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Readers Respond: Difficult Interview Questions

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customer service officer

Did you had any penalty during your current employment? A warning letter or salary deduction? If yes, why, and how did you overcome it?
—Guest M.A

Admin. Assistant

i=I'm just working at my new work from 5 months and i want to leave it and I excpect the follow question: Why do you want to leave your work although you work for 5 months only?
—Guest G A.Gawad

What Kind of Tree?

I would be a willow tree. Like a willow tree, I can bend without breaking, adapting to changes within an organization. Willow trees tend to soak up a lot of water from the ground and build strong roots. I also would soak up the environment and information within your organization, making the company and myself stronger.
—Guest Cristina

Personnal Matter Over Work?

How did you handle a time you prioritized a personal matter over work?
—SAMQ

job interview

tell about the time when you work or an idea ue yours was critized?
—Guest anamarie

What makes you different?

What makes you different from the other candidates we have interviewed?
—nishantpaliwal

Interview Question

I was asked how do I plan my day: "How do you plan your day"?
—Guest Mari

Over Qualified

They asked me why do I want a job I am over-qualified for?
—Guest Nicole

Customer Service

Describe a time when you had difficult customer. What was the situation? What were your action to resolve the issue? What was the outcome?
—Guest Peter

How do you build a rocket?

I was asked this question and guessed where to start: get experts and specs on the rocket. To this day I still don't know why I was asked this question since the job I was interviewing for was a nonprofit social service agency that had nothing to do with science or rockets.
—Guest Delia

1st Time Ever Interview Question

The vice president of the company posed this question, "Let's say you were hired for the position and six months down the road, your manager calls you into his office. He says, I'm sorry this is not working out, were are going to have to let you go. What would be the reason you were being terminated?" Wow, that is the first time I had ever heard this question in a management interview! Stumped me for a minute or two!
—MissBuffyR

Question

Have you ever worked with someone that you did not get along with as part of a team? How did you handle that situation.
—Guest konark bhurke

What makes you different?

What makes you different from the other candidates we have interviewed?
—Guest pudong

admin assistant

How did you handle a time you prioritized a personal matter over work?
—Guest annalyn

It Caught Me by Surprise and I Failed

I was given a list of 4 different areas in which this company provided services. Then I was asked to ranked them 1 to 4. Once the interviewer got the rank, she said in which the opening was...which I ranked number 4 (e.g. last) How was I supposed to fix that!
—Guest GC

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