Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How would your previous manager describe you?” or “How would your previous work colleagues and boss describe you?”
The interviewer might ask this question to examine a candidate’s response. Those who provide a coherent, confident and determined response are more likely to be trusted and valuable to their team in contrast to those who hesitate or show signs of uncertainty. Use the CAR technique to structure this question:
√ Do provide an example to support your answer. You can also improve the credibility of your answer by referring the interviewer to some recommendations you’ve received on LinkedIn or references you’ve obtained over the years.
X Don’t say you ‘don’t know’ or that you are ‘not sure’. You need to come across as someone that is confident, trustworthy and a true asset to their team. If you can’t support your answer with references, then refer to your last performance review or casual discussions you’ve held.