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How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

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  1. 1.

    How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

      You cannot force others to communicate with you in a way that you would always prefer. Talk to the interviewer about a time that you have handled a supervisor who does not interact with you in a way that you like.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Whenever I have had a supervisor who does not properly communicate with me, I try to learn their style of communication and emulate it. Sometimes you have to relate to others in their style to be understood."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have had great supervisors in my previous positions; however, if faced with a communication challenge like this, I would ask the supervisor how I could improve communication between us. Rather than placing blame, I believe it's always more effective to ask for growth recommendations."

  2. 2.

    What do you hope to learn from this job at Binje Ackermans?

      Are you looking to learn the technical skills that will help you learn how to troubleshoot and repair computer issues so that you can one day work in the IT industry? Maybe you are looking to get some experience to help you decide if you want to become a social worker or work in the medical field. Share what you are looking to get out of the experience. Review the job description and information about related careers to help you get a better idea of what you have to look forward to. Discuss how this position will help you in your career!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am looking to lay the foundation for the rest of my career with this position. I looked at a lot of job postings and had interviewed some very carefully selected places, but you are by far my front-runner. I want to learn not only the fundamentals of sales but also become comfortable with both sides of the business. I appreciate that you want me to start with the basics of the inside sales before moving into outside sales."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I hope to gain stronger skills in communication and customer service. I understand that retail can be challenging because of the multiple personalities you are faced with on a daily basis. I believe this will help my confidence to grow, and my sales skills as well."

  3. 3.

    Take me through your experience in retail. What was the most challenging position you have held? Which was your favorite, and why?

      Walk the interviewer through your career history in retail. Be sure to highlight your favorite, and most challenging, positions. Discuss what made them so challenging and rewarding.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have worked in retail for the past eight years. My most challenging position was with Company ABC. I found it so challenging because it was a different industry than I was accustomed. I learned a great deal during that time. This position was also my favorite because it was such a great challenge. I like to be pushed beyond my boundaries. It keeps me motivated to be better."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "My most challenging position, and also my most favorite position, would be my current role. I would not normally choose to leave; however, I need to find a position related to my newly acquired degree. In my current position, the hours are great, my co-workers are nice, and I receive fair compensation."

  4. 4.

    In this role you will be required to handle customer transactions. On a scale of 1-10 how strong are your mathematical skills?

      Strong math skills are an asset in any retail based role. Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable with the math associated with handling cash transactions and performing inventory counts.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I did very well in math during High School and am comfortable with the math skills required when it comes to accepting cash, balancing a cash float, and performing inventory-related tasks."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "My math skills are strong, and I am confident that I can meet your expectations when it comes to accepting payment from customers."

  5. 5.

    Working in a retail environment, you will sometimes come across rude customers. How would you handle a customer who is aggressive towards you or a co-worker?

      Retail and customer service based roles will often require diplomacy when it comes to working with the public. Discuss with the interviewer how you would handle an aggressive customer.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "If I had a customer who was being aggressive and disrespectful, I would calmly but firmly ask them to calm down. If security needed to be called, I would do so. Everyone needs to remain respectful, and I would not hesitate to ask a customer to offer that respect, in return."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Most places that I have worked have procedures in place for these kinds of scenarios, and I am happy to follow the procedures put in place by Binje Ackermans S.A.."

  6. 6.

    Have you researched our company values? What makes you the best candidate for Binje Ackermans?

      It is incredibly important to research the company's core values and mission statement before you interview with them. Discuss with the hiring manager why you think you are the top choice for this role with Binje Ackermans S.A..

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have researched your core values online and appreciate that you put your customers first while empowering your employees at the same time. I think that I would be the best person for this job because I have a great appreciation for what Binje Ackermans S.A. is achieving in the retail marketplace."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Yes, I have researched your company, and I feel that my retail marketing education, as well as the fact that I am bilingual, makes me a solid candidate for this role."

  7. 7.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

      We all like recognition in some way for our accomplishments in the workplace. Share with the interviewer how you would want credit for your hard work. Through gifts? Financial perks? Public recognition? Kind words? Title promotions?

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am very much an over-achiever and find that the best way for me to be recognized for a job well done is through words of kindness and recognition. I am easily encouraged, and the best reward for me is to know that my hard work is noticed."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "As a sales professional, I am driven by a challenge with a financial perk. Sales contests, for example, are a great way to motivate me."

  8. 8.

    Why is this job with Binje Ackermans right for you at this time in your career?

      Discuss with the interviewer why you are looking to make a change, and how this particular role fits well with the changes that you are seeking. Be sure to give a more in-depth answer than the typical 'I am looking for growth' answer that so many interviewers hear. Be thoughtful and draw upon the research you have done on the company.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have been passively seeking a new position for quite some time and haven't jumped on anything yet because I want to make sure it's the right fit. I feel that this job is right for me, at this point in my career, because it offers an opportunity for me to utilize my recent education in Communication while giving me an opportunity to advance in my management skills."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "This job will fit perfectly surrounding my school schedule. I hope once I complete my education that I can be given full-time hours for the summer. I am excited to work for Binje Ackermans S.A. because of the flexibility you offer students, as well as the growth potential."

  9. 9.

    We need reliable people on our team at Binje Ackermans. How many days were you absent from work last year?

