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33 Avnet Interview Questions
Question 1 of 33
At Avnet our equipment standards are highly regulated. Do you consider yourself meticulous and detail-oriented?
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Equipment standards should be high so be sure to address with the interviewer how important the small details are to you. The interviewer would like to be assured that you have a keen interest in the details. Give an example of a time when your attention to detail saved the company from an expensive error or a safety issue.

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"After researching Avnet Inc. I could see that your organization has a keen eye for the details. I, too, am a detail-oriented person. Two months ago, during our quarterly audit, I noticed a couple of discrepancies that ended up saving my company $45,000. My supervisor was very thankful for my keen eye and ended up making me the inventory lead for future audits."
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"I do consider myself meticulous and detail-oriented. In this industry, attention to detail is a matter of safety. Also, mistakes are expensive. In my last performance review, my supervisor commended my efforts when it comes to precision in my work."
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Question 2 of 33
We put the safety of our employees first at Avnet which includes extensive safety training for our new hires. Walk me through your current safety training and safety related education.
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Your safety-related training may or may not be listed on your resume. Either way, be prepared to discuss your training in greater detail. This includes any coursework, certifications, or informal on-the-job learning. Perhaps you have also led a safety course or trained new employees on safety protocols.

If you have particular safety tickets or certifications, you can bring those with you to the interview. There is a good chance that Avnet Inc. will want a scan for your employee file.

Be sure to acknowledge the safety standards at Avnet Inc. as well.

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"I am formally trained in Fall Arrest, WHMIS as well as Confined Space. I have been an ESTS trainer as well. In addition to this experience, I have many hours of on-site safety training in my previous roles. I brought my current documents with me if you would like to make a copy. I am confident that my level of effort when it comes to safety will meet your high expectations at Avnet Inc.."
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"Because I am newer to the industry, I have not completed a lot of related training. I am CPR, and First Aid certified. Could you tell me which safety training you would like to see me complete? I would be happy to get a head start."
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Question 3 of 33
At Avnet we offer a range of equipment and services. How familiar are you with our business?
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It is essential that you research Avnet Inc. before you go into your interview so that you have a firm understanding of the range of equipment and services offered, as well as their business strategy.

You should have a strong idea of the company vision as well as their most recent wins. All of this information can be found on the Avnet Inc. website by reviewing their 'news' or 'about us' sections. Google search for any recent blog posts, press releases, etc.

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"I have read up on Avnet Inc. quite extensively since being invited to interview with you. From my understanding, the bulk of your business comes from A, and B. I read the press release posted on your blog last month and see that you are opening a new location in XYZ. Congratulations on that growth! I am very excited to join an organization as successful and progressive as yours."
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"I've had an eye on Avnet Inc. for quite some time and have worked for one of your competitors in the past. I am familiar with your product line and do know that your best selling equipment includes A, and B. Is there anything in particular that you would like to share with me about Avnet Inc., today?"
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Question 4 of 33
The electrical equipment industry is vast. What area do you consider your specialty and why will your specialty help us at Avnet?
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If you have a particular strength in your skills toolbox, then this is a great time to highlight those. It can be tough to brag about your skills, but the way you answer this question will likely be what sets you apart from the other candidates interviewing for this position.

If Avnet Inc. highlights any particular skills in their job posting/job description, it is a great idea to draw on those keywords as a reference when you are answering this question.

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"I have approximately 12 years experience in the electrical equipment industry with 6 of those years being on equipment nearly identical to what you have in place at Avnet Inc.. In your job posting you requested candidates with exposure to A, B, and C. In my current role I am considered the subject matter expert with A, and C. My understanding of B can be classified as an intermediate level. If hired, my training time would be minimal compared to someone with less comprehensive experience within A, B, and C."
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"I consider my specialty to be in A, and B. With that said, I do have a wide range of knowledge in other electrical equipment and services. Is there a particular specialty that you are hoping to highlight in your next hire?"
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Question 5 of 33
We have a few local competitors at Avnet. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the rest?
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Question 6 of 33
We have a variety of career paths available at Avnet. What kind of growth would you like to see here?
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Question 7 of 33
Do you have any post-secondary education directly related to what we do here at Avnet?
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Question 8 of 33
At Avnet we put a lot of emphasis on product knowledge. List the equipment you have the most exposure to and strongest knowledge of.
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Question 9 of 33
At Avnet we like to hire those who are natural leaders. When have you taken on a leadership task in the workplace without being asked?
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Question 10 of 33
At Avnet we strive to be the best in our industry. What do you think we could improve on?
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Question 11 of 33
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
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Question 12 of 33
When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?
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Question 13 of 33
Tell me about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation.
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Question 14 of 33
Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
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Question 15 of 33
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 16 of 33
How would you describe your written communication skills?
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Question 17 of 33
Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in the electrical equipment industry?
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Question 18 of 33
How did your job change over the years you worked there?
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Question 19 of 33
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
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Question 20 of 33
How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Question 21 of 33
Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
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Question 22 of 33
Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?
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Question 23 of 33
What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
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Question 24 of 33
What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
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Question 25 of 33
What is your personal mission statement?
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Question 26 of 33
When change occurs in the workplace, it can create new problems. Do you see these as an inconvenience or as opportunities to learn?
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Question 27 of 33
Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?
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Question 28 of 33
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 29 of 33
Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?
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Question 30 of 33
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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Question 31 of 33
Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team.
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Question 32 of 33
If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?
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Question 33 of 33
What is your greatest weakness?
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Our Avnet interview questions and answers are created from the industry we believe they most well-represent. For a full list of industries we base our company interviews off of; click here.

About Avnet Inc.

Avnet, Inc. is a technology Business-to-business B2B distributor headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Electronics Supply & Manufacturing magazine reports that Avnet Inc., a Fortune 500 company, may be the world's largest franchised distributor of electronic components and subsystems. Avnet has more than 50 centers and locations in more than 34 countries.

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