More Magazine Awkward Interview Question Issue 1st April 2013

This week,’How would you spend your day off?’

Tony Wilmot of staffbay.com explains how to handle that curveball

WHY DO THEY ASK THIS?
This isn’t a trick question. We spend most of out waking time at work, so the interviewer wants to find out about your interests. Usually this question will pop up towards the end of the interview because they’ll be looking to see if your answer matches up with their impression of you. 

HOW DO YOU ANSWER?
Be honest, but not too honest. If you’re having a few days off because you’ve been working really hard, don’t be embarrassed to admit that there’s nothing you’d like better than to stay in bed all day watching Gossip Girl, or hanging out with friends. If you have any interesting hobbies, this is your chance to let your potential boss know you’re keen on baking/knitting/zumba. But be realistic with your answer – don’t suggest you want to climb Mount Everest in one day’s holiday…

(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘So you want to be a Fashion Stylist’ in Issue 1st April 2013, I did not write this!)

Also posted in http://lifeisfunbeingme.wordpress.com/

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