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A jobseeker’s life is not about roses. You have to continuously prove yourself and answer questions such as “why are you better than the other candidates?”. It is important that you stand out in the large crowd of applicants and stand head and shoulders above the rest. Preparing for a job interview is therefore essential. But what crazy, weird and difficult questions can you encounter on conversations. And which questions do you not have to answer? We are happy to tell you more about this in this article.

Crazy, weird and difficult questions

Sometimes recruiters come up with the craziest questions. Often no right or wrong answer is possible. The purpose of such questions is more to see how you are and how you will respond in specific situations. Based on this, it can be concluded whether or not you can handle the position. An example of a crazy question, or actually an assignment, is to show how you would sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo. The trick here is of course that you perform an impossible task because an Eskimo does not need a refrigerator. Or show me how you would sell this pen. Perhaps the recruiters are not so much concerned with the execution of the assignment or the content of the answer to the question. Recruiters may also be concerned with how you respond to such a crazy question or assignment. It scares you, or do you react relaxed or with humor? Sometimes an interview is also about how you came up with a certain answer, for example your insight or your analytical skills.

Questions you don’t have to answer

Companies are free to ask any questions they want to have answered during a job interview. But on the other hand, you are not obliged to answer all questions. Of course you always have that choice, but for some questions you really do not have to answer. In short, an employer cannot ask questions about your private situation. This means that you do not have to answer this. In very black and white terms, it is of no concern to an employer whether you and your partner still have a wish for children and whether a future maternity leave is imminent. In line with this, an employer may not ask whether you are already pregnant and you are not obliged to even report this. Of course it does deserve the beauty price to report a pregnancy, although this is of course not necessary immediately during the first interview. Neither should questions be asked about your health, the same for your absenteeism from the previous employer. If you are dealing with a certain illness, a physical or mental condition that will hinder you to a greater or lesser extent in your work, it is very appropriate to report this to the employer. He or she can then take this into account and adjust the workplace where necessary. On the other hand, that honesty can also work to your advantage. An employer can derive from this that you are honest and reliable. a physical or mental disorder that affects your work to a greater or lesser degree, it is so neat to report this to the employer. He or she can then take this into account and adjust the workplace where necessary. On the other hand, that honesty can also work to your advantage. An employer can derive from this that you are honest and reliable. a physical or mental disorder that affects your work to a greater or lesser degree, it is so neat to report this to the employer. He or she can then take this into account and adjust the workplace where necessary. On the other hand, that honesty can also work to your advantage. An employer can derive from this that you are honest and reliable.

Whatever you come across in terms of questions during an application, try to respond spontaneously. Think of it as a learning opportunity, an experience that will take you to subsequent conversations when you are rejected for this application. Job interviews can be special, especially at large and international companies. The interview for large companies is very different from the interviews for smaller companies. Read up on the specific company and start the conversation with an open and professional attitude!

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