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The Toughest Interview Questions

Why do you want to leave your current job?
Donít say anything negative about your current employer. You might say that you are looking for new challenge.

What are you looking for in a new job?
Be honest. Don't focus on money

What position do you want to have in the next 5-10 years?
Be realistic. Look for reasonable progress with commensurate challenge.

What do you dislike the most about your current job?
Be very positive. Look to future "new challenges".

Have you applied with other companies?
Be honest.

What interests you the most about this position?
Very brief answer.

What income / salary are you expecting?
Money is not your primary motivation. Salary should be commensurate with your experience.

Tell me about yourself.
Ask what specific area they would like to know about. Avoid telling your life history. Focus on your skills and the experience you have that will benefit the employer.

Why do you want to work for this company?
Know about the company and structure your answer to fit.

What is your biggest weakness?
Turn into a positive. "Sometimes impatient to get the job done", "Frustrated with laziness" "Work too much"

What causes you to lose your temper?
Keep it bland, i.e. traffic, laziness or lateness. Do not get into anything heavy.

Who has been the most unforgettable influence in your life?
Donít let any story go more than 3-4 minutes.

If you had your choice of jobs and companies, which would you choose?
Donít give an answer that doesnít fit the position you are interviewing for.

When can you start?
When do you need me? If you donít give a reasonable notice to your current employer, future employers will fear similar treatment.

How would you evaluate your current employer or manager?
NO negatives.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your current/last job?
Be sure you have thought this question through.

What interests you the most about this position? The least?
Know the position well before you answer this question.