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64InterviewQuestions

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HowtoAnswerTheToughestInterviewQuestionsTHISBOOKISDESIGNEDTOPROVIDEACCURATEINFORMATIONONTHESUBJECTSCOVEREDHOWEVER,ITISDONEWITHTHEUNDERSTANDINGTHATTHEPUBLISHERISNOTENGAGEDINRENDERINGLEGAL,ACCOUNTINGORPROFESSIONALSERVICESIFLEGALADVICEOROTHERPROFESSIONALASSSTANCEISREQUIRED,THESERVICESOFACOMPETENT,PROFESSIONALPERSONSHOUIDBESOUGHTANYNAMESUSEDINTHETEXTAREFICTITIOUSANDFORILLUSTRATIVEPURPOSESONLYANYRESEMBLANCETOACTUALPERSONSORCOMPANIESISPURELYCOINCIDENTALANDUNINTENTIONALDedication:Thisreportisdedicatedtocourageandknowledge,thetwoqualitiesmostneededtosucceedinanyhumanchallenge,especiallyajobsearchToughestQuestionsPageTableofContentsGeneralGuidelinesinAnsweringInterviewQuestionsQTellmeaboutyourselfQWhatareyourgreateststrengthsQWhatareyourgreatestweaknessesQTellmeaboutsomethingyoudid–orfailedtodo–thatyounowfeelalittleashamedofQWhyareyouleaving(ordidyouleave)thispositionQThe“SilentTreatment”QWhyshouldIhireyouQAren’tyouoverqualifiedforthispositionQWheredoyouseeyourselffiveyearsfromnowQDescribeyouridealcompany,locationandjobQWhydoyouwanttoworkatourcompanyQWhatareyourcareeroptionsrightnowQWhyhaveyoubeenoutofworksolongQTellmehonestlyaboutthestrongpointsandweakpointsofyourboss(company,managementteam,etc)…QWhatgoodbookshaveyoureadlatelyQTellmeaboutasituationwhenyourworkwascriticizedQWhatareyouroutsideinterestQThe“FatalFlaw”questionQHowdoyoufeelaboutreportingtoayoungerperson(minority,woman,etc)QOnconfidentialmatters…QWouldyoulieforthecompanyQLookingback,whatwouldyoudodifferentlyinyourlifeQCouldyouhavedonebetterinyourlastjobQCanyouworkunderpressureQWhatmakesyouangryQWhyaren’tyouearningmoremoneyatthisstageofyourcareerQWhohasinspiredyouinyourlifeandwhyQWhatwasthetoughestdecisionyoueverhadtomakeQTellmeaboutthemostboringjobyou’veeverhadQHaveyoubeenabsentfromworkmorethanafewdaysinanypreviouspositionQWhatchangeswouldyoumakeifyoucameonboardQI’mconcernedthatyoudon’thaveasmuchexperienceaswe’dlikein…QHowdoyoufeelaboutworkingnightsandweekendsQAreyouwillingtorelocateortravelQDoyouhavethestomachtofirepeopleHaveyouhadexperiencefiringmanypeopleQWhyhaveyouhadsomanyjobsQWhatdoyouseeastheproperrolemissionof……agood(jobtitleyou’reseeking)…agoodmanager…anexecutiveinservingthecommunity…aleadingcompanyinourindustryetcToughestQuestionsPageQWhatwouldyousaytoyourbossifhe’scrazyaboutanidea,butyouthinkitstinksQHowcouldyouhaveimprovedyourcareerprogressQWhatwouldyoudoifafellowexecutiveonyourowncorporatelevelwasn’tpullinghisherweight…andthiswashurtingyourdepartmentQYou’vebeenwithyourfirmalongtimeWon’titbehardswitchingtoanewcompanyQMayIcontactyourpresentemployerforareferenceQGivemeanexampleofyourcreativity(analyticalskill…managingability,etc)QWherecouldyouusesomeimprovementQWhatdoyouworryaboutQHowmanyhoursaweekdoyounormallyworkQWhat’sthemostdifficultpartofbeinga(jobtitle)QThe“HypotheticalProblem”QWhatwasthetoughestchallengeyou’veeverfacedQHaveyouconsiderstartingyourownbusinessQWhatareyourgoalsQWhatdoyouforwhenyouhirepeopleQSellmethisstapler…(thispencil…thisclock…orsomeotherobjectoninterviewer’sdesk)Q“TheSalaryQuestion”–HowmuchmoneydoyouwantQTheIllegalQuestionQThe“Secret”IllegalQuestionQWhatwasthetoughestpartofyourlastjobQHowdoyoudefinesuccess…andhowdoyoumeasureuptoyourowndefinitionQ“TheOpinionQuestion”–Whatdoyouthinkabout…Abortion…ThePresident…TheDeathPenalty…(oranyothercontroversialsubject)QIfyouwon$millionlottery,wouldyoustillworkQLookingbackonyourlastposition,haveyoudoneyourbestworkQWhyshouldIhireyoufromtheoutsidewhenIcouldpromotesomeonefromwithinQTellmesomethingnegativeyou’veheardaboutourcompany…QOnascaleofonetoten,ratemeasaninterviewerToughestQuestionsPageGeneralGuidelinesinAnsweringInterviewQuestionsEveryoneisnervousoninterviewsIfyousimplyallowyourselftofeelnervous,you'lldomuchbetterRememberalsothatit'sdifficultfortheintervieweraswellIngeneral,beupbeatandpositiveNeverbenegativeRehearseyouranswersandtimethemNevertalkformorethanminutesstraightDon'ttrytomemorizeanswerswordforwordUsetheanswersshownhereasaguideonly,anddon'tbeafraidtoincludeyourownthoughtsandwordsTohelpyourememberkeyconcepts,jotdownandreviewafewkeywordsforeachanswerRehearseyouranswersfrequently,andtheywillcometoyounaturallyininterviewsAsyouwillreadintheaccompanyingreport,thesinglemostimportantstrategyininterviewing,asinallphasesofyourjobsearch,iswhatwecall:"TheGreatestExecutiveJobFindingSecret"AndthatisFindoutwhatpeoplewant,thanshowthemhowyoucanhelpthemgetitFindoutwhatanemployerwantsmostinhisorheridealcandidate,thenshowhowyoumeetthosequalificationsInotherwords,youmustmatchyourabilities,withtheneedsoftheemployerYoumustsellwhatthebuyerisbuyingTodothat,beforeyouknowwhattoemphasizeinyouranswers,youmustfindoutwhatthebuyerisbuyingwhatheislookingforAndthebestwaytodothatistoaskafewquestionsyourselfYouwillseehowtobringthisoffskillfullyasyoureadthefirsttwoquestionsofthisreportButregardlessofhowyouaccomplishit,youmustrememberthisstrategyaboveall:beforeblurtingoutyourqualifications,youmustgetsomeideaofwhattheemployerwantsmostOnceyouknowwhathewants,youcanthenpresentyourqualificationsastheperfect“key”thatfitsthe“lock”ofthatposition•Otherimportantinterviewstrategies:•Turnweaknessesintostrengths(You'llseehowtodothisinafewmoments)•ThinkbeforeyouanswerApausetocollectyourthoughtsisahallmarkofathoughtfulpersonAsadailyexercise,practicebeingmoreoptimisticForexample,tryputtingapositivespinoneventsandsituationsyouwouldnormallyregardasnegativeThisisnotmeanttoturnyouintoaPollyanna,buttosharpenyoursellingskillsThebestsalespeople,aswellasthebestlikedinterviewcandidates,comeoffasbeingnaturallyoptimistic,"cando"peopleYouwilldramaticallyraiseyourlevelofattractivenessbydailypracticingtobemoreoptimisticBehonestneverlieToughestQuestionsPageKeepaninterviewdiaryRightaftereachinterviewnotewhatyoudidright,whatcouldhavegonealittlebetter,andwhatstepsyoushouldtakenextwiththiscontactThentakethosestepsDon'tbeliketheofhumanitywhosaytheywillfollowuponsomething,butneverdoAboutthequestionsYoumightfeelthattheanswerstothefollowingquestionsare“canned”,andthattheywillseldommatchupwiththeexactwayyouareaskedthequestionsinactualinterviewsThequestionsandanswersaredesignedtobeasspecificandrealisticaspossibleButnopreparationcananticipatethousandsofpossiblevariationsonthesequestionsWhat'simportantisthatyouthoroughlyfamiliarizeyourselfwiththemainstrategiesbehindeachanswerAnditwillbeinvaluabletoyouifyoucommittomemoryafewkeywordsthatletyouinstantlycalltomindyourbestanswertothevariousquestionsIfyoudothis,andfollowtheprinciplesofsuccessfulinterviewingpresentedhere,you'regoingtodoverywellGoodluckandgoodjobhunting!ToughestQuestionsPageQuestionTellmeaboutyourselfTRAPS:Beware,aboutofallinterviewsbeginwiththis“innocent”questionManycandidates,unpreparedforthequestion,skewerthemselvesbyrambling,recappingtheirlifestory,delvingintoancientworkhistoryorpersonalmattersBESTANSWER:StartwiththepresentandtellwhyyouarewellqualifiedforthepositionRememberthatthekeytoallsuccessfulinterviewingistomatchyourqualificationstowhattheinterviewerislookingforInotherwordsyoumustsellwhatthebuyerisbuyingThisisthesinglemostimportantstrategyinjobhuntingSo,beforeyouanswerthisoranyquestionit'simperativethatyoutrytouncoveryourinterviewer'sgreatestneed,want,problemorgoalTodoso,makeyoutakethesetwosteps:Doallthehomeworkyoucanbeforetheinterviewtouncoverthisperson'swantsandneeds(notthegeneralizedneedsoftheindustryorcompany)Asearlyasyoucanintheinterview,askforamorecompletedescriptionofwhatthepositionentailsYoumightsay:“IhaveanumberofaccomplishmentsI'dliketotellyouabout,butIwanttomakethebestuseofourtimetogetherandtalkdirectlytoyourneedsTohelpmedo,that,couldyoutellmemoreaboutthemostimportantprioritiesofthispositionAllIknowiswhatI(heardfromtherecruiter,readintheclassifiedad,etc)”Then,ALWAYSfollowupwithasecondandpossibly,thirdquestion,todrawouthisneedsevenmoreSurprisingly,it'susuallythissecondorthirdquestionthatunearthswhattheinterviewerismostlookingforYoumightasksimply,"Andinadditiontothat"or,"Isthereanythingelseyouseeasessentialtosuccessinthisposition:Thisprocesswillnotfeeleasyornaturalatfirst,becauseitiseasiersimplytoanswerquestions,butonlyifyouuncovertheemployer'swantsandneedswillyouranswersmakethemostsensePracticeaskingthesekeyquestionsbeforegivingyouranswers,theprocesswillfeelmorenaturalandyouwillbelightyearsaheadoftheotherjobcandidatesyou'recompetingwithAfteruncoveringwhattheemployerislookingfor,describewhytheneedsofthisjobbearstrikingparallelstotasksyou'vesucceededatbeforeBesuretoillustratewithspecificexamplesofyourresponsibilitiesandespeciallyyourachievements,allofwhicharegearedtopresentyourselfasaperfectmatchfortheneedshehasjustdescribedToughestQuestionsPageQuestionWhatareyourgreateststrengthsTRAPS:Thisquestionseemslikeasoftballlob,butbepreparedYoudon'twanttocomeacrossasegotisticalorarrogantNeitheristhisatimetobehumbleBESTANSWER:Youknowthatyourkeystrategyistofirstuncoveryourinterviewer'sgreatestwantsandneedsbeforeyouanswerquestionsAndfromQuestion,youknowhowtodothisPriortoanyinterview,youshouldhavealistmentallypreparedofyourgreateststrengthsYoushouldalsohave,aspecificexampleortwo,whichillustrateseachstrength,anexamplechosenfromyourmostrecentandmostimpressiveachievementsYoushould,havethislistofyourgreateststrengthsandcorrespondingexamplesfromyourachievementssowellcommittedtomemorythatyoucanrecitethemcoldafterbeingshakenawakeat:AMThen,onceyouuncoveryourinterviewer'sgreatestwantsandneeds,youcanchoosethoseachievementsfromyourlistthatbestmatchupAsageneralguideline,themostdesirabletraitsthatallemployerslovetoseeintheiremployeesare:Aproventrackrecordasanachieverespeciallyifyourachievementsmatchupwiththeemployer'sgreatestwantsandneedsIntelligencemanagement"savvy"HonestyintegrityadecenthumanbeingGoodfitwithcorporateculturesomeonetofeelcomfortablewithateamplayerwhomesheswellwithinterviewer'steamLikeabilitypositiveattitudesenseofhumorGoodcommunicationskillsDedicationwillingnesstowalktheextramiletoachieveexcellenceDefinitenessofpurposecleargoalsEnthusiasmhighlevelofmotivationConfidenthealthyaleaderToughestQuestionsPageQuestionWhatareyourgreatestweaknessesTRAPS:Bewarethisisaneliminatorquestion,designedtoshortenthecandidatelistAnyadmissionofaweaknessorfaultwillearnyouan“A”forhonesty,butan“F”fortheinterviewPASSABLEANSWER:DisguiseastrengthasaweaknessExample:“IsometimespushmypeopletoohardIliketoworkwithasenseofurgencyandeveryoneisnotalwaysonthesamewavelength”Drawback:Thisstrategyisbetterthanadmittingaflaw,butit'ssowidelyused,itistransparenttoanyexperiencedinterviewerBESTANSWER:(andanotherreasonit'ssoimportanttogetathoroughdescriptionofyourinterviewer'sneedsbeforeyouanswerquestions):AssuretheinterviewerthatyoucanthinkofnothingthatwouldstandinthewayofyourperforminginthispositionwithexcellenceThen,quicklyreviewyoustrongestqualificationsExample:“Nobody'sperfect,butbasedonwhatyou'vetoldmeaboutthisposition,IbelieveI'dmakeanoutstandingmatchIknowthatwhenIhirepeople,IlookfortwothingsmostofallDotheyhavethequalificationstodothejobwell,andthemotivationtodoitwellEverythinginmybackgroundshowsIhaveboththequalificationsandastrongdesiretoachieveexcellenceinwhateverItakeonSoIcansayinallhonestythatIseenothingthatwouldcauseyouevenasmallconcernaboutmyabilityormystrongdesiretoperformthisjobwithexcellence”Alternatestrategy(ifyoudon'tyetknowenoughaboutthepositiontotalkaboutsuchaperfectfit):Insteadofconfessingaweakness,describewhatyoulikemostandlikeleast,makingsurethatwhatyoulikemostmatchesupwiththemostimportantqualificationforsuccessintheposition,andwhatyoulikeleastisnotessentialExample:Let'ssayyou'reapplyingforateachingposition“Ifgivenachoice,Iliketospendasmuchtimeaspossibleinfrontofmyprospectsselling,asopposedtoshufflingpaperworkbackattheofficeOfcourse,Ilongagolearnedtheimportanceoffilingpaperworkproperly,andIdoitconscientiouslyButwhatIreallylovetodoissell(ifyourinterviewerwereasalesmanager,thisshouldbemusictohisears)QuestionTellmeaboutsomethingyoudid–orfailedtodo–thatyounowfeelalittleashamedofTRAPS:Therearesomequestionsyourinterviewerhasnobusinessasking,andthisisoneButwhileyoumayfeellikeanswering,“noneofyourbusiness,”naturallyyoucan’tSomeinterviewersaskthisquestiononthechanceyouadmittosomething,butifnot,atleastthey’llseehowyouthinkonyourfeetSomeunpreparedcandidates,flusteredbythisquestion,unburdenthemselvesofguiltfromtheirpersonallifeorcareer,perhapsexpressingregretsregardingaparent,spouse,child,etcAllsuchanswerscanbedisastrousToughestQuestionsPageBESTANSWER:Aswithfaultsandweaknesses,neverconfessaregretButdon’tseemasifyou’restonewallingeitherBeststrategy:Sayyo

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