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Why do you think you should be hired for the job? What significant contribution will you make? I hate these questions and can never answer them correctly, stupid right? Anyway, I'm applying to school counseling jobs and trying to get ready for the big interview. Does anyone have suggestions on how to answer these questions correctly? Help, please.

Asked By: counselorqueen - 6/7/2007
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I understand your frustration - these aren't necessarily easy. However, what they are asking you to do is sell yourself. It makes most of us uncomfortable to brag about ourselves, but they are giving you permission. First, talk about your relevant experiences - how what you've done so far in your career can be directly... More
Answered By: Slick - 6/7/2007
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Yup, stupid question - sort of like asking Miss America what she would strive to do if she won the crown (always says world peace!! pfffffffth like that'll happen ever!!). Just say you feel like you can make a difference in some kids life. If that fails, tell them WORLD PEACE.
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Answered By: thesoapgoatsoapshop - 6/7/2007
 
Those questions can be kind of nerve-wracking. You never know what answer they are expecting. I have a small problem in complimenting myself but sometimes that is what you need to do in order to convince them that you are the only one for the job. Don't go overboard with that either though. Then they may get the... More
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Answered By: butterfly - 6/7/2007
 
The only right answer to these questions are the truth... More
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Answered By: trippedits - 6/7/2007
 
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