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15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

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2. Tell us about yourself.

Bad answer:
“I graduated four years ago from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor’s in Economics – but I decided that wasn’t the right path for me. So I switched gears and got my first job, working as a secretary for a hospital. Then I went on to work in a dental office. After that, I took a few months off to travel. Finally, I came back and worked in a hospital environment again. And now, here I am, looking for a more challenging health care role.”

Instead of giving a chronological work history, focus on your strengths and how they pertain to the role. If possible, illustrate with examples.

Good answer:
“I’m really energetic, and a great communicator. Working in the medical field for two years helped me build confidence, and taught me the importance of patient care. I’ve also got a track record of success. In my last role, I juggled a variety of patient loads, assisted in a charity fundraiser, and became an advocate for senior patients. Because of this, the hospital is launching a new educational program to teach nurses how to better care for elderly patients.”

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