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Financial Analyst II (FLDP) Interview Minneapolis, MN

tell me about a time where you had a conflict with someone

  you were managing and it did NOT have a good outcome? What would you have done differently?
mba, individual development

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I always go into interviews with a few of these "negative" types of stories prepared with the most positive spin possible. never make it anything too big of a deal, but it shouldn't be without issue either. and always discuss what you learned from it or how you've changed. In other words, when the interviewer is looking for a negative answer or an opportunity it should really be that with a positive spin, not something that's really a positive that you've spun negative (I work too hard, I'm a perfectionist, etc. - make it more like I need to work on my public speaking skills and I've joined XYZ group to help me with that or I should have been more open with my concerns earlier in the process as it would have saved time and frustration.)

This is a classic MBA interview technique. I saw it alot.

Interview Candidate on Mar 19, 2009

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