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10. Give me an example in your career where you felt like giving up but managed to keep going

This question asks, ‘Are you hungry enough?’ If you are, then you should look forward to this question in whatever guise it comes. You need a good story.

Show them the Doberman Pinscher in you with a tale of grit and determination.

In most jobs there comes a time when it does seem too much. Normally there’s a combination of factors that contribute to making your job almost too difficult. Don’t hold back on this question; they really do want to make sure that when the chips are down they can rely on you to keep going.

If you can keep your head…

The ingredients of the story are pretty straightforward. The circumstances have to be unpredictable; otherwise ...

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