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There are literally thousands of “general interview questions”. We have selected the 15 most frequently asked questions
and have given you examples of how best to answer these questions.
1) Tell me about yourself
This is the most common question to begin the interview. It is so important that you are prepared for this question so
you can give a good solid first impression before the interviewer moves onto the more challenging questions. Be careful
to not to give the interviewer your life story or provide “too much information”. I have had candidates who have told me
how they have a criminal past or how they despised their family, and this is not something you need to voluntarily bring
up in an interview. Relevant facts about education and your career is all you need to be speaking about.
Tip: Remember to tailor your answers toward the job you are applying for. If you’re applying for a role as a fashion editor
for a magazine, tell the interviewer how from an early age you have always had a love for fashion and writing, and provide
examples about how your passion has bought you to that interview.
2) Why did you decide to leave your last job?
Be careful!!! Do NOT (and I can’t stress this enough) bad mouth your old employer. Present yourself in a positive way. It
is extremely unprofessional to talk badly about your previous company, boss or peers, no matter what the reason. You also
don’t know if this new hiring manager knows people from your old company. The best way to answer this question is to
tell them that you are looking for career advancement and you see this new company being the right career choice for you.
How to answer this question if you were fired:
TIP: If you were fired from your last job do not try to lie about it or cover it up in the interview. More than likely the
company will do a background check on you anyway, so it is best to be upfront and honest. Trust me, you are not the
first person to be fired. The best way to answer the question is to keep it brief and ensure the interview keeps flowing
forward. Turn the n...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2013 for the course BA 202 taught by Professor Cuongvu during the Fall '13 term at Copenhagen Business School.
- Fall '13