Two candidates answer some of the most commonly asked job interview questions. One has polished, professional responses that win over employers. The other is more of a case-study in what not to do.

Note: the only thing ruder than showing up late to a meeting is showing up late with a coffee. That implies that although you were running late, you still took the time to stop for a beverage.

So here is how to answer popular job interview questions – and pretty much everything you shouldn’t do when meeting a potential employer.

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See also:

Ten questions you are sure to be asked in every job interview (and how to answer them)
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Eight signs that the job interview isn’t going very well (and how to turn it around)
The biggest mistake at a job interview (and the one question you will always be asked)