Interview Question Series: Why should we not hire you?



So many of you my readers came to me and asked for how to answer this tricky question: Why should we NOT hire you?


I was honestly dumbfounded, I never encountered this question before. So I took it as a challenge. I did some thinking and researched. I figured out how to tackle this particular question and now I am going to share it to you.


After some digging, I realized this question is a Surprise Type of Interview Question.

During a surprise question, the recruiter wants to assess the ff:

-How quick do you think on your feet.

-How your logic works.

-How you handle failing.

Most surprise questions really don’t have a correct answer. The real test is to see how the applicant will handle the situation. It is more of a test of character type of question.

Learn the other types of Interview questions for cabin crew open day on my upcoming workshop.


-Keep your composure. Smile and carry on.

-Decide for a logical answer and try to explain why you chose that line of reasoning.

-Always find a way to steer a negative conversation into a positive one.

Join my upcoming in person workshop to learn the different interview questions for cabin crew, how to formulate your answers and deliver it with flying colors.

Interview Success Workshop is happening on March 2, 2019 1pm at the Max’s Restaurant, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Click here to save your seat!

Sample answer:

I am the type of person who believes in doing her best in any undertaking. So when I came in here for the interview this morning, I truly believe that I can do this job. I prepared 100% for it and I am confident that my skills and personality fit the role of a cabin crew. I honestly can’t think of any reason why I should not be hired. Given the chance, I’d like to tell you all about the reasons why I think I should be hired instead. 🙂

Another Option:

Its a fact that humans are not perfect and I am sure I come with my own faults and quirks as a person.  However, being a cabin crew has been my dream job and I have dedicated many years preparing for the job by finishing a degree in tourism and cultivating my skills in customer service. I am positive that I have what it takes to do this job right and given the chance I will prove it to you through my hard work and excellence. 🙂

Watch my video version of this post here:

I have also made other videos of different interview questions like “Tell me about yourself” and “What is your biggest weakness” on my YouTube channel so make sure that you are subscribed.

What other questions do you want me to cover on my next video? Comment it below!

Till next time!


Fly with you soon!







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