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Originally Posted by Stu View Post
The job I have right now is my dream job, and I found out later, even through several rounds of grueling interviews, that what got me the job was the very first question of the very first interview. My now boss asked me what my dream job would be like. I answered: "If you would have asked me that 20 years ago my answer would have been different - I might have talked about a big office, perks, etc., but as you move along in your career you get over the personal rewards pretty quickly, and understand that the real personal career gratification comes in making a contribution to an organization, when people look at you and depend on you for your expertise." Sounds like bullshit, but I really believed it, and it got me the job.

Actually, I'm willing to bet that's what got you the job. A good interview has an amazingly keen bullshit detector.
post #32 of 34
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Great advice all around. Thanks everyone. Got my interview this week, hopefully I'll ace it.
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
Actually, I'm willing to bet that's what got you the job. A good interview has an amazingly keen bullshit detector.

Truth. I've also heard it from many interviewers that they appreciated when I was being candid and said, "No, I do not know 'xyz' but I can find it by doing _____". Was I just fortunate, or is that how most interviewers are?
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
If I ever got one of these questions at this point in my career, I would politely excuse myself from the interview and make a b-line for the exit.
No kidding. I chose my current employer in part because of their complete lack of screwing around with me during the hiring process. I hate that.
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