Ten tricky job interview questions

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 25 2012 3:18 p.m. MST

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This question is asking whether there were personal reasons for being laid off or if it happened to lots of employees because of a budget cut.
“Any direct answer to why you were included in a reduction in force is risky because anger toward your former managers could pop up, raising doubt about your self-control,” says Kennedy in a statement. “A better idea: Punt. Shake your head and say you don’t know the reason, because you were an excellent employee who gave more than a day’s work for a day’s pay.”
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