7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

3. The interviewer suddenly starts to shout.

7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

Raising their voice, screaming, and even using insulting words is another way to model a stressful situation and a chance to check the candidate’s ability to resist stress. Experts advise you to remain calm and answer these questions as calmly as possible.

4. The interviewer makes a strange request and asks you to jump out the window.

7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

Another unpleasant surprise for a job seeker might be hiding behind an eccentric request — like to jump out of the window, for example. In this case, the employer wants to see the candidate’s ability to use “out of the box” thinking.

You can use the following way out of this situation: get on the windowsill, but jump on the floor of the room where the interview is taking place. No one clarified where to land. Or you can shock the boss by asking the counter question with a win-win option: “How will the company benefit from my jump?”

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4 thoughts on “7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

  1. I dont know in what world you live in but I’ve been through several interviews and to see this type of “tricks” only shows a complete lack of respect for the potential candidates. Treating smart talented people like guinea pigs and playing tricks on them will only make them avoid your company forever. As an interviewer, don’t do any of this. Speak openly and sincerely with candidates. Have intelligent conversations instead of asking them to jump off the window. You will find out infinitely more about a person when you talk to them than when you play tricks on them and check a box based on a ridiculous premise.

  2. I would leave if a prospective boss tried any one of 2-5. What a load of crap and how disrespectful of the person and their time. Who would want to work with someone who would be willing to do any of those things. I’ve walked out of the room and hung up on VPs who treated me disrespectfully during my 28-year career with a public utility. I certainly wouldn’t take it from someone I don’t even work for.

  3. Commenting as an HR pro : any company using this kind of ridiculous and insulting tricks is not worth the time of the candidate. And the advice on what to is just as bad. I hope no jobseeker will take this advice seriously !

  4. Going to a stranger’s kitchen isn’t polite,it’s not good manners.
    Making someone wait is rude.

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