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15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)


2. Tell us about yourself.

Bad answer:
“I graduated four years ago from the Shining Star University with a Bachelor’s in Biology – but I decided that wasn’t the right path for me. So I switched gears and got my first job, working as a medical secretary. Then I went on to work as a home health aide at a care center. After that, I took a few months off to travel. Finally, I came back and worked as a home health aide again. And now, here I am, looking for a more challenging medical secretary role.”

Instead of giving a chronological work history, focus on your strengths and how they pertain to the role. If possible, illustrate with examples.

Good answer:
“I’m really energetic, and a great communicator. Working as a home health aide for two years helped me build confidence and taught me the importance of empathy. I’ve also got a track record of success. In my last role, I launched a clinic newsletter, which helped us build on our existing relationships with patients and create new ones. Because of this, we ended up seeing an increase in patient satisfaction.”

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