How to answer the

"What were the responsibilities of your last position?"

interview question

Alternative ways of asking this question

  • What did you do in your previous role?
  • What were you responsible for at your last job?
  • What were your responsibilities at your previous job?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

The interviewer would like to know what kinds of skills you developed in your last position, and how they might help you in the current one that is offered. Don’t just recite simple things that may be listed on your resume. The more in-depth information you can give, the more questions they will have to follow. Give examples, because it will keep the interviewer interested.

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