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Any advice on answering common interview questions/?

I'm terrible at interviews, everytime I get asked "name a time where you have overcome a great obstacle in your job or personal life" or "a difficult challenge"- I freeze. Even when I practice my answers at home before the interview, I still can't come up with anything for these answers. I mean, I've been through a lot in my life and going through that has shown me that certain problems which may be "challenging" or "difficult" to some, I simply shrug off as " it happens." This however leaves me with no answer. Should I use personal triumphs over hardships during interviews or exaggerate work related problems so they seem greater then what they were? Any advice, examples anything would be great!

Asked By: paha4u - 1/10/2007
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why would we hire you... More
Answered By: Maro's mom - 1/11/2007
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well i've had a lot of interviews, and given a lot of interviews. Even tho ur like me and shrug it off most the time, use it as an example still. What is nothing for me and you, maybe the person interviewing would look at is as challenging obstacle. There usually isn't a stupid answer to those overcoming great... More
Answered By: t2tonyboy24 - 1/10/2007
 
The following are the most common questions asked during an employment interview. This will help you to get ready for a winning interview.
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Answered By: Nanou (",) - 1/10/2007
 
Don't exagerate. If you get hired for the job, the employer may have the reasonable expectation that you can handle much more than you may be capable of... More
Answered By: Tater - 1/10/2007
 
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