It has been a long time since I posted in this category of Workplace Encounters but coming along is a post that very rightly makes to the list of every HR pros’s workplace encounter.
An interview, is really a testing time for everyone. While some questions are fun to answer, others make brain go freezing.But what to do when you don’t know answer to a question, during an interview?
Before I share how I chose to respond to such a situation, I am tempted to share some amusing responses I have been a witness to
- That wasn’t part of my KRA
- A cross question – Now what is that?
- A blank stare
- Never heard of it.. It that something new?
- Sorry, next question please..
- Can’t think of it right now.
Like most experts advice, when you don’t just say it. Admitting that you do not know an answer does no harm. It is not a matter of embarrassment neither is your selection dependent on just this answer. In fact, it mostly depends on how well you conduct yourself and how well you handle an uncomfortable moment during any interview.
What do I do? Well, I say …”Sorry, I am not too sure about this” and add whatever little information/knowledge I have about it (if any). It saves you from being considered completely ignorant.
What’s your take on this? What according to you is the best way to handle this situation during an interview?