Print

Be a Firefighter >> Browse Articles >> Interview and Testing Tips

+26

15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers)

FireLink | Kendra Weikman, Associate Editor

3. What do you think of your previous boss?



Bad answer:
“He was completely incompetent, and a nightmare to work with, which is why I’ve moved on”

Remember: if you get the job, the person interviewing you will some day be your previous boss. The last thing they want is to hire someone who they know is going to badmouth them some day. Instead of trashing your former employer, stay positive, and focus on what you learned from them (no matter how awful they might have been).

Good answer:
“My last boss taught me the importance of time management – he didn’t pull any punches, and was extremely driven. His no-nonsense attitude pushed me to work harder, and to meet goals I never even thought were possible.”




Next Question: Why are you leaving your current role?


Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
Docfeely joined the group "Military Transition", about 2 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
cristianganea received the quiz result of "High Risk Responder", about 4 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
lookingforgoodwork received the quiz result of "Future Smokejumper", 1 day ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
rai808 received the quiz result of "Smokejumper", 3 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
saberman87 received the quiz result of "Smokejumper", 4 days ago.