For some people the interview process can be nerve racking.  There are some interview questions that can often be misinterpreted.  Sometimes it is a matter of how they are phrased.  

Or it may be that you are unsure just what type of answer the interviewer is looking for.  When faced with these tricky interview questions some people freeze or panic and then lose confidence in themselves.  This does not have to be the case.  

Follow these tips and facing tricky interview questions won’t be so daunting.

How to deal with tricky interview questions

learn how to answer tricky interview questions at the personal development- afeOne of the most important interview skills is listening.  Take your time and listen.  By doing so you will usually find that  the answer is often provided in the question.  

For example, one tricky interview question that can be expected is “tell me about yourself”.  It is surprising how many people fall over when asked this interview question.

In the video below we address 5 tricky interview questions that you may be asked.  We give explanations of what the interviewer is looking for.  Why you are being asked this question and provided sample answers.

5 Tricky Interview Questions Video


The great thing is that  interview skills can be improved. For example you can take a virtual job interview in the comfort of your own home.


By familiarising yourself with the tricky interview questions you are likely to be asked, your interview skills presentation will seem more natural and your confidence will increase.

Using a Professional Interview Coach for your job interview

It doesn’t matter whether this is your first job interview or an interview for a management role. You need to be at your best during your interview.

Using the services of a good professional interview coach is something you should consider. Working together, you can put in place an individual plan to address your needs.

You can practice specific areas of concern and unique answers that won’t sound prepared – because they are true. Most importantly, they will give you coping strategies that will help you deal with interview nerves and anxiety.

You can also find some popular interview questions and interview questions you may be asked here at The Personal Development Cafe.

If  you have any  interview tips, a topic you wish to raise or questions you would like answered, you can use our comments form below.  All comments will be reviewed and then posted as soon as possible.