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Daimler Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Daimler job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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How can we motivate you on the job?

How to Answer

Every employer should know how each staff member is best motivated. Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are best motivated on the job.

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List of 28 Daimler Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1.

    How can we motivate you on the job?

      How to Answer

      Every employer should know how each staff member is best motivated. Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are best motivated on the job.

      Written by Nolan Henry on August 19th, 2021

      1st Answer Example

      "I am best motivated through words of praise and recognition for a job well done. I like to know that my efforts are being noticed. In my current position we have a leader board and I perform better in competition with myself or others."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am competitive by nature so the best way to motivate me on the job would be to give me a contest or challenging goal to achieve."

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  • Adaptability

    2.

    We are moving quickly into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?

      How to Answer

      Good news! If they are asking for your availability in the next few days, you likely made it to the next round. Try to be as flexible as possible with your availability.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I can make myself available at any time with some notice. The most ideal times for me to interview are between 8-10 AM and 2-5 PM Monday through Friday."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am happy to make myself available at your earliest convenience. I am very interested in this role and will be flexible when it comes to interview times."

  • Behavioral

    3.

    At Daimler, we are seeking individuals who are self-motivated. Share with me some ways you motivate yourself in your job performance.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer knows that there may be slower times when you will need to motivate yourself to stay focused. Be positive in your assurances. Help the hiring manager know that you can see a project through, and do not need someone to micromanage you as you work.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I believe that I work well independently. I always keep a running list of items that I might get to should I find myself with extra time. If a project is proving difficult, I find that having a conversation with someone helpful in motivating me. And more generally, I motivate myself with music, books, and seminars I watch online, in order to put me in the right frame of mind."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I like to motivate myself by reading sales books and working on my skills and work habits during my downtimes. I try to use the slower times to work on my craft or help others around me. In the mornings, I meditate or have a quiet time to clear my head and get ready for the day. I think that Daimler will find me ready and able to work every time I walk in the door."

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  • Career Goals

    4.

    At Daimler we like to hire those who see a future in the automobile industry. Where do you see this position taking you in the future?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you will be engaged enough to want to be promoted should that become a possibility. Engaged employees last longer, and are more productive. Talk to the interviewer about the type of career growth that you would like to see with Daimler. This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight some of your special skills, and work habits that separate you from the rest of the applicants.

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  • Communication

    5.

    At Daimler, we hire leaders who inspire and empower. What qualities do you think make an effective leader?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is attempting to assess your style of leadership and see if it is a good fit for the organization. Think about ways your leadership style inspires and empowers your employees to do their very best. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share the leadership skills you possess, and an effective ROI for Daimler.

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  • Communication

    6.

    At Daimler, we find that more and more people are buying online. How comfortable are you with computers and using them to interact with your clients?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to know that you are comfortable using a computer. You will likely be required to interact through the computer and the phone with customers. Not everyone likes to cold call, but it's still a very effective means of ensuring that you are top of mind when it comes to customer purchases. Assure the interviewer that you understand the importance of making sales calls whether through emails, online chats, or even on the phone.

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  • Compatibility

    7.

    The position may require you to work long hours, including nights and weekends. Are there any schedule limitations that you have?

      How to Answer

      As in any dealership, Daimler must maintain retail hours of operation. The interviewer needs to know of any scheduling conflicts that may prevent you from working your scheduled hours. Be upfront and forthcoming about any conflicts you might have including nights and weekends. Be positive about your willingness to work whatever hours you can.

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  • Creative Thinking

    8.

    Are you a creative person?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about any interest that you have in creativity and how you have implemented that creativity in the workplace.

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  • Customer Service

    9.

    At Daimler we like to train our employees in the art of sales and in the features of various models. Tell me about your sales philosophy.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is attempting to get a read on your sales experience by asking a specific sales-related question. Your exposure to previous sales training can help you more easily learn the Daimler system. Think about the qualities of a good salesperson and highlight the ones that come to mind. Be positive about your ability to learn further training.

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  • Customer Service

    10.

    During the day at Daimler, you are likely to be faced with lots of interruptions from customers needing assistance. Share with me how you deal with interruptions at your present position.

      How to Answer

      Any employee in a retail organization needs to be ready to assist a customer when it happens. The interviewer needs to assess your ability to handle disruptions. Think about what strategies you use to meet those needs, and how you navigate the constant distractions.

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  • Diligence

    11.

    Daimler is one of the largest manufacturers of vehicles in the world. How familiar are you with what we do here at Daimler?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you have researched the company as this indicates you are taking the potential of a job with Daimler seriously. This is a great opportunity to show that you have researched the company and that you share the core values. Be enthusiastic when answering the question so that the hiring manager senses your engagement.

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  • Discovery

    12.

    At Daimler we have many employees involved in social projects throughout the community. What social causes do you support and why are they important to you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is attempting to assess what you may be passionate about. Many employees desire to represent companies that are giving back to the communities they live in. This is a great opportunity to share with the hiring manager areas of social responsibility that are close to your heart. Be positive as you share, and be sure to highlight any that you know that the company supports in common with you.

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  • Discovery

    13.

    Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employment. What were you doing during those gaps?

      How to Answer

      There are many reasons for having a gap in your resume and it's best to be honest and up front about the reasons. Gaps are okay to have so long as there is a legitimate reason behind them. Also, show the interviewer that you did not remain dormant during that time. Talk about any courses you took, volunteer work you did, or any lucrative hobbies that filled your time.

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  • Discovery

    14.

    At Daimler, we believe in promoting a life/work balance for our employees, what are some things you do to help yourself divert from the stress of work?

