Top 3 Tough Job Interview Questions And Answers ✓

Top 3 Tough Job Interview Questions And Answers ✓


To start with, there is no such a thing as
a tough interview question. Everything they can ask you can be tough or
easy depending on your preparation. That’s why it was very difficult for me
to prepare this video. But there are a couple of questions that are
tricky. So, stay tuned to find out what they are. I am Deniz Sasal. I am a manager with PwC Consulting and the
creator of The Career Mastery. I help unemployed and underemployed find jobs
with multinational companies through my blog and my youtube channel. Alright let’s continue, right, about the
trick questions. The first tricky question in my mind is What
Are Your Weaknesses? See, this is tricky not because HR or the
hiring manager are trying trick you into making a mistake. This is very tricky because you, right you,
have been misguided so far. So, it’s tricky because you are trying to
shoot yourself in the foot and that’s why I wanted to list this question at the top
of this list. Let me explain further. You are probably thinking that when you are
asked about your weaknesses, you should take your greatest strength and then take it to
extreme. For example, your greatest weakness is that
you are a perfectionist, you don’t delegate as much as you do, you are not great at work
life balance, etc. See, this is very dangerous. What you are doing is called “straight up
lying”. I need you to understand something, the interviewer
is a person. He or She has a functioning brain. Just as how he can spot a bullshit in his
personal life he can spot a bullshit in his corporate life. This is additionally important if you are
interviewing with a hiring manager. There were numerous times I heard the classic
bullshit answer and was this close to ending the interview. Simply because, I don’t want to work with
a liar in my team. I am not a partner at PwC so I don’t have
the authority to end interviews like that. But I heard a few stories where partners just
kicked the candidates out when the candidates straight up lied or gave bullshit answers. Remember this, if you are interviewing with
a successful multinational company, the employees of those firms are pretty smart. And if you are interviewing with a multinational
management consulting firm, then you are interviewing with extraordinary talents. People who are pretty much at the top of the
food chain when it comes to corporate careers. They don’t deserve to be lied. They gave you an opportunity to present yourself
and invested their time, so the least you can do is be honest. If you want to find out what is a good answer,
I have a video for it. So, you can click somewhere here and let it
open in the new tab. But stick with me because we have 2 more questions
to go. The 2nd tough question is I think “Tell
me about yourself”. This is also very tricky because you need
to present yourself adequately. You need to understand what the requirements
are and then present your background accordingly while making it clear that you possess those
skills. But here is the tricky bit. The hiring managers ask this question not
necessarily to find out whether you possess the right skills or expedrience. After all, they have seen your resume, they
may have even googled you. One of the primary reasons they ask this question
is to gauge your presentation skills. Imagine if they asked you to present the company,
it would be very unfair to you. You don’t know about the company or its
services well enough to deliver an impressive presentation. But what better material is there then your
very own background to present? Right? This is definitely very important. Companies want employees who can impressively
present in front of the clients.So, that’s your opportunity to showcase your presentation
skills. I shot a video about this as well. If you want to know how to answer this question
in more detail, then click here and open it in the new tab. But again, don’t go yet. We have one more question. The 3rd tough question they may ask you is
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years”. Again this is very tricky. When I ask this question to candidates, I
think around 70% give me a very cliché answer. It’s something like, I want to contribute
to the organization with best of my abilities and grow with the organization. Then, hopefully within 5 years I’d like
to assume more responsibilities. This, what I said isn’t the worst answer
as far as bad answers go. But, you can answer this question a lot more
strategically if you make a better research about it. Also a lot more honestly as well. For example, did you know that when I interviewed
for PwC 4 years ago, the partner in charge of strategy consulting asked me this question
and I said I don’t know. But then I gave a very good answer and the
remainder of the interview the partner was incredibly impressed and asking me how soon
I could join. Again, I have a video for this. Somewhere here. Alright, that’s it for today. If you benefited from this video, please give
me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more videos like this. Finally, if you want to take your career to
the next level, please join me at landing interviews guaranteed .com It’s an exclusive
free 3-day training program where I teach you how to achieve an international career
with multinational firms. Alright, see you next time.

52 thoughts on “Top 3 Tough Job Interview Questions And Answers ✓

  • Hi Deniz. Getting so much benefit from your videos. Thank you so much. Question: I am doing a series of Skype interviews, which is certainly something that is happening more and more. Perhaps I missed this one, but have you done a video specifically on interviewing on Skype? If not, is this an area that you have interacted with in your work? Thanks again!

  • Thank you for these videos. Very truly helpful. Question for you: I it ok to take notes at during the interview? Meaning can I get a notepad with me and have in front of me and peek at my notes during the interview?

  • +Deniz Thank you for the fantastic interview tips. I do have one question how would I approach a company that I would like to work for that is not advertising job roles?. The reason I am asking this is I have found a company I would add value and a wealth of knowledge to on the technical side but do not have direct experience in what they are looking for. I am keen to join the company to learn and progress with them which will make me the complete package in a niche market.

    Kind Regards

    Dean Burton

  • Deniz, Thanks for the interview tips it is amazing and it helped me to clear first round. I am now preparing for 2nd interview with Senior Management, any tips for that?

