You might forget the words that you want to use or maybe you simply don’t know how to answer the question and feel stuck in the moment. On this page, you’ll learn what to say when you can’t answer the interview question OR what to say when you don’t have an answer. Check out the options and answers!
√ Do buy yourself some time by repeating the question AND by asking the interviewer to explain, define, rephrase or clarify the question further to make sure that you understand it correctly.
√ Do focus on what you do know instead of saying “I don’t know” OR “I’m not sure”. You want to think about something that is similar that you are familiar with and use that in your answer.
X Don’t ramble or mumble, but share with the interviewer how you think, process and solve problems. It’s understandable that you can’t answer all the questions, but you need to involve them by thinking out loud. That way, you avoid awkward silences and involve the interviewer.