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    on a job interview vs in a job interview

    "The 25 most difficul questions you'll be aked on a job interview."

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    "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked in a job interview."

    Would there be a difference in meaning?

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    No

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    You can add "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked at a job interview" and "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked during a job interview" to that list.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    There is NO difference in both of the sentences. But the first one "The 25 most difficul questions you'll be aked on a job interview." is rarely used, it would be good to use as "The 25 most difficul questions you'll be aked during a job interview". It totally depends on your choice, otherwise all of them have same sense.

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    Quote Originally Posted by alenjones23 View Post
    There is NO difference in both of between the sentences but the first one "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be aked on a job interview" is rarely used. It would be good to use as "The 25 most difficult questions you'll be aked during a job interview". It totally depends on your choice otherwise but all of them have the same sense.
    Are you certain that "on a job interview" is rarely used in all English-speaking countries? And could you give your reasons for advising the OP that it would be particularly good to use "during" in that sentence?
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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    I have to say that I wouldn't use "on a job interview", it looks/sounds wrong to me. All of the other suggestions above are fine though.

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    Would there be any regional difference regarding the use of prepositions?

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    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be any regional difference regarding the use of prepositions?
    One can usually find regional differences for just about anything!
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    #9

    Re: on a job interview vs in a job interview

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have to say that I wouldn't use "on a job interview", it looks/sounds wrong to me.
    I don't think I'd use it, but it doesn't sound wrong to me. Let me check:

    There are 17 citations for 'on a job interview' in COCA, several of them similar to ostap's example. There are also 57 citations for 'on an interview', a few being similar.

    There are no BNC citations for 'on a job interview' and only four for 'on an interview', none of them relevant. So, it seems to be acceptable in AmE, but not used in BrE.

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