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Types of Questions

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There are several main "areas" of questions found in the interview, and targeting the type of question that is being asked can help you in determining and preparing how to answer it. Some of these can include "stress" questions, behavioral questions, and frequently asked questions (both by the employer and you).

"Stress" Questions

These questions are intended to put you on the spot. Interviewers want to see how you can handle stress or a sticky situation so that they can assess that you are reliable under pressure. Simply be calm and specific.


What makes you think you are qualified for this position?

Behavior-Based Questions

These questions are another example of how you can use your experience and solid examples of what you have done to show an interviewer that your background and past practices will enhance their organization.


Describe a time on any jobs which you've held in which you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills. What did you do?

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