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20. How do you get things done?

Research shows that all successful managers are strong in two areas: general intelligence (helps you to figure things out) and conscientiousness (helps you to get things done). Here’s a series of questions specifically about the latter.

They’re going to try to pin down how hard and meticulously you work and how effective you are.

There’s not a lot they can ask about your general intelligence. They’ll look at your education and qualifications. They’ll look at your analytical skills and judgement by asking questions about your experience and possibly give you a series of tests. That leaves us with conscientiousness.

Just how effective are you?

‘Tell me about a time when you had to work extremely hard to ensure ...

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