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When applying for jobs or placements you will most certainly face at least some of these tough interview questions. To prepare for the actual interview situation it is well worth reading through our interview questions and prepare an answer for them. They will seem less tough the more you have prepared we can promise you that. Preparation for interviews is crucial and will make or break your chances of getting a job. Below you will find a list of typical tough questions asked.

Just remember when you are answering the questions to be calm and relaxed. Think of it as an informal chat and they are just trying to get to know you. And you them.

You know you are the right candidate for them and now you just have to explain to the hiring managers why. Always use examples of why you master a skill and how you handled a certain situation.

Be polite, friendly, remember to smile, dress well and be clean. Have all the papers with you that might be needed! Also be on time and in fact come even 5-10 minutes early. It not a bad thing to be early!

Now let's look at those interview questions.

> Why were you fired / Why were you laid off?


> When did you disagree with a decision that was made at work?)


> Why is there a gap in your employment?


> Can you explain why you changed career paths?




> What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?


> How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?


> How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution to this team / company?


> Why should we hire you when there are so many other candidates out there?


> What would you do if you found out your colleague / manager at work was stealing?


> Why were you not promoted at your last job?


> Will you be out to take my job if we hire you?


> Tell me about a time in your life when you actually failed at something.




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