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Interview Questions #1  - Quiz


Question 1: Why are you the best person for this job?

a:
"I've held a lot of positions like this one, and that experience will help me here."
b:
"Because I am good at what I do."
c:
"Our discussion here leads me to believe this is a good place to work."
d:
"You need someone who can produce results, and my background and experience are proof of my ability. For example..."
 


Question 2: If asked a point blank question such as: Are you creative? Are you analytical? Can you work under pressure? etc. What is the best way to answer?

a:
Answer yes or no.
b:
Answer yes and give a specific example.
c:
Answer yes and give an explanation.
d:
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Question 3: Describe yourself.

a:
Outline personal data, hobbies, and interests.
b:
Give an overview of your personality and work habits.
c:
Give three specific examples of your personality traits and accomplishments.
d:
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Question 4: Why are you in the job market?

a:
"I have invested a great deal of time with my company and become disenchanted with the way things are done."
b:
"I have a solid plan for my career. Within that plan I am looking for additional responsibility and more room for growth."
c:
"I have been passed over for promotions when I know I am capable of doing more. I want to move on to a company that will not stunt my growth."
d:
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Question 5: What are you looking for in a position?

a:
"I'm looking for an opportunity to apply my skills and contribute to the growth of the company while helping create some advancement opportunities for myself."
b:
"I'm looking for an organization that will appreciate my contributions and reward my efforts."
c:
"I'm looking for a position that will allow me to make enough money to support my lifestyle. I am a hard worker and will give a concerted effort to earn the money I need."
d:
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Question 6: What do you know about our organization?

a:
"I've done a little homework and here is what I know about your organization...(cite examples)"
b:
"Everything I've seen and heard makes me want to be a part of this organization. I understand your industry is ________ and your primary customer is __________. A particularly exciting part of your business appears to be _________ ."
c:
"I know enough to know this is an exciting place to work. It appears to be fit for my career goals."
d:
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Question 7: What are your short term objectives?

a:
"Short term, I just want a job."
b:
"Bills are beginning to pile up. In the short run I need to find work so I can keep up with my obligations."
c:
"Short-term, I'd like to find a position that is a good fit and where I can contribute to a company's bottom line. The position we are here to discuss today would appear to be such an opportunity. Could you tell me more about it?"
d:
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Question 8: What are your long term objectives?

a:
"I would think over long term I would be preparing myself to do your job."
b:
"If selected I would hope to meet my goals and take advantage of opportunities to learn so I will be considered for other positions within the company. I hope to build my career with a company such as this one."
c:
"Long term, I hope to start my own business."
d:
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Question 9: Where do you see yourself in five years?

a:
"In five years I will have either been promoted to your job or have started my own business."
b:
"This is a very volatile market. I find it difficult to project out five years."
c:
"That really depends on the firm I join. I would like to take a position with some responsibility and room for growth. The key is with the right challenge I intend to continually contribute and grow with the firm."
d:
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Question 10: Before we go any further, what kind of money do you need to make?

a:
"I was making 50k at my last job and I feel I am worth at least 10% more."
b:
"My salary requirements are negotiable. Your firm has a reputation of compensating employees fairly and I trust you would do the same in my case. I am very interested in finding the right opportunity and will be open to any fair offer when I do so."
c:
"Money is not very important to me. I need to be able to pay the bills but the work environment is far more important to me."
d:
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Question 11: What are your strengths?

a:
"I am good at giving constructive criticism to my coworkers. This honesty is something I'm very proud of and have found essential to having open working relationships."
b:
"I consider myself to be very consistent. I have proven myself to be someone who can be counted upon to do what is expected."
c:
"I have a determination and ability to get things done. At the same time, I have strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills. These skills combine to give me a unique ability to solve problems and then implement productive solutions."
d:
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Question 12: What do subordinates think of you?

a:
"They perceive me as a leader. The people who have worked for me learned a great deal under my direction and accomplished in many cases more than they thought possible."
b:
"My employees would tell you they got direction when they needed and the room to work when it was appropriate. I believe a measure of a good manager is how much he is able to get done through others."
c:
"They perceive me as someone who cared about them personally and had high expectations. Former employees would highlight three of my priorities, which are to build loyalty and a team environment, obtain results and develop people."
d:
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