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The Interview Question & Answer Book by James Innes

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Chapter 4

The top 25 tough questions: taking the heat

I made the point in the previous chapter that many questions which you might initially believe to be ‘tough’ are actually just more aggressively phrased versions of classic questions. Any questions which neatly fit this definition we have covered in detail in the previous chapter.

Unfortunately, the fact remains that there are a number of questions which can only be defined as tough, mean or downright nasty.

There’s absolutely no need to panic, though. As always, preparation is the key. If you’re aware that you might get asked a particular question and you’ve taken the time to think it through beforehand and prepare an answer then you’ve won more than half the battle.

One of the main ...

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