How Do I Respond to Interview Questions I Don’t Understand? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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How Do I Respond to Interview Questions I Don’t Understand? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

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of no bs job search advice radio i'm
jeff in the big game hunter and welcome
welcome to monday
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it was gorgeous out lovely weekend
and today's show is one where i answer a
question about what do you do when
you're kind of stumped how do you
respond hope you find this helpful and
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be back in just one moment how can i
respond to questions i don't understand
during an interview
i love this one
and the idea is you want to buy some
and one of the easiest ways
to do that is to ask them to re-raise
the question
you know
could you rephrase that question a
little bit differently
that becomes an easy way to do it
another way is with you doing more of
the talking and say
i just want to make sure i understand
your question correctly are you asking
me for fill in the blank or
something else
and thus what you're able to do is
get them to clarify in that way
so when all is said and done
clarification allows you to buy a little
bit of time
either way they're going to talk a
little bit more and sometimes you get
someone who's really shrewd
on the first question and say no do your
and that puts it back at you to clarify
a point uh or to give them the answer
no matter what
over talk if that happens by that i mean
explain what you're thinking is
so that they understand how you came to
that answer so that
you're not feeling like a dope
the biggest thing is not to project
professionalism requires you take the
bull by the horns and ask questions like
in the first example
could you clarify your question a little
bit or could you rephrase the question a
little bit uh
there's a couple possible ways i could
go i want to give you what you want
it all works just ask them and that buys
you some time
uh to come up with the answer
so that's today's show i hope you found
it helpful and if you did here are a few
things i can do to help you with your
job search beyond simply being your
first of all i've got a new book out
called the right answers to tough
interview questions it is like a
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tons of interview questions that you're
going to be asked on interviews
and if you pair it up with my other new
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terrific pair of books to help you with
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i've got a service there very
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you can record your answers to them and
then i can critique them and help you
perform better on them
you probably have noticed my show notes
are pretty thorough with
products and services that can help you
with your search
and connect with me on linkedin at forward slash i n forward
slash the big game hunter lastly
my website has a ton of great
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there and go through the blog
put the address in your phone the big
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way of getting back to my website
hope you have a terrific day and most
be great


Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff 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, 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 2200 episodes.

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