Interview tomorrow, a few questions

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Re: Interview tomorrow, a few questions

Postby P. Lues » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:15 am


you have a lot more experience than me when it comes to careers so i'm not going to argue. You are probably right.

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Re: Interview tomorrow, a few questions

Postby PG » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:31 am

There are multiple reasons for why you should only use your own answers.

1) You may get follow-up questions and if the first reply wasnt really yours it quickly gets complicated. If your reply sounds like it is prepared the probability of follow-up questions increases

2) A single bad reply to a question during an interiew results in follow-up questions and potentially a small negative. If you give the impression that you are not entirely truthful you are out.

3) The interview is about two things. The company wants to find a new employee that will be a good fit for the position and you want to find a position in which you will enjoy yourself. Sticking to the truth and to your own answers to questions increases the probability for this to happen.
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Re: Interview tomorrow, a few questions

Postby Ben T. » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:51 pm

Interview went well, but I'm not certain I aced it. Definitely didn't fail it though. Are these mistakes enough to cost me the job?

1. When asked, "Plan to go to graduate school?", I answered truthfully and said, "I have some vague ideas about it, but nothing is definitely certain, and I definitely don't plan to attend within the next 5 years.

2. When asked, "Describe a moral situation and what you did?", I drew a blank for a good 10-15 seconds before coming up with something.

3. I made a small date mistake on my resume, for an academic award I won. When discussing it, I said a different date than the one on the resume (but I'm not sure he noticed).
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Re: Interview tomorrow, a few questions

Postby PG » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:32 am

1.depends on the person and how they interpreted the answer.

2.Doesnt matter, you didnt know the question in advance and thinking before you answer is usually a good thing

3.even if they noticed noone will care
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