“I’m looking for a position that is going to help make
a company better and challenge me based on my experience and background.” • What are you looking for in a job?
“I’ve enjoyed the challenge of learning in just about every job I’ve had” and, again, “I’m looking for a position that’s going to help make a company better and challenge me.”
• What do you look for in a job? “Well, I’d like the work to be challenging. I enjoy being challenged every day. By being challenged I’m going to grow personally and professionally, and I find if I’m growing personally and professionally, the economics, benefits and many things like that will always take care of themselves”
• How do you define success?
When I contribute to a
successful organization, I am successful. We both grow.” Then perhaps relate a story about how “successful” you were in your last one or two jobs. Remember, people love stories, and they remember them long after they remember most everything else.
• You really don’t have as much experience as we would like; why should we hire you? You know,
it’s very interesting, and every job I’ve ever had I never went in to the job having all of the experience that my previous employers wanted. In fact, I went into three of them where I was hired simply because I had more potential than any other candidate. As you can see, I have been successful in every position that I’ve been in even though I had no experience before I started. Some people catch on to things more quickly than others and I happen to be one who is blessed that way. I’m a quick learner and I’ve been able to pick up the things that I didn’t necessarily have any experience with and do extremely well.”
• Have you ever “failed” in a job?
“Well, I’m like a ballplayer
that never really lost—he just ran out of time. Even the very few things that I look back on and others might see as ‘failures,’ I really see as setbacks. Like most people, not...