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How would your friends describe you? | Toughest Questions

“My friends would probably say that I’m extremely persistent – I’ve never been afraid to keep going back until I get what I want. When I worked as a program developer, recruiting keynote speakers for a major tech conference, I … Continue reading

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What motivates you? | Toughest Questions

“I’ve always been motivated by the challenge of meeting a tough deadline – in my last role, I was responsible for a 100% success rate in terms of delivering our products on time and within budget. I know that this … Continue reading

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Describe a time when you did not get along with a co-worker. | Toughest Questions

“I used to lock heads with a fellow nurse in the INCU ward. We disagreed over a lot of things – from the care of patients to who got what shifts to how to speak with a child’s family. Our … Continue reading

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What did you like least about your last job?

“There was nothing about my last job that I hated, but I guess there were some things I liked less than others. My previous role involved traveling at least twice a month. While I do love to travel, twice a … Continue reading

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When were you most satisfied in your job? | Toughest Questions

“I’m a people person. I was always happiest – and most satisfied – when I was interacting with customers, making sure I was able to meet their needs and giving them the best possible customer experience. It was my favorite … Continue reading

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How do you explain your gap in employment? | Toughest Questions

“My work is important to me, so I won’t be satisfied with any old job. Instead of rushing to accept the first thing that comes my way, I’m taking my time and being selective to make sure my next role … Continue reading

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What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it? | Toughest Questions

“When I was in college, I took an art class to supplement my curriculum. I didn’t take it very seriously, and assumed that, compared to my Engineering classes, it would be a walk in the park. My failing grades at … Continue reading

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Why should I hire you? | Toughest Questions

“I’ve been an Executive Assistant for the past ten years – my boss has said time and time again that without me, the organization would fall apart. I’ve also taken the time to educate myself on some of the software … Continue reading

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What salary are you looking for? | Toughest Questions

“I’m more interested in the role itself than the pay. That said, I’d expect to be paid the appropriate range for this role, based on my five years of experience. I also think a fair salary would bear in mind … Continue reading

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What’s your greatest weakness? | Toughest Questions

“I’ve never been very comfortable with public speaking – which as you know, can be a hindrance in the workplace. Realizing this was a problem, I asked my previous employer if I could enroll in a speech workshop. He said … Continue reading

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