I'm having trouble 'differentiating' myself at interviews, specifically thestage. I honestly never know how to answer most without seeming like complete transparent bullshit. So of you guys could please give me some insight regarding the following three questions, I would really appreciate it, thanks!
1) teamwork questions - I can get past the 'tell me about a time part', but I never know how to answer the questions regarding conflicts with team members/how I solved them. I always say something stupid like 'oh I talked to him/her and we mapped out the team's priorities as well as their individual role in the group'. But that makes me sound parental and overall it's not a compelling answer. Any ideas?
2) the 'what do you see yourself doing in 10 years' question. I know for banking it's ok to say you don't know, possibly pe/hf but definetly something in finance..but for other groups, what do I say? I had an interview for a credit risk position..do I say I want to do risk my whole life? Can I say I'm interesting in banking in the future? This is particularly difficult for me because I'm a soph and I don't want to risk them thinking I'd be using this position to better leverage myself for banking next summer..which is exactly what I'm doing. But then again, who is going to believe that doing risk is my lifetime goal?
3) any advice in general regarding?. I'm either bluntly honest and shock my interviewer with my answer (I once answered a class project/conflict question by saying I would do all the work myself and turn in the project without their names on it..my interviewer was like wtf is wrong with you), or I give some transparent and non-compelling 'right' answer.