Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic thrust millions of people into an unwelcome, frightening employment situation. Those who found themselves instantly unemployed never could have guessed that this is what they would face in spring 2020. Still others were anticipating a promotion that has now been put on hold indefinitely.
Especially in a tight labor market, if you are a desirable candidate with a strong skill set, it may seem that you are holding all the cards. But until you get the offer letter, you are just another candidate.
Consider this scenario: you are interviewing, everything is going well, until a question comes up that may turn everything upside down. The question could be any of these, or many others, for that matter: