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Are you currently on job interviews or do you think for a new position soon? Here are 5 trick questions to be absolutely prepared for your CRA interview. They asked them to me. Here are some answers.

1. What do you like / did not like about your last job? Why did you leave this job? Why do you seek to leave this job?

Your answer must remain positive even though you are asked to talk about the opposite. The interviewer wants to know the reasons that may cause your departure from his company and how long you’ll stay in his business. Avoid criticizing a former employer, former colleagues. The recruiter might think that you are a future critical employee. You must explain here, why you want to change the company and talk about the new opportunity you want to seize in this new company (e.g. You would like to benefit an international environment, since your former company does not allow this; you want to work in a smaller company, as this will allow you to diversify your tasks…).

2. What do you want to do in five years? What are your career prospects in the short, medium or long term?

It is not necessary to talk about the future position of manager you want to achieve in 5 years. To give a more effective response to this question, you must show that you are really professional and that you want to play a real role in your future team. You can also explain that you will be ready to seize growth opportunities they will give you (you have to be ambitious and also realistic…).

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3. What are your biggest accomplishments? Tell me about an experience that was motivating for you?

You have to put yourself in value, while remaining modest, if your contribution was modest. The experience you will talk about must cohere with the position for which you are applying. You have to show through this realization that you have the skills for the job. Be accurate in explaining the context, what did you do exactly and what was the corresponding success you achieved.

4. Tell me about you?

The recruiter wants a summary of your work experience, your skills, achievements, and the logic of this course to better understand what you can bring to their company. He will appreciate the fact that you are clear and concise.

5. What is the most difficult situation you have faced?

The interviewer wants to know two things, the concept of which is difficult for you and how you handled the problem through a story that you will tell him. He wants to evaluate if you are resourceful and independent. You must therefore have prepared a story that shows how you have responded quickly and professionally and in the best advantage of your previous employer.

You will have to remain dynamic, positive and honest in all circumstances. You will have to focus your answers on your professional life. Your non-verbal communication (gestures) will have much more impact (or even more) than your verbal communication. You will have to look after both. There is of course no question of attempting to master his total non-verbal communication but rather pay attention to it in order to ease the communication between you and the recruiter.

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Nonverbal communication will allow you, observing your recruiter, to discern if your recruiter is puzzled, interested, indifferent and adjust your answers accordingly.

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We hope that these elements will help you for your future interviews. May I ask you, What would you answer to these questions? What questions have you been faced to? Share your experiences in your comments. 

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