Sometimes this tactic works because the interviewers might get discracted or not have the nerve to issue a follow-up question.
Other times, it may show the interviewee on a less than flattering light.
Now, here are some tips when you are in a crisis situation.
Don’t interrupt the interviewer,even if you know what the question will be.
Do show that you are in control by saying:
- “This is problem which was the result ofReason 2
- Reason 1
- Reason 2
- Reason 3
- This is what we are doing about it
- Action 1 Led by me
- Action 2 Led by VP marketing
- Action 3 Led by COO
- You will be kept up to date by me / head of communication
- Contact information.