Have you considered the option of starting your own business?
This is a trap question. It has the potential to put you in danger-zone by immensely reducing your chances of being selected in the interview. If you give an answer in affirmation then your interview might be wrapped up in a while. Whereas if you give a negative answer to this question then it shall leave a negative impact on the interviewer that you are not a big dreamer.
The alert points to be taken care of while answering this question are:
1. Be smart and specific.
2. If your answer is a ‘no’ then, do let him know where you want to head in future and what course of action you plan to follow.
3. If your answer is a ‘yes’ then, put forward the terms and conditions that needs to be fulfilled before you make a final decision to start the same. Beware that you do not mention any plans to start your own business in near future. For eg., one needs certain particular entrepreneurship skills to start and run a business which you might be lacking at this particular time and hence plan to learn and develop all of these over a time-period.
Now, it’s time for 'participation':
*Assume that you are sitting in the interview room now.
*You have been asked to ‘Have you considered the option of starting your own business’. Go ahead; give it a try on how to answer the same. Post your own answers and get them reviewed .