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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
Regardless of why you're looking for a new job, finding a job during the coronavirus pandemic is unique. Instead of attending in-person networking events, you are likely attending virtual job fairs and using your network online.
Whatever you do, it has finally paid off. You have an interview!
And while you are prepared that it is likely to happen online, you also want to be prepared for pandemic-related interview questions.
As with every interview, the “typical” questions await you: “Tell me about yourself.” “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” "Why did you apply for the job?" You are of course prepared for these questions.
In some interviews, you might come across some curveball questions as well. This can be as simple as "Tell me about a time when …" you need to provide an example of when you solved a problem at work.
However, a pandemic presents everyone with challenges and opportunities. Employers use this historic time to assess how you are facing a crisis and how well you are pivoting. In a way, they ask, did you make lemons out of lemonade? And if so, how?
We spoke to FlexJobs career trainer Tracy Capozzoli and gathered her tips on answering some pandemic-related questions that may arise during a job interview for new jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.