Are you applying for a manager position? Check out my example answer to the common interview question: “How would you fire someone?” Other questions that require a similar answer are: “Have you ever fired someone? If so, how did it make you feel?”
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to examine your confidence to fire someone and how you approach the situation. It’s in the interest of a company that managers don’t let their personal feelings interfere in the decision-making process. Structure and verbalize a rational response to this question.
√ Do show signs of granite-like sternness and monkish austerity. Ideally, you come across as a self-assured candidate that is able to set aside emotions that’s in the company’s best interest.
X Don’t show signs of excitement or eagerness. The idea of firing someone requires a more reserved tone of voice and courteous attitude.