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Job Interview Question: Describe Your Employment History

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Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to be able to review their work history in detail.

Know Your Employment History

Be prepared to tell the interviewer the names of the companies you worked for, your job title, your starting and ending dates of employment, how much you earned and what your job entailed.

You'd be surprised how many job applicants fumble when asked about prior employment. Don't be one of them! Refresh your memory prior to the interview by reviewing your resume, so you can speak about your prior work history in detail and accurately.

If you don't have a resume, make sure what you tell the interviewer matches what you filled out on your job application.

The best way to prepare is to download a sample job application ahead of time. Complete the sample application and bring it with you when you are applying for employment. This way you will be able to copy the information rather than having to remember dates and other employment information.

How to Find Your Employment History

If you aren't sure of your dates of employment at the companies you worked for, here's how to find your employment history.

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