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Top 7 Questions Most Often Asked By Interviewers
By Terri Levine
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To be prepared for an interview, it is helpful to have an understanding of the questions you may be asked and to have prepared answers for them. As you read the questions below, think of adaptations to these and then answer them. You may want to say your answers out loud while looking in a mirror to see how you look and sound. Another great tip is to record your answers into a tape recorder and then play it back and see what it sounds like. Practice your answers and then go take charge of your career and get the job you want and find the employer you want to work for!
- Which supervisors have you found easiest to work with and which have been most difficult? (This is to judge your adaptability)
- What did you like best and least about your previous job? (Checking your administration and management skills)
- Have you ever had to get a point across to different types of people? Give me an example and tell me what approach you took. (Finding out about your communication skills)
- Describe a work-related problem you had to face recently. What did you do to deal with it? (Decision making skills test)
- Give me an example of a time you did more than what was required in your job. (Seeing initiative)
- Give me an example of a time you found it necessary to make an exception to the rules in order to get something done. (How is your integrity?)
- What was the best decision you ever made? What were the alternatives? How did you go about making it? (Checking your judgment)
- Tell me about a time you had to gain the cooperation of a group over which you had little or no authority. What did you do? How effective were you? (Leadership)
- Have you ever had trouble learning a new method or procedure? How did you deal with that situation? (Investigating your learning ability)
- Tell me about a problem you have had that would affect more than one department. How did you try to solve it? (For organizational cooperation)
Terri is a career and personal coach who is a recognized leader and published author in career management and professional and career coaching. Terri can be visited on the Web at www.comprehensivecoaching.com [http://www.comprehensivecoaching.com].
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Article Submitted On: January 17, 2000