      How to Answer

      Happy employees always make more productive employees. The interviewer needs to know that you will not work yourself so much that you burn out. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share things that make you a well-rounded person.

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  • Education

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    The training you are likely to receive will require classes on the features and functions of each model. This might require some self-study. How comfortable are you with this?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to know that you will complete your training as quickly as possible. Share with the interviewer your desire to become a product specialist/expert. Be sure to include times when you were given the opportunity to learn the features that will potentially benefit Daimler if you are hired.

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  • Experience

    16.

    In this digital age, Daimler is seeking to hire employees who are familiar with smartphones, iPads, and the like. Share with me what experience you have with technology and social media.

      How to Answer

      The digital age is on us, and changing all the time. Chances are Daimler will require you to have proficiency on your smartphone and other devices. The interviewer will need to assess your abilities in order to ensure your success in a very competitive marketplace. Without going into too much detail, reassure the manager that you have the ability to use your smartphone to interact with customers in a professional manner."

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  • Job Satisfaction

    17.

    The automobile industry is competitive. Are you comfortable working in a competitive environment?

      How to Answer

      At Daimler, as in most dealerships, sales positions are numbers-driven. This requires some healthy competition between various salespeople. Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable and capable to work within a highly competitive environment.

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  • Job Satisfaction

    18.

    At Daimler we seek to hire individuals who have a keen interest in the automobile industry. What interests you most about what we do?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to determine what attracted you to a position at Daimler. Having a genuine interest in the automobile industry can indicate that you are considering this position as a career rather than a temporary stop-gap. Think about the factors that stand out to you when you consider working for Daimler. When answering the question, show you have researched the company, by giving specific reasons you are excited at the possibility of working for Daimler. Be energetic in your response.

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  • Performance Based

    19.

    Many positions in our company are fully commissioned. Are you confident enough in your sales abilities to work on 100% commission?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to know that you are comfortable working in this type of pay structure so that you won't get frustrated if you struggle. Talking about salary and compensation expectations can be uncomfortable but it is a very necessary conversation between yourself and the hiring manager. Reassure the hiring manager that you will be aggressive enough to strive to make your sales goals and earn what you will need to live adequately. Share how you are currently paid. Be open and communicative when it comes to your needs and compensation desires.

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  • Performance Based

    20.

    At Daimler we put a lot of pride in our customer service. How do you go above and beyond for your clientele?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to assess whether you will commit yourself to excellence. Assure the interviewer that you take customer service seriously. Use an example of a time when you have gone over and above the general expectations in order to make a guest happy. Be sure to acknowledge the customer service efforts that Daimler puts forward.

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  • Stress

    21.

    There are times when the dealership gets busy, and stressful. Tell me about your previous position, and how you interacted with your supervisor under duress.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer must determine if you are respectful of your leaders. And while you do not always have to agree with your leader, you should demonstrate that you still communicate respectfully and effectively. Share with the interviewer a time when you have disagreed with your boss or professor, but you did not argue or have conflict with that person. Rather, through good communication, you worked together toward a solution.

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  • Stress

    22.

    At Daimler we set daily, weekly, and monthly targets for all of our sales employees. Have you worked with very specific KPI's as of late?

      How to Answer

      Every dealership tracks numbers to gauge performance. The interviewer needs to know that you are comfortable working toward daily, weekly, and monthly goals, as this can add pressure or stress to the job. Assure the interviewer that you are comfortable with strict sales targets. If you have worked in this type of environment before, talk about what you did to ensure that your quotas were met. Discuss your ability to work under the pressure associated with sales expectations.

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  • Teamwork

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    This position will likely require you to work with other department employees and their supervisors. Tell me about a time when you worked with another department and how it went.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is trying to assess whether or not you are a good team player. Chances are you will have to communicate with members of other departments, whose agenda may not always match with yours. Reassure the hiring manager that you will conduct yourself professionally and without creating drama for others to deal with.

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  • Teamwork

    24.

    This position requires a uniform. Are there any hindrances that might prevent you from wearing a uniform each day?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to know if you will be able to meet the company's appearance standards. Be upfront and honest about any item that might create an issue down the line.

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  • Teamwork

    25.

    Would you describe yourself as a structured type of person or one who goes with the flow?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer needs to know that you are capable of being balanced. While there are times you will need to follow a structured routine, there are also times when you will be required to multi-task. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of handling the approach that is required by the situation.

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  • Trust

    26.

    This position will require you to operate a motor vehicle, please tell me if you believe that there might be any restrictions in this area.

      How to Answer

      The companies that insure dealerships like the ones Daimler operates have distinct and strict rules about hiring employees who won't add to the insurance risk. Be open and honest about any kind of hindrance there might be on your license. This candor will prevent the company from having to withdraw an offer of employment when they discover that they cannot hire you.

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  • Trust

    27.

    At Daimler, we believe in protecting our customers' private information. Share with me ways that you have had to do this at your previous position.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer must gauge your honesty level and in an age of identity theft, this is a good way to assess it. Safeguarding a customer's private info is a sacred trust that must be handled with the utmost care. Assure the hiring manager that you share this commitment, and will be vigilant in protecting your customers. Be positive, but determined about your own efforts in past positions.

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  • Trust

    28.

    I see that you have recently worked for one of our direct competitors. Do you have a non-compete agreement in place?

      How to Answer

      In competitive markets such as the automobile industry, you may sometimes be asked to sign a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement. Be honest and open with the interviewer about any existing restrictions you may have when it comes to working for a competing organization.

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