Impress employers with creative questions

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(From Mary Lorenz — CareerBuilder)

Here are what leading career coaches identify as their favorite interview questions from interviewees:

  • What is it YOU enjoy best about working here?
  • Do YOU have any concerns about my qualifications that would prevent you from selecting me for this position?
  • Why did the previous person leave this position?
  • What is an unexpected benefit of working here that someone outside the company might not know?
  • What is the least appealing aspect of this job?
  • Would you mind telling me what you did yesterday?
  • What advice would YOU give to someone starting this position?

(Mary Lorenz is a writer for the Advice & Resources section on She researches and writes about job-search strategy career, management management, hiring trends and workplace issues.

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