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Tell me about your last position?

"Tell me about your last position?  What did you do and how did you do it?  Include the people you worked for and the people you worked with."

This question is a little better than asking about the last three positions.  It is more direct and focuses on getting more information about the last position.  You might not get this question with so much detail.  It might just be, "Tell me about your last position."  But you can use the other questions as a guide when answering this question.  You should mention what you did, how you did it, how you work in a team, what you learned, how well you did your job, etc.

Short Answers

"I was a staff auditor for a small accounting firm.  I performed audits for small to medium size businesses.  This involved meeting the clients and retrieving data required to complete the audit.  I worked closely with my supervisor that presented my findings of the audit to the clients."

"I worked for a large insurance company as an agent.  I made sales to new customers and provided customer service to existing customers.  I worked with three other people in my group and we helped each other by sharing ideas and experiences."

"I was a program manager for a manufacturing company.  I was in charge of cost analysis concerning different quantities of manufacturing.  I also worked on planning the procedure for the next deliverables."

Long Answer

"In my last position, I was a senior auditor.  My duties included auditing governmental businesses and Native American tribes.  For all the audits I was conducting, I was the in charge auditor overseeing the audits of other team members and doing a portion of the audit myself.  I have experience in conducting an audit from beginning to end without supervision and I worked with controllers and senior accountants on a regular basis.  Along with working with experienced and knowledgeable client's, I also had to work with junior level accountants that didn't know all the details of auditing.  I was clear and concise in asking for what I needed.  In the last year I was working as the senior auditor, I planned and organized each visit to our client's site.  I regularly trained and managed new members of our team and I was the go to person for technical auditing questions."

The question wanted detail so the answer has to be a little long detailing some of the highlights of the last job.  I included the type of people I worked for, the people I work with, the job description, and included that I was a great team member and a leader at the last position.  Most of you will not be in the accounting field, so you can't use this example.  But you should follow the steps of being detailed and showing off your strengths.

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