Sometimes an interviewer wants to see how you would react under pressure; how you would respond to a stressful situation; and how quick you think on your feet. Interviewers may pretend to be furious, cynical (of your abilities), provocative, and/or challenging. Your goal is to not react to the situation by losing your cool. Instead:
- Stay composed, breathe deeply and slowly, and maintain eye contact.
- Recognize the artificially created scenario for what it is; don’t take it personally.
- Remain calm at all times; step into the process and role play.
- Remain on the positive side of the issues presented. Don’t get hostile or angry.