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2009/07/19 18:10:25 (permalink)
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Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when....

Part of an email i received from the company im having an interview with.......
 
 
 
In particular you may want to prepare for your interview by thinking about the following areas:
  • your experience of taking responsibility
  • when you have had to learn something new
  • when you have had to organise something
  • when other people have had to rely upon you
  • how you will cope with working shifts and in all weathers
 
these areas that you will be able to discuss in the interview.
 
lets be honest, 99% BS there way through these.

'i split with my gf because it made me feel sick when i saw her eat hi gi carbs'
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    LMC
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:13:02 (permalink)
    Is the interview for a lollipop man? The questions could all refer to that profession.
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:13:52 (permalink)
    no, not for a lollipop man
    post edited by swift - 2009/07/19 18:15:10

    'i split with my gf because it made me feel sick when i saw her eat hi gi carbs'
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:14:23 (permalink)
    im suprised they told you what questions they will be asking before the itnerview lol

    prepare them all - Google interview answers there are some good do's and dont's
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:20:31 (permalink)
    Agree it's mainly BS, some of the ones i've had to do would be more suitable for someone with years of managerial experience rather than entry-level jobs.

    I think the key is to always refer to what you did, what you learnt etc, even if you're example isn't that exciting (let's be honest how many different situations could you have been involved in at 21-23?)....

    How you say it and how you explain it is as crucial as the examples itself etc. The average interviewer isn't going to remember your examples (unless they are genuinely impressive) but they will remember how you came across and the overall impression you left.
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:23:09 (permalink)
    Standard competency based questions. Remember the accronym CAR.

    Competency - What skill are they looking for e.g leadership.
    Action - What action you have taken in the past that demonstrates the above.
    Result - What was the result of the action you took.

    If I couldn't think of something I have done then I passed off others experiences as my own.
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:27:40 (permalink)
    swift

    no its for a copy and paste merchant

    ???
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:35:08 (permalink)
    lmc i thought you were taking the piss out of me with the lollipop man comment

    'i split with my gf because it made me feel sick when i saw her eat hi gi carbs'
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 18:37:57 (permalink)
    It's called a joke mate. Lighten up.
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    Copy & paste merchant........tsk!!!!!
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 19:12:57 (permalink)
    fair do's mate and i apologise

    'i split with my gf because it made me feel sick when i saw her eat hi gi carbs'
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 19:32:31 (permalink)
    anyone interested in giving me a job??


    seriously
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 19:32:39 (permalink)
    Just think of some answers that sound really good, if im totally honest ive had to lie to every half decent company ive ever worked for or else i wouldnt of got the job, so long as you can do the job it shouldnt be an issue. Good luck mate.
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 19:37:29 (permalink)
    Jeez, the standards for paper boy have really gone up.


    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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    Re:Those questions you get asked at interviews that involve giving an example of when.... 2009/07/19 20:29:21 (permalink)
    A candidate for a job once put that he could play the Saxpohone on his CV - when he arrived at the interview they gave him a Saxophone and told him to play it

    He couldnt.

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    A Candidate went in for an interview and the interviewee got up and sat underneath his desk (instead of on the chair) the person who got the job was the candidate who got under the desk and sat next to him lol - strange but true
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