USA Today College – How do I handle an interview question I don’t know how to answer?
In this article published by USA Today College, Dr. Susan Davis-Ali and Patrick O’Brien debate the question, Great Career Success Debate: How do I handle an interview question I don’t know how to answer?
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Fake it till you make it. In other words, give it your best shot.
Interviewers are drawn to people with confidence, so demonstrate as much confidence as you can even if you’re not feeling confident on the inside about your answer.
Sometimes an interviewer will ask you a question that he’s pretty sure you don’t know the answer to just to see how you’ll think on your feet. He wants to see if he can make you sweat and squirm. Don’t do either. Make a split-second decision on how you want to answer the question, then go for it boldly.