      A part of being a diligent employee is to ensure that you are always on time and present when expected. It's great to even be 10 minutes early rather than just showing up right on the dot. Talk to the interviewer about your attendance.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I had zero unexcused absences last year. In total, I took 12 vacation days out of my 15 allotted days. I was sick just 2, and a note from my Doctor accompanied those. Once I was late due to a terrible snow storm, and I always try to be 10 minutes early for my shift."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am very committed to my employer and am only absent in events of sickness or the odd family emergency. I do my best always to be available and present when expected."

  10. 10.

    What are your salary expectations?

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Currently, I earn a base salary of $45,000 per year plus a potential 20% annual bonus. Last year my earnings were $52,000, and I would like to stay in the same range or slightly higher."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am currently making $22/hour with two bonus opportunities. I am looking for compensation that is aligned with the role and provides an opportunity for growth."

  11. 11.

    This position requires a flexible schedule as we are open evenings, weekends, and most holidays. Are you able to commit to these hours?

      Most retail positions require a wide range of hours that may include evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, and split shifts. Assure the interviewer that you can commit to a wide range of hours. If there is anything in your schedule that may hinder your availability, be sure to address this.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am happy to offer a flexible schedule, and to work overtime as needed. I do take an evening college course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I would not be available those days, after 5 PM."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I understand that this role will include working evenings, weekends, and holidays. I am available to work anytime and am happy to work overtime as well."

  12. 12.

    Binje Ackermans puts customer service first. How do you ensure that you always put the customers' needs first?

      Retail environments are competitive, and business can go down with one honest mistake. Discuss with the interviewer how you ensure that your customers receive the best service from you.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have a rule always to treat my customers how I would want treatment in a store or establishment. Customer service is vital to a company's success."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I ensure that my customers' needs are met by actively listening to them and also asking the right questions. Treat others as you want to be treated. It's a good rule to live by."

  13. 13.

    What do you know about Binje Ackermans? Why do you want to work for us?

      Display your enthusiasm for the job by assuring the interviewer you have researched the organization and the role. What did you find in your research that made you excited to work for Binje Ackermans S.A.?

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have researched Binje Ackermans S.A. a great deal and am very happy with the positive reviews I came across, online. I would love to work for a company with such a great reputation."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I want to work for Binje Ackermans S.A. because I shop here all of the time. I love your product, and your company culture seems great too."

  14. 14.

    At Binje Ackermans we have a very clear return policy. How would you handle a customer who was arguing with you about a potential return?

      As a retail employee, you will come across customers who want to argue with store policy. Assure the interviewer that you can handle a situation like this with poise while keeping the customer happy, and keeping the needs of the company in mind as well.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Return policies are meant to be followed; however, there may be some exceptions allowed from time to time. I feel that having a satisfied customer is most important and sometimes refusing a return is not worth the bad word of mouth or risk of negative online review. There is a fine balance between being accommodating and being a pushover. If I were unsure of the best decision, I would ask my supervisor for clarification."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have some dispute resolution training from my previous retail position and fully believe that flexibility needs to be offered in extreme situations."

  15. 15.

    We have a strong employee honesty program in place at Binje Ackermans to prevent loss. What would you do if you discovered that a co-worker was stealing product or money?

      Loss prevention initiatives are incredibly important in the retail sector. Discuss with the interviewer how you would handle a situation surrounding employee theft.

      Be sure to avoid sounding self-righteous in your answer. Be diplomatic and refer to company protocol in these situations.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My reaction to employee theft would differ if I were a retail associate or a retail manager. If I were a manager and caught an employee stealing, I would terminate them immediately. If I were an associate, I would report the incident according to company protocol. I would avoid approaching the employee as I would not want to make it a personal issue."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I value honesty so if I saw a co-worker stealing; I would tell my manager immediately. Do you have a process in place for reporting these types of situations?"

  16. 16.

    This position requires you to wear a uniform to work. Have you worn a uniform in the workplace before? How do you feel about this?

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  17. 17.

    In our retail stores we take pride in our merchandising and displays. Do you consider yourself to be a creative person, capable of making an attractive retail display?

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  18. 18.

    At Binje Ackermans we firmly believe in grooming our employees into management roles as they show potential. Are you interested in potential leadership roles with us?

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  19. 19.

    Tell me 3 qualities you possess that make you a strong fit for this position with Binje Ackermans.

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  20. 20.

    In a retail environment, staff turnover is often high. How would you handle it if your co-worker did not show up for their shift?

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  21. 21.

    You will be responsible for a large amount of cash and valuable merchandise at Binje Ackermans. What would your most recent employer say about your character and honesty?

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  22. 22.

    At Binje Ackermans we like to hire strong achievers. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

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  23. 23.

    Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.

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  24. 24.

    What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

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  25. 25.

    What type of manager brings out the best in you?

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  26. 26.

    Personality fit is important to us at Binje Ackermans. How would you describe your personality?

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  27. 27.

    What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

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  28. 28.

    Describe to me your ideal employer.

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  29. 29.

    How can Binje Ackermans motivate you on the job?

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  30. 30.

    How do you feel about performance incentives?

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  31. 31.

    Do you have reliable transportation?

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  32. 32.

    How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?

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