In addition to asking insightful questions, you’ll want to be prepared to answer questions.
Although many of your interactions will be quite informal and seemingly unstructured, there will be some interviewers who are quite incisive in their style, asking penetrating and often difficult questions. Recruiters tend to be this way; they have limited time and are skilled at getting to the point.
You cannot anticipate every question. But if you prepare your responses and practice answering the difficult questions that appear below, you will be better equipped for the interview.
Although there may be multiple purposes underlying the questions asked by an interviewer, we have listed only one purpose for each question below.