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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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15. How would your friends describe you?



Bad answer:
“I’m a really good listener.”

While being a good listener is a great personality trait, your employer probably doesn’t care all that much. It’s unlikely that they’re hiring you to be a shoulder to cry on. You’ll want to keep your answer relevant to the job you’re interviewing for, and as specific as possible. If you can, insert an example.

Good answer:
“My friends would probably say that I’m extremely persistent – I’ve never been afraid to keep going back until I get what I want. In college I worked as a program developer, recruiting keynote speakers for major conferences. I usually got one rejection after another – this was just the nature of the job. But I really wanted the big players – so I wouldn’t take no for an answer. I kept going back to them every time there was a new company on board, or some new value proposition. Eventually, many of them actually said “yes” – the program turned out to be so great that we doubled our attendees from the year before. A lot of people might have given up after the first rejection, but it’s just not in my nature. If I know something is possible, I have to keep trying until I get it."



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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    i have four police officers in my familiy and i have good eyes

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    passing the police test

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    getup set

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    A Police Officer

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    cambridge police

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    My last chief was ok

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I have four police officers in my familiy

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Because i can help people with there problems

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    jatlanta06

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I wanted to drive fast and shoot guns.

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    fireems31

    over 4 years ago

    318 Comments

    This will be a great foundation for me since I am just starting out and need to brush up on my interview skills.

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    TRPD758

    over 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    Very informative

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    mmmm

    over 4 years ago

    550 Comments

    As I approach retirement from my current employer I have begun to seek my next employment. This article was helpful to remind me of some job interview tecniques that I have not used in some time.

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    clobster

    over 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    FrankCastle43, the example for the "tell us about yourself" questions is a bad one. Most departments ask for single greatest strength or multiple strengths as it is. And few people work with a department before making the move to a job as an officer.

    However, it's not necessarily a bad question to ask. It gives the panel an idea of who you are. It's an opportunity to establish yourself as a hard working member of society looking to give back to their community, not some boob who sits on the couch and goes drinking with his friend's and works part-time at McDonalds.

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    ac314stl

    over 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    Thanks! This is very helpful!

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