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"Tell me about a time when you were successful"

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  • Can you tell me about a time you were successful?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

This is a good way of seeing what your measuring stick is for success, and to see if you are able to identify some of your own strengths and successes. It is also a measure of confidence, bordering to see how narcissistic you can be if you take all of the credit for something.

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