Stick to what has been asked and tackle the hard questions the right way.
These are the two important tips we have for you.
Answer only the question that is asked: Do not give any extra information until you have ascertained that it will help you.
More opportunities are lost by the interviewee giving too much information than by giving too little. When you have answered a question, stop. Don’t embroider, elaborate or ramble. Avoid boring details, especially anecdotes about old times, people and places. Be honest. If you don’t know the answer, say so.
Answer embarrassing questions: The more embarrassing or sensitive a question is, the shorter your answer should be. For example, if you are asked why you are leaving your current job, be brief. Although it’s tempting to explain such situations in detail, you will arouse more suspicions than you allay. It is much better to answer awkward questions succinctly. For example:
“Our industry had been experiencing tough economic times and my position was eliminated when two levels were combined into one.”
“Our acquisition by an off-shore firm changed the style of management and I could no longer see the opportunities for as much personal achievement.”
Then stop and leave it alone. If they want more details, they will ask.