Although the name of the stress interview method is very frequent, many managers in our country use this method unconsciously, instead of taking maximum information about how the candidate will react in the stressful situations he / she may face, he / she unnecessarily compresses the candidate and he / she is tired.
Unfortunately, many professionals who use this kind of interview method have negative results with some translation questions that are not directly related to our culture. On the other hand, many managers use this method incorrectly, not knowing that the question types they are asking are included in the stress interview question types.
Here are some examples of stress interview questions. The answer to this type of questions is that you should keep your calm and think out the answers.
Do you think you are more suitable for another company?
Quite a classic interview question; The interviewer’s purpose is to determine whether you are aware of the professional qualifications that you believe you have, and whether the company you are applying to conforms to the company’s culture. Your answer will allow you to know how much you know your professional qualifications and whether you collect healthy information about your company and position.
Indicate whether this interview is negative or positive?
It is a type of question that is asked at the end of the interview. It is a kind of question that is asked more often when interviews are directed negatively and when the interviewer thinks you are not fit with your position. If you really want the position you are applying for, the most important moment is to turn the bad job interview into your own favor. At this stage, try to determine whether the interviewer has received all the information you wish to receive from you. If you are interested in more information and are not satisfied with you, ask them to make sure they are listed. If there is a misunderstanding of the answers, please answer the question again and make sure that no point is left in the dark. The worst answer to such a question would be to say that it is quite positive for you, even if the interview is negative for both sides. The interviewer will conclude that you cannot make an objective assessment.
How long have you been looking for a job?
If you are not prepared, it is a kind of question that will create stress on you. If you leave the job and the length of time you are unemployed, you have to bring some realistic explanations. Keep in mind that the classical answers you give will cause the interviewer to further deepen the subject and create extra stress on you.
Examples of optimal answers:
- I’ve extended my job search to find the best job.
- Although I received job offers, I couldn’t find a suitable position for my qualifications.
- I could not evaluate the job search process actively because of some personal problems.
- I decided to continue my graduate studies.
- I didn’t find a good job because I consulted some companies during the job search process and the consultancy period was longer than my estimate.
- I wanted to make a change in my career, and I looked for work on a subject that I was inexperienced.
- I was not looking for a job, you called me (an example of a response to staff consulting firms).
Naturally, these types of response samples can be easily reproduced. But the most appropriate one is that the answer is logical and should not be of the kind that will make you difficult.
How long will it take to make a real contribution to our company?
If you specify a fairly long period of time, a question mark will appear in the interviewer’s head. However, a few days or a few weeks to answer the answer will be inherently serious. You can create a logical time frame with the awareness of your own qualifications. You probably need to specify that your contribution to your new job will not cover more than six months.
How will you contribute to the success of our company?
It is a type of question that can follow the above mentioned question immediately. The answer you will give will inform the other party about how you will follow a performance procedure within the time you specified. Stay away from imagination; Give realistic and convincing answers. Realistic away answers, such as (I’ll double your company’s turnover), will give you an overview of your job and lead to question marks about your seriousness.
How long do you plan to work in our company?
Perhaps the most stressful example of the question. The point to note is that no right or wrong answer can be given to this question. What would you like to hear if you were in the interviewer’s place?
If you are applying for a company that is active, innovative and open to competition, then your answer is; (I want to serve your company until you retire) such an approach will lose you points.
The best answer for this type of environment; (I’m not a person who changes jobs very often, but I’m looking for new job opportunities immediately if the company I’m working with is limited and my front is really closed). If you’re referring to larger organizations that work more like static and public, the answer is; (If I am satisfied with my performance, I think until I retire) the answer will be quite appropriate.
If you were doing this interview right now, what would you ask?
Try to be creative while answering. The most appropriate answer would be to ask questions about professional career. For example, stress If you were a member of our company as of tomorrow, what kind of time would you aim to move to a higher position? The way to cope is to be prepared for such a question quite often.
What do you know about our company?
If you do not have any preparation before the interview and you have not gathered enough information about the company you are applying to, it will be very stressful for you to answer this question. The most accurate move is to gather detailed information about the company in advance.
Don’t you think you should earn more money at this age?
If the wage is really below the market value, you are confronted with this kind of stress question. To be paid less than your colleagues in the same sector, the interviewer is described as a phenomenon that must be investigated. The reason for your low wages may be due to insufficient performance. The interviewer will examine this question in depth and will want to determine whether the decrease in your salary structure results from you or the firm’s salary scales.
The possible answer you have to give: (At the beginning of my career, I thought that other factors were more important than wages, but the main reason I was here is that it is actually an important factor that I receive the right wage level).
I think your qualifications are too low for this position.
You may encounter this type of stress at the end of the interview. The interviewer wants to give you one last chance to decide on you. In other words, considering that your qualifications for this position are more or less, you are expected to promote yourself better and convince yourself that you are suitable for your position.