Picard Bondco Mock Interview
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What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?
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1. What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?
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2. Tell me about your experience in past jobs that required you to be especially alert to details while doing the task involved.
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3. What skills have you acquired from your previous work experience?
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4. Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
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5. Tell me about a time that you demonstrated initiative.
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6. Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
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7. What are the qualities of a leader? What attributes do you posses?
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To see the big picture and keep track of any changes to the big picture, good or bad.
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The qualities of a leader are directly related to his or her ability to help those he or she is leading to succeed.
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8. Have you ever had extreme difficulty with another buyer? How do you get passed these roadblocks?
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By respecting their decision while remaining in contact to promote the strength of my product while looking for an opportunity to help the buyer get what they need.
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Anytime you have a problem with a buyer you need to try to make things right. If there was a problem with the product then you ask them what went wrong and offer what we can possibly do to help. You want to make the customer feel comfortable and happy to be doing business with you at all times.
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I want to work for a strong company, where the challenges will stimulate me. This company is growing and I want to be part of that and contribute to it.
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9. What are a few things you take into consideration when purchasing?
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Quality followed by reputation and customer service.
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Pricing out the item. Research the product and the company I am buying from.
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Customer satisfaction, great quality, customer service, product reviews.
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10. How to ensure effective management of all TVM processes including updating of TVM bos presentation and european TVM database
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11. How important is being organized and keeping a schedule to you?
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12. What motivates you in the Wholesale Industry?
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Knowing that by making one of our clients happy and satisfied, we are making many more people satisfied... The clients of our clients.
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The opportunity to make somebody happy with their purchase and to find the right product for them to purchase and to have them come back in the future.
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The voulme of the service rendered by the industry.
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To establish new customers who are happy with our price and products in order to benefit me and the company.
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13. What is one of your weakness related to your career, that you hope to improve upon the most?
Best Answer
Overthinking things but I am always working on that.
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I am a very fast talker while on the phone. I have learned to ask more questions and listen rather than talking.
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14. Do you have experience with logistics?
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Not per se but I am a very good planner and organizer.
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15. Tell me about your worst product buy you have made. What went wrong?
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Myself as a customer? Well recently I was sold a phone that I was told had a pretty good reputation so when the microphone on it started to fail within one month after my purchase, I was very disappointed. And to make it worse, when the mic started having problems it was very close to the time the refund period would end so I did not get a chance to exchange it. Very disappointing.
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I bought a phone a few years ago that my friends all talked about how good it was so I went out and bought it. After going through the phone quickly after the purchase I realized that I was expecteing alot more than what I got. I now am more of an anlyzer before making certain product purchases.
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I purchased a new car and the sales department for the company dropped the ball on my registration. The process took a month longer than it should have.
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I bought a microshift rear derailer, supposed to be compatible with shimano systems, did not work or shift properly.
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16. How experienced are you in traveling overseas and dealing with foreigners in a business environment?
Best Answer
Though I have travelled to 5 foreign countries, I do not have much experience with business.
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I am very experienced since my family is affiliated with the solar business industry. I enjoy collaborating with customers and employees about our products and solutions.
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I have plenty of experience with travelling overseas but not for buisiness purposes.
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17. What do you know about our company?
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You are an electrical corporation based in Japan. You guys specialize in selling electrical components such a super semiconducts, controllers.
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I know Aercap took over a company in Ireland in 2013 and is the second largest aviation leasing company. It added 1000 planes to its books from that deal. It is registered on the NY stock exchange with a $43 price per share. It has $44 billion in total assets.
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PFG head quarters in Richmond VA. Established 1875. They have thirty-four distribution centers. Service 50 states and 40 countries. PFG merged with Vistar and Roma to establish now third largest broad line distribution company. In 2014 13.7 billion company.
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You specialize in sales, parts, service, and rental equipment. The company was started in 1926.
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Opened in 1921 as a bike frame building company in east london, bought in the 50s and sold a range of bikes. 90, s franchises started to grow. values, quality makes it better, sharing our passion, doing whats right.
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18. Why are you the best candidate for us?
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I am a relationship builder. Relationships produce loyal customers. Loyal customers produce word of mouth. The best form of advertising.
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My passion is for firearms. I love to go target shooting at the National Park in Newberry on my free time. I have built my own rifles and know my way around things that fire rounds down range. I have a proven track record for sales and mixing my passion and what I am great at will lead to success.
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19. Where do you see yourself in five years?
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I see myself in a sales position working toward a managerial position.
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Still working in Aercap, applying my previous 5 years knowledge to new challenges. Hopefully having established myself as an excellent auditor.
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20. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Wholesale and Retail Buyer?
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21. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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My weakness is that I am a determined person which is also my strength because it helps me to handle situations.
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My greatest weakness is possibly my impatience to obtain information from the auditee. But I respect that everyone is busy and I manage my tasks in such a way as not to be waiting for information.
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Overthinking things, starting over and thinking in a logical manner.
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22. Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Wholesale and Retail Buyer?
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My education in communications helps me out by preparing me to be able to talk to people in rough situations to solve problems as well as be able to sell to a high standard.
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It has given me a mindset to always be forward thinking and prepared to adapt to new situations.
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23. What are your career goals?
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Maintain a career in a company where I know there is certain potential for growth.
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I hope to move through the sales industry and one day own my own business whether it be in the car industry or another related feild. I would like to use my college education to its full potential.
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To continue to hone my relationship building skills and grow with an progressive company.
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Always invest in myself, continually educating myself to enhance my customer experience. Long term obtain a position in training and innovation.
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I would like to stay within the internal audit environment, but having progressed within that department globally.
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To move up in senior management and to grow with the company.
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24. How would your former employer describe you?
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Sence of humor, professional, experienced, teamplayer.
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Hard worker and great at selling used equipment. Has potential to grow in what ever company he works for.
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Business first but personable, detailed oriented, fosters innovation and growth amongst the team of direct reports.
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25. Do you manage your time well?
Best Answer
Yes plan ahead but am ready to change plans if necessary.
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Yes, I have previously managed audits to strict deadlines and also managed multiple audits to deadlines.
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