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BackOffice Associates Interview

25 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on December 6th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 25
What is your approach to working with a large amount of information/data?
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How to Answer
When you work in data management, you will be required to handle large amounts of data and information, keeping it all organized and easily accessible to yourself, and other project stakeholders. The interviewer would like to know that you can successfully juggle and organize it all. If you would like to know more about BackOffice Associates's process, you can certainly ask.

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Question 2 of 25
List for me the most common forms of cyber attacks.
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How to Answer
There is a multitude of cyber attack types, with hackers trying to find new kinds of attacks all the time. The interviewer wants to see that you keep yourself up-to-date on the world of cyber and data security. Discuss how you remain in-the-know when it comes to the topic of cyber attacks.

Some types of cyber attacks include:

- Malware
- Denial-of-service (DoS)
- Man-in-the-middle (MitM)
- Drive-By
- Phishing
- Password
- Eavesdropping
- SQL injection

Question 3 of 25
Walk me through your experience in databases, predictive modeling, and business intelligence. In which of these areas are you best versed?
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How to Answer
Depending on the role you are targeting with BackOffice Associates, be prepared to discuss your specialty. Ideally, you will have experience in more than one area. Discuss which fields of data analysis you bring the most experience. Remember, this question is an opportunity for you to convince the interviewer that hiring you would be the best choice. Show confidence!

Question 4 of 25
How do you prioritize multiple projects when they all seem equally important?
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How to Answer
When working for BackOffice Associates, you will need to take on multiple projects or clients at a time. They are a busy organization and need to know that you can keep up with their pace. Prioritizing is a skill that requires practice. There are many approaches you can take.

Here are some suggestions:

1) Make a list. By thinking through and writing down each item that needs completion, you can better visualize your approach.
2) Mark what is urgent or essential. Take into account deadlines and meetings. If a project management tool is available to you, like Trello or Asana, utilize its features to keep yourself organized.
3) Order each task based on effort and estimated value.
4) Consider due dates and how long it will take to do each item.

When answering this question, show the interviewer that you have a system in place that helps you to think through what needs to happen, and when. The better you can prioritize, the more productive you will be, making you an asset to BackOffice Associates!

Question 5 of 25
Tell me a few of the data migration best practices that you follow on a regular basis.
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How to Answer
A data migration strategy should always be planned out before a project start. Successful migrations are based on accuracy and organization. Some best practices include:

- Performing a complete audit of the data, you will be migrating
- Immediately resolving the issues, you find in your data
- Putting controls in place to maintain the quality of your information
- Using tools to track and report on data quality/data integrity properly

Share with the interviewer that you understand how data should best be handled and maintained.

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Writers for BackOffice Associates, LLC Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
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Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
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Helen Lee is a freelance data analyst and writer with over 15 years of experience in the Marketing field working for companies and clients in a variety of industries including financial services, quick service restaurant (QSR), consumer packaged goods (CPG) and education technology. She has experience managing marketing research projects, conducting strategic analyses and writing and editing a variety of pieces including marketing material, blog entries and user guides.
Published: 12/06/2018

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