"What is the worst lie you have ever told?"
Knowing what questions to prepare for an interview can be difficult at the worst of times but these questions nothing can prepare you for.
The list was released by Glassdoor, who analysed tens of thousands of interview questions shared by UK candidates in the past year. But why the impossible personal questions? Your ability to remain calm and verbal reasoning is what they are truly assessing, not the quality of your answer. Interestingly Glassdoor found a direct correlation with challenging interviews and job satisfaction, worth the challenge!
Whatever is thrown your way remember, remain calm, look comfortable, maintain eye contact and smile.
1. “What on your CV is the closest thing to a lie?” —Marketing and Communications Employee, The Phoenix Partnership 2. “What am I thinking right now?” —Regional Director, TES Global 3. “How would your enemy describe you?”—Advertising Sales Grad Scheme, Condé Nast 4. “If you had a friend who was great for a job and an identical person who was just as good, but your friend earned you £2,000 less, who would you give the job to?” —Associate Recruitment Consultant, Hays plc