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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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More Tough Questions: Exercises for the Reader

Now that I’ve shown some examples of tough questions, and how to answer them to let the hiring manager know what she wants to know, I’ll leave the following as food for thought. All of these are good examples of questions that managers use to dig into how a candidate will handle conflict and adversity and to assess cultural fit:

  • Tell me about a time your work was criticized unfairly.

  • What is something you’ve disagreed with your boss about?

  • How do you deal with people you don’t like?

  • What did you like best about your last job? Least?

  • How do you handle pressure?

  • How long have you been looking? How’s the job search going? What’s the market like out there?

  • How are you going to like working ...

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