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Job Interview Question Database:
Questions with Excellent Sample Responses, 17-24


 

The Job Interview Question & Response Database includes 150 of the most typical interview questions that you may face in your job interviews. Questions are in no particular order, so take your time and go through the entire list!

 

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Displaying Job Interview Questions 17-24

 

17. Given the investment our company will make in hiring and training you, can you give us a reason to hire you?
    Sample excellent response:
    I sincerely believe that I'm the best person for the job. I realize that there are many other college students who have the ability to do this job. I also have that ability. But I also bring an additional quality that makes me the very best person for the job -- my attitude for excellence. Not just giving lip service to excellence, but putting every part of myself into achieving it. In college and at my previous jobs, I have consistently reached for becoming the very best I can become. I think my leadership awards from my college, and my management positions result from possessing the qualities you're looking for in an employee.

     

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18. Would you describe yourself as goal-driven?
    Sample excellent response:
    Yes, and I demonstrated my goal orientation as president of the local Jaycees, a community-service organization. I am very proud of the fact that I set a goal of signing 50 new members by the end of the year, and I accomplished that.

     

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19. Describe what you've accomplished toward reaching a recent goal for yourself.
    Sample excellent response:
    My first few years in banking had me on the fast track to branch management. I realized at some point along the way that my true passion was in offering financial advice not limited to checking accounts and loans. It was at that point that I made the necessary arrangements to go back to school full-time to pursue my goal, which I am just about to achieve.

 

20. What short-term goals and objectives have you established for yourself?
    Sample excellent response:
    My short-term objectives are to graduate from the Professional Development Program before the standard two years and begin developing a clientele. As an intern, I prepared ahead of time by studying for the Series 7 and Series 64 exams that constitute a majority of a beginning financial consultant's time. I'd like to make make the company that hires me wonder what it ever did without me.

 

21. Can you describe your long-range goals and objectives?
    Sample excellent response:
    My primary objectives are to learn as much as possible about your company's product offering, organizational structure, and professional sales techniques so that I may become the most productive member of your sales team.

 

22. What do you expect to be doing in five years?
    Sample excellent response:
    Although it is hard to predict the future, I sincerely believe that I will become a very good financial consultant. I believe that my abilities will allow me to excel to the point that I can seek other opportunities as a portfolio manager (the next step) and possibly even higher. My ultimate goal continues to be -- and will always be -- to be the best at whatever level I am working at within Charles Schwab's corporate structure.

     

    See also this page of our Job Interviewing Tutorial.

 

23. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
    Sample excellent response:
    Ten years from now I see myself as a successful consultant for a world-class firm like yours. I want to have developed a wonderful bond with my employer. I will have proven myself a highly competent systems analyst and will represent my company in helping others find solutions to their information-systems needs in a professional and timely manner.

     

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24. How would you evaluate your ability to deal with conflict?
    Sample excellent response:
    I believe I am quite good at handling conflict. Working in retail and in the residence halls required that I make unpopular decisions at times, whether it was terminating an associate or taking judicial action on a resident. Often the person in conflict with me would be upset and sometimes physically outraged. I would always make sure that I fully explained the situation, the policies behind my decision, and why those policies exist. Usually by the end of the conversation, the person could see the other side of the situation.

 

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