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500 Questions: About the Industry, Part Two

What is your idea of how the industry works? The interviewer does not want a long dissertation, just the reassurance that you understand it is in business to make a profit as quickly and easily as possible, and in a manner that will encourage repeat business from the existing client base. Finish your answer with…

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500 Questions: About the Industry, Part One

Tell me a little about the field you work in and specifically what future do you see it having? With either education or experience, you should certainly be prepared to answer a question that asks about the history of your field of work. Answer briefly and with confidence. Demonstrate experience and confidence. Give the interviewer…

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500 Questions: About the Position

What are you looking for in a position? Illustrate that you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and contribute to the growth of the company while helping create some advancement opportunities for yourself. This kind of answer shows ambition, willingness to work for opportunity, and a desire to work for a dynamic…

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500 Questions: About Your Skills, Part Two

How fast can you type? In today’s business world, with the use of computers being so prevalent, it is almost impossible not to be able to type in some fashion or another. If you are a touch-typist, by all means indicate that as one of your strengths. If you barely know you way around a…

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500 Questions: About Your Skills, Part One

How well can you multi-task? The interviewer wants to know if you can manage multiple projects at the same time. Draw on previous experience that demonstrates your ability and strengths in this area. Describe your professional character, including thoroughness, diligence, and accountability. Demonstrate how you gather resources, use time-management techniques and go the extra mile….

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500 Questions: About Your Experience, Part Three

Looking back on the experience, you think there’s anything you could’ve done to improve the relationship with your previous manager? Of course you do. The work experience you have had since has shown you how to better accept criticism. Now that you have a better understanding of the pressures your supervisors are under, you can…

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500 Questions: About Your Experience, Part Two

Have your ever done this type of work before? Never say “No”. No two jobs are exactly alike. What the interviewer wants to know is whether you can learn the job in a reasonable time. Tell him about your past experience, your education, and training related to the job, non-paid experience related to the job,…

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500 Questions: About Your Experience, Part One

Describe a project that did not turn out the way you expected. Discuss a project over which you had no final control. Focus on the positive steps you would take if you could go back and do it all over again. In what areas do you feel you need additional experience? If you mention an…

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500 Questions: Your Career Goals, Part Two

What motivated you to change careers at this time? Answer this question as honestly as you can, while maintaining a positive and amiable manner. Explain your reasons for leaving your employment in such a way that the interviewer is aware that you seek personal growth and development. Would you ever consider starting your own company?…

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500 Questions: Career Goal Questions, Part One

What are your long-term objectives? Your employer is attempting to determine if you have plans to stay with the firm. Let them know that if you are selected for the position, you would hope to meet your goals and take advantage of opportunities to learn so you would be considered for other positions within the…

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500 Questions: Your Work Style, Part Three

How do you handle change? You want to indicate that you handle change very well. Business is about change. In order to remain competitive, we have to adapt to changes in technology, personnel, leadership, business structure, the types of services we deliver and even the products we produce. How do you go about making important…

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500 Questions: About Your Work Style, Part Two

This is the second of three parts where we discuss your work style during the interview process. Share an example of your determination. Describe a time you persevered to accomplish a goal. A personal goal, such as one that reflects an interest in developing a new skill, would be appropriate here. Demonstrate how you gather…

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500 Questions: About Your Work Style, Part One

In our continuation of 500 Questions, we shift from discussing your resume to your work style. Tell me about a problem that you failed to anticipate. This question forces you to be humble but gives you an opportunity to relate an incident from which you learned an important lesson. Relate, in retrospect, the warning signs…

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500 Questions: About Your Resume, Part Two

This article is a continuation of our 500 Questions series and specifically discusses how to respond to questions about your resume. Why are you currently unemployed? Answer with a positive attitude and state the reason why you are currently looking for work. Be careful that whatever you say about a previous employer is favorable. Many…

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500 Questions: About Your Resume, Part One

Why have you moved so frequently from one job to another? You may have very good reasons for having to change jobs frequently and if so, briefly state them. The most valid reasons for leaving a job are personal growth, career enhancement, or increased compensation. Persuade the interviewer that you are interested in working for…

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500 Questions: Starting The Interview

Providing you access to a knowledge base of the 500 most common interview questions, the answers, and most importantly, the psychology behind the questions. The following questions are related to Starting the Interview. Why do you want to work here? To answer this question, you must have researched the company and built a strong background…

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