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Confidence Builder & Difficult Conversation/Interview Series I

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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Comment by THiNKTaNK on February 3, 2011 at 11:47am
No doubt!
Comment by ee on January 27, 2011 at 2:59am
Not a chance, I am insufferable!
Comment by THiNKTaNK on January 26, 2011 at 4:57am

:-) It's all good

Just holla back at me when you get off the TT-induced ego trip LOL

Comment by ee on January 26, 2011 at 3:39am

Yea...I feel ya...I am totally in love with ee too...=)

Comment by THiNKTaNK on January 26, 2011 at 3:24am

Grateful? Nah...Don't be. I can do better. Let's see if you get this one:-)


Comment by ee on January 26, 2011 at 2:07am
Checking out the wrong woman is every man's spare time activity...I am fully aware and accept it.  And I am grateful that at least, you know you are checking out the WRONG woman. =)
Comment by THiNKTaNK on January 25, 2011 at 10:44am

You already did!?!


I gotta stop checking out the wrong woman:!:

Comment by ee on January 25, 2011 at 3:20am

I'm worth more than you pay me, always. =)

I started already, haven't you noticed?


Comment by THiNKTaNK on January 25, 2011 at 2:42am

LOL. Nice.


Erm...So how much do you figure you're worth? LOL...and please be nice. It's PG-13 sort of question...Or is it not? Who cares.

Oh, and when can you start?

Cuz unless upper management objects, I'm ready to hire you!


I like the perception bit...btw. 

Try that with Donald Trump!

Comment by ee on January 25, 2011 at 1:57am

Only answering some of them for you...


You won’t understand the FTSE 100, Dow Jones, blah blah even if you took calculus…however, if you know how to count cards, then you will be alright.

I cant tell you about me, because your perception is your reality, so you just gotta feel it on your own.  

I left my last job because there is nothing left for me to do.  Nothing...

The most difficult challenge....hummmmm, i never think about how difficult they are, I just do it.

I have never been laid off/fired.  I always make sure I can not be spared.

I am motivated by life itself.  Isn't that enough?  

I know my clients loves me, if they have not, they will.  

My teammates take me seriously or they will be seriously hurt! hahaha

Tell you something you don't know.....humm, now that is a trick question, How would i know what you don't know?  That would be presumptuous and I never assume.

My weakness is impatience.  I was born with it but I am taking coffee grinds to have it under control.

I am not racist or bigot, I tease everyone equally. 


Now, the last one is interesting....well............What is for lunch?  Foie gras and a glass of Veuve Clicquot.  Care to join me? =)


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