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29 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
Published September 12th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

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1.

Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

On occasion, mistakes will happen, and communication will be broken. Talk to the interviewer about a time that this occurred in the workplace. How did you resolve the situation?

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I recall one instance where I misread an email from one of my subordinates. The punctuation was incorrect, and I read it in in a dire tone rather than in a positive one, as it was intended. After a tense conversation, the employee clarified her intention, and it seems I was mistaken. She and I agreed to exercise verbal communication on a regular basis to avoid a similar situation from happening again."

Michelle's Answer #2

"We recently had a missing link in communication to one of our vendors, who we signed on to provide a large service. They were not aware of a change in the agreement which cost the company wasted time, resources and money. We were able to identify the breakdown in communication and change the process to ensure it does not happen again."

2.

Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

Public speaking can be intimidating, so assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. Have you taken any courses or training in public speaking? Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations should it be required in your role with Ceragon Networks Inc.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my last two roles I have been responsible for regularly presenting to my team of 43 staff as well as to our entire warehouse team of more than 200. I have also been part of my local Toastmasters group, which helped a great deal. Overall, I feel that I am a confident public speaker."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I do not have a lot of experience in presenting to large groups, but I do present regularly to groups averaging around 4 to 6 people. I am a confident speaker in that setting and am sure that I could present in front of many people - I'd be happy to take on that challenge."

3.

How would you describe your written communication skills?

Being a clear communicator, in written form, is a crucial skill to master. Have you taken any courses in communication and writing? Are you confident in your written communication skills? Talk to the interviewer about your written communication abilities and support your answer with a brief example or story.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I would describe my written communication skills as very strong. Writing has always been a passion of mine on a personal level, and I appreciate the importance of expressing oneself clearly, succinctly and without error in a business setting. That's a tremendous piece of building one's professional reputation. I have studied communication, writing and journalism at the university level and feel confident I could represent Ceragon Networks well in my written correspondence."

Michelle's Answer #2

"My written communication skills are solid. I often utilize written communications as a follow up to verbal communications. They provide a great resource for associates to go back to and reference, plus might answer any questions that come up along the way."

4.

Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

Are you the individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability? The interviewer would like to know if your work style will be a fit with Ceragon Networks, Inc.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Actually, I thrive in both environments. I feel I perform well when I have routine, day-to-day tasks that can be fine-tuned and perfected over time, but I really shine when I get to solve problems while dealing with unexpected developments with a project or initiative. A healthy mix of both is the best environment for me."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I like to have a bit of both, honestly. I have a general schedule that I follow in the morning including a team huddle, setting objectives for the day, following up with clients, and then setting new meetings with prospects. That said, the in-between of that framework is always pretty unpredictable. In sales, you never know what might happen, especially when selling a product, as I do. More often than not, there is some challenge or drama throughout the day (or 20), so that variety keeps me on my toes, engaged and excited."

5.

What excites you?

Every hiring manager wants to know how to keep you best motivated and excited about the job. Talk to the interviewer about what excites you and keeps you happy at work.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have a healthy competitive edge, even if its a personal competition. For me, I am excited and motivated by winning, whether that be winning over a new client, exceeding my KPIs or being recognized for a job well done. I am also motivated and energized by a strong team that supports and challenges one another."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I get excited when new challenges are presented in the workplace. This could include a new program, a new customer initiative, a sales contest, or even the training of a new employee. A fresh problem to solve or a fresh obstacle to conquer is highly motivating and exciting for me."

6.

If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

Often we will leave the tasks that we don't like for last in the act of procrastination. Other times, we will mindfully move a particular responsibility for last because we feel that it makes the most sense. Help the interviewer to determine which personality type you are by answering this question.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"If given a choice, I would leave my documentation tasks for last. I say this because I like to spend my time selling and hitting targets; that's the most energizing and satisfying to me, so completing tasks related to documentation during business hours often feels like a distraction from business development. I do understand the importance of appropriate documentation; I just prefer to save it for after the workday."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I think it's natural to want to save the hardest or most demanding tasks for last, so I make a conscious effort not to do that. I try to review my to-do list each morning and pick the most difficult task on the list to complete first. That way, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment, and it's a nice confidence boost as I move on to tasks throughout the day that aren't quite as challenging."

