This post explains in details the question #17 i.e “What would you do if I told you that you performed poorly during this interview?”. Click here to browse the list of common questions asked in interviews.
Question #17: What would you do if I told you that you performed poorly during this interview?
I would suggest candidates to maintain their cool and not to over react. Just think that your life is not going to end if you do not clear this interview. There is always a next time where you can prove yourself and get selected. The interviewer asks this question to see how you react to it. He is just checking your emotional balance. Few candidates burst at this declaration. It’s always recommended that you maintain your calm. The interviewer wants to know how you react when adversity affects you or when you are unprepared to handle a failure.
The interviewer wants to check how you respond to negative gestures or situations and wants to see your most balanced self. Life is not only about success, but you learn most from failures. You can tell the interviewer that it is ok and you will work on your skills and perform well next time. You will update your knowledge and fill in all the gaps to get a good position. When the interviewer tells you that you performed poorly, it hurts but then it is useless reacting to it though you might have worked day and night just for this interview. It is ok, accept interviewers response with a calm mind and move on. This is not the end of the world. Work harder and perform well in the coming interviews.
You can answer this question by telling that there might be some gaps between the current requirement and your current qualifications but its ok and next time you will sharpen your skills and appear for an interview. This is the positive answer to one of the negative question and it reflects your composed personality.
I would suggest candidates to remain cool when provoked by an interviewer. it’s no use reacting to situations. Sound professional and display matured personality to get selected.