You don’t have to act like a yes-man during an interview to land a job. In fact, disagreeing with a potential employer can lead to a more engaged discussion. Challenging your interviewer in the right way can show good character and self-belief. At the same time, it’s an opportunity for potential employees to test how receptive the company is to change and new ideas. Some things to keep in mind when offering an alternative point of view:
- Adopt a cooperative mindset by acknowledging other views before offering your own.
- Rely on facts. If you can’t back up your view, it may be best to keep it to yourself.
- Ask yourself if the point you’re contesting is relevant to the job.
- Taking a moment before answering a question can demonstrate critical thinking.
- Don’t forget that interviews are an opportunity to showcase your expertise.
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