An important factor with any interview is being able to distinguish yourself from the next person who walks through the door. It is essential that you discover “your ace,” and be able to talk about what makes you unique.
The interviewer asks: Why has it taken you so long to find a job?
It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i.e. jobs are very scarce and difficult to find these days, and unemployment is still high, despite improvements in the economic picture.