7.

At Ceragon Networks, Inc., we value calculated risk. When have you taken an unusual risk in the workplace? What was the outcome?

The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of taking calculated risks in the workplace and that you understand the difference between a calculated risk and a risky choice.

Think of a work-related risk, like trying out a new idea to solve a problem. You may even take on a new responsibility that you're not trained in, which is a little bit of a risk. Give an example that shows you are thoughtful and strategic when taking risks.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Last month I took an unusual risk by accepting an outside sales call when I am an inside sales employee. An existing client asked me to meet him because he had some additional business he was thinking of awarding our company, but he wanted to make sure we had a strong rapport before he handed the business over. I met him in person, and we got along so well that he gave me an additional $1M in annual business. I knew it was a risk because my traditional area of expertise is inside sales accounts, but I knew the reward was greater than the potential risk, so I took it. It was well worth it!"

Michelle's Answer #2

"I certainly took a risk by leaving my strategic account management position to take an entry sales position in another organization. My family thought I was nuts. But, while it was risky, I wanted to get into sales and I wanted to experience a startup environment. It worked out great, as I got basic sales experience, and then have been steadily promoted since. My career has moved in an upward trajectory so much faster since I took that leap of faith."

8.

Would you say you are a better oral or written communicator?

In which manner do you prefer to communicate - oral or verbal? Discuss your preference with the interviewer and support your answer.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I believe both oral and written communication are important for business success, and each has its strengths. I feel confident in both - in-person communication can be valuable for reading facial expressions, body language, etc., while written communication is ideal for establishing a record of important information. Over the course of my career, I've tried very hard to hone skills in both areas so that I'm a well-rounded, strong communicator."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I do not lean one way or another when it comes to oral or written communication. Both are equally important to me. If I have to choose just one, I will choose written communication as one can always refer back to written communication for reference."

9.

We value communication at Ceragon Networks, Inc. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?

Rachelle's Answer #1

"My current supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team also lets me know if I need to clarify anything. Based on this feedback from my current co-workers, I would rate my communication skills as an 8 out of 10. I'm definitely strong in this area, but still have room for improvement as I continue to grow as a leader and become more familiar with the Ceragon Networks communication values. "

Michelle's Answer #2

"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I believe in being clear, direct and up front with my co-workers. It is the foundation of all success in business. I am always striving to be a better communicator - to always be clear but kind - so I leave the rest of the scale as an aspirational measure."

10.

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

Others don't always communicate with you in the style that you would prefer. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have handled a supervisor who does not interact with you in a way that you like or that is clear to you.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Whenever I have had a supervisor who does not properly communicate with me, I first try to learn their style of communication and emulate it. I also try to ask a lot of questions and document instructions in writing as much as possible in order to make sure I'm understanding."

Michelle's Answer #2

"There are times in business when this happens. I make sure I regroup with the supervisor to explain the strain a gap in communication causes on the team. I then go into mending mode, ensuring the information that needs to be communicated gets disseminated out to the team."

11.

What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

There are many options for communication software and messaging applications. Give the interviewer a brief overview of the applications you are experienced in and assure them that you can learn their internal system, should it be new to you.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have used a variety of team-based messaging applications - they are powerful tools for encouraging and organizing team communication. I am most familiar with Slack, Apple Messenger and Google Hangouts Chat. Most of these programs are fairly user-friendly and intuitive, so I feel confident that no matter which system you use, I can pick it up very quickly."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I do not have a lot of experience with team-based messaging applications besides MSN Messenger years ago. I do pick up on technology quickly and have no concerns when it comes to my ability to learn. What team-based messaging applications do you use at Ceragon Networks?"

12.

