The the best lawyers are often great storytellers. The best conversationalists often get what they want.
But the best jobs always go to
the most prepared nimble mind and hands.
▼ High Impact Strategic Business Sense Series 2a ▼
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Who are our competitors and what differences are there between them and us?
Why are you applying for this position?
Which living person do you most admire and why?
How would you explain the FTSE 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ or S&P 500 to a 6-year-old?
Tell me/us about yourself.
What is the management structure of our organization/company, and how would you improve it if you had the power?
Why did you leave your last job and what would you do differently were you to return?
Describe good or excellent leadership skills you've witnessed and why it sticks.
What's the most difficult challenge you've ever encountered?
Name at least 3 big problems facing our industry at this time and what would you do to keep us competitive?
Have you ever been laid off and/or fired? How did you/would you deal with it?
What drives/motivates you?
Who are our clients? or What do you know about our clients?
What salary do you expect?
How much do you think you're really worth, salary wise?
What's your greatest achievement? Last year and/or so far, this year.
What articles/book are you currently reading or recently read, and why did/didn't you like it?
Why do you want to leave your current job?
What's your experience of working in a team?
Tell me something I don't know.
What are your weaknesses?
Are you racist (种族主义者, 种族主义分子, 种族主义的) or bigoted (偏执的人, 心地狭窄的人, 顽固者)? Prove it.
Why do you wish to enter this industry?
There are several equally or better qualified candidates, why should we hire you?
What can you do exceptionally well that nobody else here can?
Tell me something bad about this company/organization.
If hired, when can you start work here?
What story or event in the business press has excited you the most lately?
Where do you see yourself in 5 (2, or 10) years time?
What's the most innovative thing you've done for a company/organization, or yourself?
What transferable skills do you bring, and what was our share price as of yesterday?
How do you feel about gay (同性恋的, 同性恋者) people?
Ask yourself a question, then answer it — while I make myself coffee.
To be continued
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