Preparing for a Job Interview with the CEO: Ten Questions and Answers

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Monday Morning

What makes you excited about Mondays?

Mondays can be a struggle for most professionals. However, when you love your job, Mondays can be positive. A study by CareerBuilder shows that 66 percent of employers seek candidates who are self-motivated and 72 percent want to hire candidates with a positive attitude.

What to include in your answer:

This is your opportunity to share why you're passionate about your career. Talk about what motivates you most in your career and how you'll use that passion as inspiration during the work week.

So you have a job interview, and with the company's CEO, no less. While getting ready for any job interview takes a dedicated amount of work and effort, and comes with a fair amount of stress, getting ready for a C-level interview can be downright intimidating. This is the top brass, the one that (hopefully) has a vested interested in the long-term success of the company.

So what do you do? Research on the company would obviously be first on the list. The more you know, the better prepared you'll be. But, you also need to fully understand your past and your motivation for doing the work entailed in the job for which you are applying. Think long-term career goals. In this slideshow, Heather Huhman, writing for, has identified 10 tough questions you should give serious consideration and be prepared to answer before you speak to the CEO.


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