How not to answer typical job interview questions?

In job interview, questions may come in many unpredictable forms. It may be the simple or typical one. Here’s how to not to answer when it is asked you in typical way.

How not to answer typical job interview questions?
How not to answer typical job interview questions?

In a job interview, you continue impressing you interviewer with your great replies to the questions that you are been asked in a simple way. But, you suddenly come to a standstill and become confused when your interviewer begins asking you the same in most typical way.

To know what such typical questions are and how to not to answers your interviewer when you're asked in such a typical way, keep the reading continue as here we have provided the complete solution in this snippet.

Avoid using fillers

Fillers like ‘Uh,’ ‘ah’ never make your answers effective but obstruct your interviewer to grasp and understand you completely. In other words, it becomes difficult for your interviewer when you try to convey your answers, ideas, and viewpoint in many snippets. Moreover, it never makes complete and clear sense. So, to be successful candidate, avoid using fillers while conveying your answers, ideas, and viewpoints. Go to the mirror and begin practicing on your own. If possible, then record your answers on your smart-phone. Listen the recording and strengthen your performance eliminating your weaknesses.

Don’t Deny

Oh! You get stumped when your interviewer asks you the question that you actually don’t know. Now, what ways are left for you react on this. Your interviewer is waiting for your response on that question. You would have to handle it. Don’t say ‘I don’t know’ without spending a minutes on thinking about it. At this moment, it’s best to use fillers like ‘Hmm....great question,’ ‘let me think about it’ to avoid awkward and embarrassing silence. Take some time, gather ideas, thoughts, and knowledge and begin replying at your best.

Don’t be negative

Oh...! What is this you did?You bluntly told your interviewer ‘you don’t know about the company’. It isn’t right way to react to the questions are been asked in a job interviews. Stay away doing this. Try to get into the thorough research before attending you interviewer. And in the job interviews, try to remember important details, information, goals, and positive prospects about the company and bring them to the forth. Don’t use any negative term even if you don’t know about the company despite the thorough research. In case you forget the details you memorised, it’s good to drag your interviewer smartly to the subject you are good at. 

Don’t blame others

Don’t blame others for any of your conduct. It was your decision to switch your previous organisation. You have taken that on your own. And it isn’t right and suitable place to criticise your previous boss even if there were any dispute. Avoid doing this. Try to relate your departure to your own next career goals and convey it your interview best possible way. In other talk, eloquent language could persuade you interviewer to selection you for next process of the selection. So, it’s better to always seek the opportunity to highlight your own skills.

Don’t highlight irrelevant skills

Don’t say ‘you can run fast’ if you aren’t being interviewed by your a sports coach. Skills to gather interesting news pieces would also go against your interview’s interest if you don’t join the interview to become a journalist. Try to relate your skills to job you are interviewing for when your interviewer ask you ‘What is your strength.’ It’s better to already enlist those skills which seem to be most relevant and useful for the job. Keep all of them in your mind and explain your skills, citing examples.

Don’t deny your weakness

Don’t say that you are perfect and have not a single weakness when your interviewer asks you ‘What is your weakness.’ Neither, tell your interviewer directly about your weakness. But, try to elevate your weakness as they somehow beneficial for the job you are interviewing for. Put examples, highlight how your weaknesses somehow helped you attaining good outcome in the project you were assigned at your last organisation.


In a job interview, the questions are been asked to check whether the candidate is right and competent for the job or not. The interviewers, most of times, ask questions which are commonly known to the candidates. But, sometimes, the interviewers begin asking the questions in most typical way. In fact, the questions are itself the most typical for the candidates to reply on. ‘How to reply them’ and ‘how to not’ is matter of the concern for job seekers which we have tried to address and tackle through this article.

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