When an interviewer asks a question and you blank on the answer, the silence can seem louder than a scream. You might not know how to answer or, more commonly, nerves get the best of you and your brain freezes up. Whether applying for a permanent job or a temporary position, many job seekers find themselves in this situation at one time or another.
Interviewing is all about research and strategy. You should know and understand not just the position, but also the company before you go in to meet with the hiring team. The better prepared an applicant is for an interview, the more confidence he or she has going in. Even then, that still doesn’t guarantee you won’t get thrown a question curve ball. Not to worry, though — keep these tips in mind the next time you find yourself in an interview where you’re strapped for an answer.