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You are in a boat in a pool with a rock in your hand. You throw the rock into the pool. Does the water level rise, drop, or stay the same?

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depends on how big the pool is and how accurately you can measure the water rise

you're already in the pool with the rock, so the water displaced is the same...this other guy is stupid

If the rock were neutrally buoyant the water level would remain the same. It is heavier than water which causes it to displace more than its own volume while in the boat compared to at the bottom of the lake. Therefore the water level of the lake would go down.

How many tries would it take to successfully choose a randomly-picked number from between 1 and 1000?

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What are some sources for identifying/building a talent pool?

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Give me an account in which you lost the business and what you learned from this situation

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Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty and how you exceeded their expectations. Not just met them, but exceeded.

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There are many contracts that must be properly calendared for anniversary dates, what do you do to keep organized? and if something is held up what do you do to keep it flowing through the pipeline timely?

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Marketing provides a lot of resources to help you promote your product. Of all the tools you are provided with, which are most important to help you reinforce your message to the doctor? What % of time on your calls do you use the following tools: Visual Aid, clinical studies, any detail aids that are on your computer?

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Tell me about a time you heard no over and over again, despite having a good rapport with the lead and how did you go about it?

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Hypothetical - What would you do if someone wasn't following strict protocol on the manufacturing floor?

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Tell about the time when you had to sale a product to someone who didn't know you.

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