Don't get fooled, these interview questions seem innocent, but here's some great answers to make you stand out from the crowd. We do encourage making these your own and adding your personality and flair to it! Stand out from the crowd and get ready to master those interviews!
Highlighting our mistakes and embarrassing moments are not the top things anyone wants to discuss in an interview and land a job. But being honest without placing blame on others can earn you some great brownie points in an interview. Especially highlighting what you learnt from your mistake and what actions you took to ensure it doesnt happen again. Your employers are just looking for self-aware, honest, can take feedback employees who care about doing better.
A tough one, but be sure they'll ask! Keep things positive, you have nothing to gain by being negative about your current or past employer. Instead, talk about how you're eage to take on new oppourtunities or the role you're interviewing for as it's a better fit for you. And if you were let go from your recent job, simply say, 'Unfortunately, I was let go', which is an acceptable answer.
An even tougher one, but it's a follow up question which can definetly be asked. If you lost your job due to layouffs, you can simply say that the company reorganized/merged/was acquired and unfortunately, your position was eliminated. If you were fired due to performance, your best bet is to be honest as it doesn't have to be a deal breaker. Talk about what you've learnt from it, share how you've grown, your approach to your job and life now as a result and if you can, how this growth is an advantage for your next, even better job.