How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people that you work with and care for. Whether it is delivering a less than positive work review or terminating someone - it doesn't come easy. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of task in a transparent, concise and professional manner.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I believe no one enjoys sharing bad news with a co-worker, but I do have experience in doing so. When this type of task is required, I make sure, first, to practice empathy. Truth is always key, so I will be honest and clear when sharing the news. For instance, if I am to terminate someone's employment, I will not sugar coat the reasons. It's best they know so that they can learn from the experience."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I try to be very direct with my communication skills. While showing empathy is always important, I try not to be over-emotional when sharing non-ideal information with team members - most news of this nature is fact-based and can be presented calmly and rationally. A sense of optimism can also help. Good or bad news, there is always a way to improve the situation and create something good from it. After delivering bad news, I will work with my coworker to find a positive solution."

13.

At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

Are you accustomed to working in an environment where clear communication with others is critical? Talk to the interviewer about your most recent work and how communication played a part.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my previous role, healthy communication was required to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods, and our management required that we all take specific workshops on team communication and appropriate documentation. The company was committed to upholding the body of research that shows that teams who communicate better also perform better. Because of this, I feel confident in my prior training and am sure that my communication skills are solid."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I currently do not enjoy a healthy level of team communication in my workplace - communication skills are neither required nor modeled by our management team. This is part of the reason I am seeking new employment. I highly value clear communication and believe I do my best work within teams who are highly communicative and collaborative. How do you encourage strong communication among employees here at Ceragon Networks?"

14.

Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.

Possessing the skills to improve communication in the workplace is a very valuable asset. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to enhance communication in the workplace. Be sure to tie in how your skills will benefit Ceragon Networks, Inc..

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my current position I have one particular client who is an exceptionally brief communicator. If I ask two questions, he tends to answer only one. I learned quickly that he would not acknowledge anything for which he did not have a direct answer, so I began to ask him questions in a different way. For example, I would say 'Do you have an answer for me on question X?' and he would say yes or no. We would then go from there. This method was an effective form of communication for that particular client. I have a few approaches that will be useful when working for Ceragon."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I once had a client who often missed email updates. It caused us to cross our wires a few times. I suggested that we book a quick call every week to review any outstanding areas that need to be addressed, and I followed each call with a status report so that the conversation was documented. This process worked well for us, and I believe it would work well for clients at Ceragon Networks as well."

15.

How can Ceragon Networks, Inc. motivate you, as a leader?

Your motivation may be that the idea of success and achievement drives you. Perhaps you are working toward career advancement. Take some time to think about what truly motivates you.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I believe that, for the most part, I am intrinsically motivated. However, I am often encouraged by verbal recognition of my impact, along with compensation-based rewards. This could be a competition for a gift card or a contest where I can earn a bigger holiday party budget for my team. Being a leader comes naturally to me, so I don't find it to be an onerous task very often. My competitive side keeps me motivated as well."

Michelle's Answer #2

"In a competitive industry, I want to work for the best and with the best. I am motivated by a company that sets high performance standards, and by colleagues who work hard to meet them. I love being challenged by my peers to deliver my very best work."

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Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  2. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
  3. How would you describe your written communication skills?
  4. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
  5. What excites you?
  6. If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?
  7. At Ceragon Networks, Inc., we value calculated risk. When have you taken an unusual risk in the workplace? What was the outcome?
  8. Would you say you are a better oral or written communicator?
  9. We value communication at Ceragon Networks, Inc. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  10. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
  11. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
  12. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
  13. At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?
  14. Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.
  15. How can Ceragon Networks, Inc. motivate you, as a leader?
  16. We appreciate innovative thinking at Ceragon Networks, Inc. When have you created a new product or service?
  17. Give me an example of a time when you had to troubleshoot to solve a problem?
  18. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
  19. Work volumes can become very high at Ceragon Networks, Inc. How do you handle a larger than average workload?
  20. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?
  21. Ceragon Networks, Inc. encourages continued education. Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.
  22. When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?
  23. How often do you discuss work with your colleagues, in order to think up new systems and styles of working?
  24. What do you know about the culture at Ceragon Networks, Inc.?
  25. If Ceragon Networks, Inc. hired you today, what would you accomplish first?
  26. Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
  27. At Ceragon Networks, Inc., we give everyone the opportunity to be a mentor. Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
  28. When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.
  29. Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.
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