RE: common interview question

Subject: RE: common interview question
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 06:48:06 -0600

Like Michael said, the classic stock answers are "Sometimes I work too
hard" or "I am too much of a perfectionist" and so on. Yes, those are
stock answers. But they're also stock questions. When in Rome...

Seriously, those answers *work*. Martin Yate's book "Knock 'Em Dead" has
tons of answers to the kind of questions typically asked in interviews. A
very respected friend of mine recommended the book to me, but when I read
it I thought, "This stuff is too corny - there's no way anybody's going to
buy this crap if I say it."

But I took his advice, and when the interview came, I went ahead and said
that crap. They bought it. Bigtime.

I *swear* by that book now. So far (knock on wood) EVERY interview I've
had since I read that book has resulted in a job offer.

Job interviewing is a game. Learn the rules, and you'll probably win.
Don't worry about whether the rules make sense.

Keith Cronin
a rebel with a (subordinate) clause

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