Be Specific when Answering Questions
Interview tips: Being Specific When Answering Interview Questions
Most of the times you go for an interviews your nerves make it hard to concentrate. And for this reason you may not answer questions to the very best of you ability. The key thing is to make sure you listen keenly to the questions being asked. If the recruiter asks for a specific example, don’t answer with a general how you would do something .This way will ruin your chances for the job. Make sure you do your researches well as this will help a lot especially being specific when answering interview questions.
Examples of Situational Questions
If an interviewer asks, “Trump Tell us about your favorite holiday travel .” This type of question requires a more specific answer and tell them about all the places you wish to go or a general thing.
“My favorite holiday travel is to go someplace with a hot swimming pool with my family and swim .”
Instead, you should answer as categorically as possible including all the relevant details:
“My favorite holiday travel was three months ago when I went to Ndiani with my family. We spent some quite a lot of time there on the beach. It turned out to be very relaxing and everyone extremely enjoyed it.”
The answer adds reliability. It is obvious that you are providing information from an experience as opposed to making something up just to answer the question. That’s how specificity is achieved .
Prospective recruiters are trying to measure how you react or perform in specific situations.
Common specific questions that are asked include:
“Explain about a time you had a conflict with a colleague.” Remember to only explain an instance that had a positive outcome.
“Tell me about a time you led a team project.” Include project ,people present , challenges arising and the solutions.
“Tell me about a conflict you had with a co-worker.” Only pick situations that had a positive outcome.
Recruiters today want to have a taste of you. Or how you can perform on a job before they go to the next step of hiring you. By answering this type of questions straight and to the point. That tells you have the skills and thought processes that they are after.