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Information Technology Jobs: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job in Information Technology

Information Technology Jobs: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job in Information Technology

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Information Technology Jobs: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job in Information Technology

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Jun 1, 2011


The Ultimate Interview Book for the information technology generalist!

In the increasingly global and competitive world of information technology and applications programming, job interviewing is a critical skill to acquire. With adequate preparation, you can position yourself to win the job. More than just a list of ambiguous problems and puzzles to solve on your own time, IT Generalist Interview Questions provides in depth, real-world questions and answers given on real programming and information technology job interviews. Throughout the book are also detailed explanations which help you understand the trickiest of questions – so you can answer with confidence.

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Information Technology Jobs: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job in Information Technology

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Introduction by: Jim Stewart

Information Technology Jobs: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job in Information Technology

ISBN: 978-1-4657-6915-2

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Table of Contents

Programming Interviews

Question 1: Tell me about yourself

Question 2: What are your greatest strengths?

Question 3: What are your greatest weaknesses?

Question 4 Tell me about something you did that you feel ashamed of

Question 5: Why are you leaving this position?

Question 6: The Silent Treatment

Question 7: Why should I hire you?

Question 8: Aren’t you overqualified for this position?

Question 9: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Question 10: Describe your ideal company, location and job

Question 11: Why do you want to work at our company?

Question 12: What are your career options?

Question 13: Why have you been out of work?

Question 14: Tell me about the strong and weak points of your boss

Question 15: What good books have you read lately?

Question 16: Tell me about the last time your work was criticized

Question 17: What are your outside interests?

Question 18: The Fatal Flaw question

Question 19: How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?

Question 20: On confidential matters…

Question 21: Would you lie for the company?

Question 22: Looking back, what would you do differently?

Question 23: Could you have done better in your last job?

Question 24: Can you work under pressure?

Question 25: What makes you angry?

Question 26: Why aren’t you earning more money?

Question 27: Who has inspired you in your life and why?

Question 28: What was your toughest decision?

Question 29: Tell me about the most boring job you’ve had

Question 30: Have you been absent from work frequently?

Question 31: What changes would you make if you came on board?

Question 32: You don’t have much experience…

Question 33: How do you feel about working nights and weekends?

Question 34: Are you willing to relocate or travel?

Question 35: Have you had experience firing people?

Question 36: Why have you had so many jobs?

Question 37: What do you see as the proper role of a (job title you’re seeking)?

Question 38: What would you say to your boss if you think he is wrong?

Question 39: How could you have improved your career progress?

Question 40: What would you do if a fellow executive on your own level wasn’t pulling his/her weight?

Question 41: Won’t it be hard switching to a new company?

Question 42: May I contact your present employer for a reference?

Question 43: Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill…managing ability, etc.)

Question 44: Where could you use some improvement?

Question 45: What do you worry about?

Question 46: How many hours a week do you normally work?

Question 47: What’s the most difficult part of being a (job title)?

Question 48: The Hypothetical Problem

Question 49: What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?

Question 50: Have you considered starting your own business?

Question 51: What are your goals?

Question 52: What do you look for when you hire people?

Question 53: Sell me this stapler…

Question 54: The Salary Question

Question 55: Discriminatory Questioning

Question 56: The Secret Illegal Question

Question 57: Toughest part of job

Question 58: How do you define success?

Question 59: The Opinion Question

Question 60: If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?

Question 61: Did you do your best work at your last job?

Question 62: Why should I hire you instead of promoting someone from within?

Question 63: Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company…

Question 64: On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer

Question 65: Are you a team player?

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