Stress Interviews

In what is considered to be one of the toughest interviews of all, stress interviews test a candidate’s ability to stay focused under pressure and uncomfortable circumstances, more than anything else.

The interviewer could use various intimidating techniques such as asking irrelevant questions, staring silently, not paying attention, and speaking sternly. The candidate is expected to stay calm and professional under all circumstances.

Stress Interviews

Pros

  • The interviewer tries to evaluate the applicant’s response and manner under stress.
  • It is a chance to showcase your talent directly in a role-play kind of situation.

Cons

  • The interviewer may act uninterested, talk arrogantly, and behave aggressively.
  • The interviewer may ask difficult questions like – “Why were you fired?”