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Have you ever been given a task that had a quick turnaround, and if so how quick and how did you handle it? Have you ever been given positive criticism and how did you handle it? Have you ever had to convince an employer to your viewpoint, and how did it turn out? Have you ever had to do extensive research on a project, and how did you go about the research?

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I tried to have my answers cover all the jobs I had listed on my resume. Don't focus on just one job.

Interviewer seemed a little unprepared. Asked about past projects, what department you were interested in, why you want to work there. All pretty standard.

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What areas would I be interested in?

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Describe constructive criticism you have received and how you responded to it.

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If you have more than one task, how do you get them done?

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Experience reading technical literature. Experience with Patents. Awareness of what the job consists of.

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Describe a time in which you had a very short deadline to meet

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Describe your understanding of the Patent Application process.

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Describe a project you worked on.

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Tell me about your background in EE

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