TOUGH QUESTIONS - TOUGHQUESTIONS When invited for a job...

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TOUGH QUESTIONS When invited for a job interview, we expect to go through the familiar  chronological set of questions and we are generally well prepared for such a  classic exercise. But what about those unexpected and confusing type of  questions such as:  "So...tell us about yourself" Er!...about   me!...sure   I   am   a   Hard   worker...there's   nothing   wrong   with  me...While this may be seen as an easy one, quite a few solid candidates  blundered on this simple question. The reason is that we are not accustomed  to sell our abilities and competence like a product. For those who have given  it some thought, this is the right opportunity to talk about your strengths  such as your enthusiasm, leadership, self-confidence and reliability, with a  few anecdotes supporting your points.  What would you say is your strongest quality        You certainly have numerous qualities and since you have to choose only  one be careful as it will also reflect your values. Some might say honesty,  others reliability or sense of leadership, but whatever it might be, be ready to  make reference to a situation where you have demonstrated such a strength. What interests you most about this position? Your   education,   training   and   experience   background   as   well   as   your  accomplishments   should   provide   good   references   for   answering   that  question. Do not hesitate to stress the fact that this would represent  a 
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dynamic move, while giving you the opportunity to grow, to increase your  responsibilities, your know-how and possibly to reach new goals. Do you work well under pressure? Everyone will say yes but it would be more convincing if you could provide  examples of situations when you have remained cool under fire. Be careful  not to choose a situation of crisis for which you were the one responsible! If you could change one thing about your personality, what   would it be? Why?  Your answer to such a question could turn positive if you choose a feature  related   to   your   attitude   and   determination.   Comments   such   as   "I   am  sometimes impatient with slow performers" or "Being very demanding on  myself I sometimes expect too much from others" are good. Keep in mind  that most interviewers will use the information you give to raise even more  incisive questions. Interviews should never end leaving a doubt, a negative element, a failure or  a "limited" success. Every situation as regrettable or painful as it might have  been, has served you positively. Those lessons of the past have helped you  developing your know-how and have contributed in some way to your  achievements.
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