Sometimes, you’re asked a question and aren’t sure how to answer it. You know you need to buy time . . . but how?

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Buying time during an interview! Sometimes you need to buy a moment or two to sort out an answer for yourself. Here's what to do. Number one, pause for a second go, "Hmm." Give it a pause, and then go, "Could you repeat the question for me, please?" And they do that. Then repeat what they've said back to you. " Did I get that right?

"Sure. I'm not sure what you're looking for. Could you rephrase the question?"

And that's the maximum amount that you can really do. You probably stalled 15 to 20 seconds with this approach. And all you're trying to do is buy some time to sort out the answer.

Hope you found this helpful. I'm Jeff Altman. Follow me on YouTube. Job Search TV is my channel here. There's a lot there to help you

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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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