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Boeing Interview

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Tell me about a time when you reached a goal within a tight deadline.

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    Tell me about a time when you reached a goal within a tight deadline.

      Imagine yourself racing to complete an assignment with only six hours left to reach the finish line. Whether you have experienced this type of pressure in school or the workplace, you understand the intensity. Boeing wants to hear that you are determined and motivated. They want to hear how you navigated the obstacles along the way. Explain the steps you took to make it happen. Be sure to share the results!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My previous boss gave me a 30-day deadline to hire four new technicians. After that, we were going to be meeting a hiring freeze with an undetermined end date. I used a service called Zip Recruiter and was able to make three excellent hires within two weeks."

      Anonymous Answer

      "We started on implementing a new saw; suddenly, the supplier indicated that they had to deliver early. We had to work extra hours to ensure that the area needed was cleared two days earlier than planned. That meant increasing the workforce allocated to this task from 1 to 4 so that the job could be done in 2 days instead of 4 days."

      Lauren's Answer

      Great example. There is a way to highlight your leadership and problem-solving skills that were required for this scenario. I want to create a consistent flow of highlighting your strongest skills. Reiteration of Leadership and problem-solving will help you stand out and be more memorable.

      "There was a time when I had to think quickly to resolve a change in a target deadline. A supplier was making a large delivery in half the time we anticipated. Thankfully, I was able to increase manpower to clear the delivery location. When leading a team, it is important to rely on clear communication and problem-solving. I managed to allocate a handful of employees to the new, expedited task to meet the tight deadline."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am constantly making goals for myself to encourage my workflow. I try to perform one inspection per day, so I am continually writing investigative reports, and they are due every two weeks. If I do not stay organized, everything will fall apart. Creating smaller goals to produce quality reports helps my state agency overall."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It sounds as though you have a lot going on! Try speaking about one specific instance for this 'Tell me about a time' style question. These situational questions generally require a specific story to be most impactful.

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