  • A very good morning to you. Deniz Sasal. I am happy to let you know I passed the interview and i received my offer letter yesterday. So I wil be resuming my new Office on the 1st of May 2017. A big big thank you. May the lord shower you with his mercies…..

  • I got offer letters from 2 companies after taking the free training course. It has been a wonderful journey since the day i came to know about Deniz and his videos. I got insights from the videos that no one else could provide me with. Thank you Deniz and hats off to the work that you are doing. Cheers!!!!!

  • I need help with the "what is your proudest moment?" Question because the tips I got before were to tell a story.

  • excellent videos, they really boosted my self-esteem especially after I was laid off because of cost cutting, I got 20 years of experience and never went through more than 6 interviews

  • The intro was funny when you mentioned "I'm a perfectionist" because that's my favorite one to say! Lol, now I see why I don't have a job, so thanks so much for this advice!!!😍

  • I have an interview in a couple days, and I feel that my greatest weakness is taking on more than I can handle? would that be a bs answer even if it's true?

  • My Interview Success MasterClass is now on YouTube! You can watch it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mXG3AiXVMY

  • Hi Deniz, great video and I'm sure this will come very handy in my upcoming interview. I wanted to ask your advice on answering a question such as 'What are some of the challenges you will face when beginning at (Big4)'? I was asked this question twice (Senior Manager and Partner) in my last Big4 Accounting firm interview, but I just don't know how to answer this as I've never worked for a Big4 firm before. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you and please keep other similar videos coming.

  • I’ve enjoyed most of your videos and I thank you for your advice. However, I’m disappointed in this video because it should have the answers integrated within itself. Not so fun clicking on three separate videos for the answers.

  • Hi Deniz! Thank you for making these videos. I've been watching them and have found them to be particularly helpful. Could you also do videos on how to answer questions related to things like leadership and overcoming challenges? I believe they tend to be quite common but I find that – depending on your background and experiences – they can be particularly tough questions to answer well. Thanks again, I hope to hear from you soon!

  • My greatest weakness is always working. This is my weakness because I always go to work when I get called in. And sometimes I would go on my off days. Another example is when I went in to work on my off day to do some supervisor training modules when my sister came from Germany and surprisingly showed up at moms house. I could of left work at anytime but I really wanted to get those modules done and i haven't seen my sister for 1 year and I'm really close to her . And this was in November 2016. And I still did not see her. I don't know when I'll see her cause I'm gonna join the Air Force now. Forgot to mention that I would always stay longer if asked too, also would do double shifts, cause I wanted too, never obligatory

  • Hi Sir , do you offer any practical training program for interview preparation or can you suggest any face to face training program?

  • Thanks. This is the first video on the topic that teaches how to do "honest" interview and to show your best side. Almost all the videos teaches you how to shamelessly bullshit and lie to yourself and them that you are the best for the job. I agree that no one likes to hire a liar. In real life all my best friends who went out of their way to help me and were grate asset to me were those who looked very dodgy and looked like a loser. You cannot judge a book by it's cover.

  • I am 53 and recently lost my middle management role. I have attended several interviews, the interviews are inevitably informal and in a cafe or bar. Is there a way to approach these type of meetings?

  • My english teacher taught me to tell them you work too hard that you don't even care about your health ,lol haha. Now I understand. Thank you Sir.

  • Hi Sir,After I watched your videos on interview preparation,I got a lot of insights and Now I am placed in PWC..Thanks to u…

  • Hi Deniz
    Is it possible you do a video for graduates addressing questions such as how do you handle pressure especially if you don't have enough time? Projects that you have done to demonstrate your readership skills? Your videos are really helpful I wish I would have seen them a year ago

  • Hi, sir I am going to appear interview in accounts in PWC, so please guide me whats wiil be the approach.

  • Thanks for such great videos. Really like your honest approach and encouraging us to be honest.

    My question would be how to answer this question: what’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? I was asked this and really didn’t know how to answer.

  • Hello sir,
    Can you please make any video on how to crack one-way video interviews.
    I have failed in couple of interviews at this stage.
    It looks like most the companies are using this methodology to filter candidates.

    Help me please

  • Hi Deniz, I just want to say thank you for the extremely valuable information you share on your channel. I watched them while preparing for interviews with two companies. With both I passed the initial interviews and were invited to a final round of interviews. The one job I just missed, only due to another candidate having a very specific field of experience in relation to the position, however I might get an offer with them when they open a second store. The other company will be making me an offer tomorrow. Your tips really helped make a huge difference in how I answer these questions. You are a fantastic teacher.

  • Been watching your videos, two weeks from now I will take a big leap and been boosting my morale this past few days. Thanks to your videos I learned a lot and some thought me that my suppose to be answers if landed in an interview are clearly wrong and according to your suggestions- a big no no. One thing I learned in general about your guides is that just be honest and be frank.

  • Hi Deniz, I want to ask you a question,. I have an offer in my hand and when I went to give interview in another company they asked me what if get higher package then what we are offering, I want to know how to answer this question. Thanks 😊

  • Thanks Deniz by sharing this unvaluable material with me!. I have succeed the first stage. Now, going for the manager Interview. God bless you!

  • Hi Deniz, thanks for this, could you please make video on bringing change in team or making diff once you have been selected for positions like team leader.

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