50 Common Interview Questions and Answers
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0ave a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted and was then considered successful. 4ne related to the type of work applied for is a real plus.
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This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. ) short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.
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#umerous answers are good$ !ust stay positive. ) few good e(amples3Your ability to prioriti%e$ Your problemsolving skills$ Your ability to work under pressure$ Your ability to focus on pro!ects$ Your professional e(pertise$ Your leadership skills$ Your positive attitude .
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"tay away from a specific !ob. You cannot win. &f you say the !ob you are contending for is it$ you strain credibility. &f you say another !ob is it$ you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like3 ) !ob where & love the work$ like the people$ can contribute and can1t wait to get to work.
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5ive several reasons and include skills$ e(perience and interest.
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2o not be trivial. &t would take disloyalty to the organi%ation$ violence or lawbreaking to get you to ob!ect. :inor ob!ections will label you as a whiner.
-8( What %# 'ore %'2ortant to +o", the 'one+ or the or/
:oney is always important$ but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.
-9( What o"l$ +o"r 2rev%o"# #"2erv%#or #a+ +o"r #tronge#t 2o%nt %#/
There are numerous good possibilities3Loyalty$ *nergy$ 6ositive attitude$ Leadership$ Team player$ *(pertise$ &nitiative$ 6atience$ 0ard work$ ,reativity$ 6roblem solver
-:( Tell 'e a!o"t a 2ro!le' +o" ha$ %th a #"2erv%#or
Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. &f you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss$ you may well below the interview right there. "tay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.
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2on1t get trivial or negative. "afe areas are few but can include3#ot enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction ,ompany did not win a contract$ which would have given you more responsibility.
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