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The 4 Trick Questions In Every Job Interview And How To Answer Them

You're prepping for the big interview, and you want to make sure you're ready for every potential interview question. These 4 common questions seem straightforward, but getting the answer right can be tricky. Learn how to answer them to get that job!

"Why do they ask questions in a job interview? On the surface, the answer seems simple: because the interviewer wants to know more about you, right? The company wants to know about your background, your experience, your thought processes—and the way you handle pressure. But not all interview questions are designed for your success. Some questions are designed to disqualify the unqualified. And if you aren’t skilled in the art of conversation, you’re immediately at a disadvantage. Because in the job interview process, whoever tells the best story wins. Here’s how to make sure you see a trick question when it shows up - and what you can do to make sure you don’t give the wrong answer - when the stakes are high.

"1. 'So, why don’t you tell me a little bit about yourself?' Surprisingly, this simple question is deceptively difficult, because it is cloaked in misdirection. On the surface, it seems like an invitation to begin speaking about yourself, right? But that’s why it’s a trick question."

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