rejection.

    Good advice?
  • 2

    Why Should I Hire You?

    From Redditor u/malgoya:

    - Why should I hire you?

    There have been many times where I've had some great answers to this question. Some other times, not so much. Some people start to go into their personal lives. Do not try and guilt trip someone into employment. Try something like, "I'm a dedicated hard worker who is willing to go above and beyond what is needed in my normal routine. I am engaged and eager to learn new ideas and procedures. There's always work to be done while on duty and I'm prepared to get that work done."

    Don't use negative words even if you're trying to sound positive...

    "I'm not lazy."

    Use all positive words and have a proper f*ckin' resume.

    Good advice?
  • 3

    Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?

    From a former Redditor:

    "Where do you see yourself in five years?"

    They didn't really have a hard time answering, but the answer was judged harder than they thought. We used it as a gauge as to how long they saw themselves with the company. How long would they stay before we would just have to replace them?

    If you are asked this question, a good answer would be to express your desire to move up within the company, hoping that you would be in such-and-such position within five years.

    Good advice?
  • 4

    What Are Your Weaknesses?

    From Redditor u/IHazMagics:

    "What are your weaknesses?"

    To be fair, it's a bullsh*t question. They'll either answer:

    "None." Yeah, no worries, Mr. Perfect.

    "Here's a weakness but somehow it's a strength." Thank you for that creative speaking project.

    Though some roles I recruit for require police checks and drug and alcohol tests, you'd be surprised that when I say that, how much information people are willing to just surrender.

    Good advice?