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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Job Interview by Marc Dorio

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Problems, Problems, Problems

The previous chapter dealt mainly with informational questions, emphasizing the presentation of qualifications and skills, but you may also encounter hypothetical questions, questions that paint a quick problem scenario and ask, “What would you do?”

Expecting the Unexpected

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A problem-solving question poses a hypothetical scenario or sets a hypothetical task and asks the candidate to formulate solutions and procedures.
You cannot know in advance exactly which problem-solving questions you will be asked—or even if you will be asked such questions—so you should try to prepare yourself for any possible circumstance. Take the following three initial steps:
1. Decide whether it is likely that you will ...

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