In this post we look at the stress interview. If you’re interviewing for consulting positions, then you may be subjected to one.
The aim of the stress interview is to put you under pressure in order to see how you will react and whether you can calmly defend yourself.
Your interviewers might do this in one of two ways.
They might ask you questions, one after another in rapid fire succession, while at the same time making disparaging or rude comments about your answers.
Alternatively, they may give you the silent treatment, sitting sullenly in silence, waiting for you to start talking and then making you explain even your most basic comments.
Stay calm, it’s only a test.
[For more information on consulting interviews, please download “The HUB’s Guide to Consulting Interviews“.]