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Job Interview Question: If You Could Relive The Last 10 Years Of Your Life

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When asking what you would do if you could relive your life, the interviewer is looking for a flaw in your interview. Always remember, the goal for the first few interviews is to get the next interview. For the interviewer, it is to weed out as many applicants as possible. Here's where a personal answer could work.

Personal Answer

I lost my mother to Alzheimer's. I wish I'd known more about the disease to help me through that difficult time.

Non-Personal Answers

Really, nothing. I've learned from each experience I've had.

I am actually very satisfied with the career I’ve chosen, and how it has progressed. I have learned important things at every stage, and from the people I have worked with.

I have had people ask me in the past if I would have been happier if I had started out in my current career instead of beginning in the business world. I am very glad that I have my experience in business, as I think it gives me unique insight and perspective that I otherwise wouldn’t have. Even though I love what I do now, I wouldn’t change how I got here.

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