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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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3. What do you think of your previous chief?



Bad answer:
“He was completely incompetent, and a nightmare to work with, which is why I’ve moved on”

Remember: if you get the job, the person interviewing you will some day be your previous boss. The last thing they want is to hire someone who they know is going to badmouth them some day. Instead of trashing your former employer, stay positive, and focus on what you learned from them (no matter how awful they might have been).

Good answer:
“My last chief taught me the importance of time management – he didn’t pull any punches, and was extremely driven. His no-nonsense attitude pushed me to work harder, and to meet goals I never even thought were possible.”




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    ashley1991

    almost 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Well first let me say this I'm a very tuff young lady. I don't take anything from anybody. I dislike criminals with a passion and I know what I'm capable of.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    good person and help full

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    my chaligents

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    never did

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    nnot good the people was bad

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    happy and safety

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    old jobs

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

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

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    passing the police test

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    getup set

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    A Police Officer

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    cambridge police

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    My last chief was ok

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    I have four police officers in my familiy

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