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There are open- and close-ended questions in every interview.
The interviewer may start with closed-ended questions to make you
more comfortable. Did you find our location easy to reach?
After a few close-ended questions the interviewer will
start to ask open-ended questions. Why are you wanting to leave your
An open-ended question is your opportunity to take control of
the interview. Cover the projects you completed under you previous
without talking about the employer. Expand on your experiences under
different management styles and different employers. Continue with your
professional qualifications. Again, don't dwell on the employers - this
is about you. Use your
resume as a guide to the subjects that you discuss. Always bring the
back to your resume.
You may find that you answer all the interviewer's questions in a single
Listen to the job description and qualifications needed. You will want
to highlight how
you can do the job, how you fit.
Remember that the interviewer may start with open-ended questions. Be
for this situation.
The interviewer may wrap up the interview by asking you if you have any
Be prepared with two or three questions about the company.
Manager, Technical Publications
California Microwave, Inc.