Interviewing Skills That Win the Job: Simple Techniques for Answering All the Tough Questions

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Can you do
the job?
Before an employer decides to give someone a job, they need to be convinced that the person can either do the job properly or learn it quickly. It comes as no surprise to learn therefore that 'Can you do the job?' questions are the most common. They're also the ones people spend most time preparing for.'Can you do the job?' questions are those that directly or indirectly seek to ascertain your ability to perform the duties inherent in a job. They include questions that seek to clarify your:
• skills;
• knowledge;
• experience;
• key achievements;
• potential performance.
Examples of 'Can you do the job?' questions include:
• Can you give us an example of a time you had to communicate something that was complex and controversial? How did you go about it?
• Tell us about one of your key achievements?
• An irate client rings and gives you a blast over the phone. How do you handle it?
• What do you think you can bring to this position?

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