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At Cambridge Mechatronics we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
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At Cambridge Mechatronics we seek to hire those with a strong understanding of the computer, IT, and electronics industry. Walk me through your background and highlight your most relevant experience.
The interviewer can see that you have previous positions which qualify you for this job with Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd.; however, they want for you to go into further detail on the roles which you feel are the most relevant to the position at hand. This question also helps the interviewer to see that you understand the job description and requirements of the role. If you do not understand the position requirements fully, a question like this will make that transparent to the interviewer. Be sure you know your stuff! Use the keywords provided in the job posting/job description to keep the attention of the interviewer.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"From my understanding of this position, you are looking for a professional who is skilled in X, Y, and Z. I bring about seven years of experience in each of those skills - primarily from my jobs with Company A and Company B. In total; I have over ten years of industry experience which means a full understanding of your organizations' primary focus."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I feel that my current position is the most relevant to this particular role with Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. because we use the same software, and the business model is very similar. My current position aside, I have approximately ten years of related experience in skills A, B, and C - which you mentioned as required skills for this position."
Anonymous Answer
"From my understanding of this position, you're looking for a professional person who is strongly skilled at control algorithm design and optimization about SMA technology, self-motivated, and organized in project management. Above all, I have studied automation and control engineering for five years, which brings a firm knowledge foundation of control and system engineer with good programming skills in MATLAB. Although my practical industrial experience is not rich, as a student, I have achieved distinction level grades in whole courses. As an academic rep, I have also completed extracurricular classes, including communication and teamwork, to improve myself as much as possible. I participated in many activities under heavy studying missions, which means I am a good planner to balance various tasks and get satisfactory results. I believe that I am matching this position in many aspects."
Rachelle's Answer
Amazing response! You are so thorough and sound incredibly confident in how well you fit the needs of the company. Excellent work.
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Our industry is a competitive one. In your opinion, what makes Cambridge Mechatronics stand out from our competitors?
It is vital that you thoroughly research Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. before your interview, as well as their competitors. Be prepared to talk about their competitive landscape and why Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. comes out on top. You can keep your answer brief but be as specific as you can. Show off the research you've done!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I fully understand that this is a competitive industry. You get one chance to impress your customers, so first impressions are everything. When I looked online at the industry reviews, Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. seemed to have many more positive reviews than any competitor. You say on your website that your customer service values are the most important focus and that truly does stand out."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"After researching Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. I think that the verbiage you use on your website and your social media content has the most positive and customer-centered message. That was a real stand out to me."
Anonymous Answer
"I fully understand that this is a competitive industry. I have browsed your website, and I am impressed with the concise and ordered interfacial design. I can easily look up the products and technologies and check your research field and future development with the latest news. Besides, I also browsed and knew the background of some senior engineers employed. I find they are all the top engineers from very famous universities, which indicate your group is excellent and professional."
Rachelle's Answer
The research you have done is thorough, and your answer is unique. I enjoy the angle here; from making a note of the website's inter-facial design and ease of use, to the background of their esteemed employees. Well done.
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At Cambridge Mechatronics we like to develop Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in multiple fields. If you could sum up your knowledge to one area of expertise, what would it be?
Everyone has their strengths and areas of expertise. The interviewer wants to know what your is. Talking about your strong suits is not bragging, but it can still be tough to pump your tires. Think about times in the recent past where your manager or co-workers have come to you for answers. Do you seem to have the answers when it comes to a particular subject? Perhaps you just completed additional education or certification in a specific area. Discuss an area where you think you bring above average industry knowledge.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have spent a few years sharpening my knowledge and expertise in X. In my current position, my coworkers will often come to me with questions relating to this subject. I am always happy to help, and if I do not know the answer, I will research until I have found one."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"If I could sum up my knowledge in one area of expertise, I would say that I am a subject matter expert in heavy duty electronics and equipment. I am very passionate about the subject. With that said, I do enjoy continued education in a range of subjects."
Anonymous Answer
"During my previous study, I find I am good at, also interested in modeling a system and design a control law to stabilize the plant, or analyze complex systems and find optimization solution in some aspects. To summarise, I am a self-motivated problem-solver, and I can be encouraged and do better through a sense of achievement."
Rachelle's Answer
In your summary, I recommend stating again what you would be a SME in, if you could sum up your overall expertise. The final sentence seems a bit out of place. Other than that - excellent work! I have revised your answer slightly, below.
"During my studies, I found that I am good at and interested in modeling a system and designing a control law to stabilize the plant, or analyzing complex systems and finding optimization solutions. To summarize, if I were to be considered an SME in any regard, it would be in analysis and optimization."
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We have multiple avenues for career growth. Where would you like to see your career with Cambridge Mechatronics take you?
Interviewing, hiring, and onboarding is an expensive and time-consuming process for Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd.. Since there are likely many career opportunities available to you at Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd., be prepared to discuss how you would like to see your career grow. This shows the interviewer that you are engaged in this process and interested in becoming a long-term fixture in their organization.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I was browsing your online job board to see what types of growth opportunities were available with Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd.. One role that stood out to me was the IT Department Manager position. It seemed that this could be a very natural step in my career once I have grown with you for a couple of years. I'd like to learn more about what I can do to prepare myself for a role like that."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"In my current position, I have had my sights set on the senior leadership position in my department. If I were to join Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd., my goal would be the same. I plan to take a few leadership workshops in the coming months to help get me there."
Anonymous Answer
"My first step is to become a junior control engineer, gather practical industrial experience, and promote my professional skills through many interdisciplinary projects. Next is to be a senior engineer, and final, my goal is developing to be an engineering-related project manager."
Rachelle's Answer
Wonderful! Your career path is very clear, and you know the steps you need to take to get there. This approach shows maturity and a willingness to work hard.
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As you know, we have a very high customer service standard at Cambridge Mechatronics. If you could sum up your customer service style in 3 words, which would you choose?
Most companies rely heavily on their customer service reputation. Assure the interviewer that you will value their client base by providing the same excellent service they have come to expect from Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd..

When using keywords to describe your customer service style try to avoid overused terms such as 'friendly'. If there are keywords you see frequently used by Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. on their website, in their job postings, or in their job descriptions, you can draw on those as well.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have heard great things about the customer service provided by Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd. and I look forward to joining your esteemed team. If I could sum up my customer service style in 3 words, I would choose attentive, personalized, and energetic."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Here are some traits that many hiring managers look for when determining your ability to provide great service to their clients:

- Ability to Handle The Unexpected
- Attentive
- Calming
- Communicative
- Confident
- Intuitive
- Knowledgeable
- Patient
- Persuasive
- Positive / Positive Language and Outlook
- Timely"
Anonymous Answer
"I have heard great things about the customer service provided by Cambridge Mechatronics, Ltd., and I look forward to joining your esteemed team. If I could sum up my customer service style in three words, I would choose patient, knowledgeable, and energetic."
Rachelle's Answer
Perfect! It's great that you give a nod to the customer service efforts at Cambridge Mechatronics. Your customer service style describes very well what many companies strive for in their customer service delivery.
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