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At Dynacom Tankers Management we like to hire those who can think on their feet. When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?

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  1. 1.

    At Dynacom Tankers Management we like to hire those who can think on their feet. When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?

      Being able to make quick decisions and think fast on your feet sets top-notch professionals out from the crowd. We all make a lot of choices every day, so start off by telling the interviewer that you currently make a lot of quick decisions each day. Next, be prepared with a more significant example that will be sure to impress.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My current position requires me to make tough decisions on a regular basis. I work well under pressure like that. With split-second decisions, I will always go with my initial instinct. Last week, I had to make an important transport decision based on unexpected weather. It worked out well because I am no stranger to multi-tasking and I have great support staff who are well trained and fast acting."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "In my current fast-paced role, this happens often! We handle a lot of customer situations and put them first and foremost. Often, we have guidelines we follow, and there are also times when situations call for creative solutions to meet customer needs. I make split-second decisions when resolving these matters in the best interest of the customer and the company."

  2. 2.

    Have you ever worked in a unionized environment? How do you feel about unions?

      You may love unions, or you may have adversity towards them. The best thing to do when you are asked a question like this is to give an answer that is positive, either way.

      Like there is always two sides to a story - there is still a positive to find from either side. Talk about your experience in a union environment; however, if it was not a positive one, it's highly recommended that you avoid complaining. Pick a positive note and focus on that.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I feel that unions have their place in many situations. I worked in a unionized environment for three years with Company ABC, and the union created a smoother and more organized environment."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Although I have not worked in a unionized environment in the past, I do see why a union environment would be helpful to many industries and workplaces. They create strong policy, standards, and expectations that protect all parties. Are you a unionized environment here at Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd.?"

  3. 3.

    What are your strengths?

      Which personal advantages make you excellent at your job? Strengths can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks.

      In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand client needs, and help you to apply what you have learned in your training. Talk to the interviewer about a couple of your strengths and why those will help you to be successful in this role.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I think my strengths are in my perceptiveness and ability to be observant of the needs of others. These strengths are part of what makes me an excellent performer in a client facing role."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "My biggest strengths include the ability to catch on to new material quickly, as well as my ability to maintain a positive attitude despite any negative situation. These skills allow me to be a valuable employee in nearly all situations."

  4. 4.

    We have many strong competitors at Dynacom Tankers Management. In your opinion, what sets us apart?

      Before your interview with Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. it's a great idea to get to know who their competitors are, and what makes Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. stand out from the rest.

      Research online through a Google news search, or on the company website. If Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. has a 'News' or 'About Us' section on their website you will likely find some information on recent awards, industry accolades, etc.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "While researching Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. and the local market I did see that there are a few competitors in our area. What stood out to me was the enthusiasm of your team when I first applied here, and also the fact that you recently won the coveted Transportation Leadership Award. In addition to all of this, I see that Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. puts an important focus on carbon footprint. All of this makes you stand out from your competitors."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "You value your people and have an awesome culture centered around achievement, growth, and accountability, and you are disrupting an industry that needs some shaking up and you have science that is allowing that disruption. Honestly, the energy in here is contagious, which only make me more excited about the opportunity."

  5. 5.

    When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

      Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I would say that pretty much every company I have worked for has valued diversity. Working with people from all walks of life help shed different perspectives and identify potential problems faster."

  6. 6.

    What do you think might be the greatest challenges faced in this job? How will you overcome these challenges?

      Even though it may seem like a dream job, the interviewer wants to know that you have realistic expectations of the role and that you will not be blindsided if problems or challenges present themselves. Keep your answer simple. It is okay to ask for clarification on the position if you do not fully understand what challenges are in store for you.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I think the greatest challenges in this role will be to learn the proper operation of the equipment. Another challenge will be the physical aspect of the position as I will be required to stand and walk around most of the day. I will be sure to pay keen attention to training and ask questions along the way. In regards to the physical component - I will get used to the additional activity after just a couple of days, I'm sure."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I would say the greatest challenges I'll face in this role is learning the industry ins and outs to be perceived as an expert when making the pitch to new clients. I'm not worried about learning the material or the pitch, but there's more to being credible than the company's pitch. I want to immerse myself in the industry jargon and attend as many seminars and conventions as possible. I've already begun subscribing and reading the leading industry publications so that I can get into the nitty-gritty of how it all works. Of course, I will also seek out mentorship opportunities where I can learn from folks who have been in the industry for years. I find they love to share their knowledge and it gives me a leg up."

  7. 7.

    How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

      Encouragement to others is a great skill to possess. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to encourage creative ideas in your team members.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I like to encourage other people to be creative in their thinking and present ideas to the company, no matter how off the wall they may seem. Some of our most successful employees are ones who are confident in their ability to bring forward their unique ideas. I encourage participation through an open door policy and strong praise for those who show initiative."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Here are some ways that you can encourage ideas in others:

      - Get to know them and what they like to work on
      - Send an encouraging email letting them know you like their plan or ideas
      - Publicly praise their efforts
      - If they are doing a great job, offer them more related opportunities
      - If you are a leader, then tell them that you like their ideas
      - Say things like 'Well done' or 'Nice work' on a regular basis
      - Show that you believe in their quality of work before they even deliver it"

  8. 8.

    Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change, in one of your past roles?

      The interviewer would like to know that you have the type of personality where you can take initiative. Show that you are happy being an engaged part of your company, and team.

      Perhaps a new company policy was coming into place, and you helped to execute some changes. Maybe a new employee benefit program was introduced, or a new software implemented. In your example, be specific about what you did, and the impact your actions had - whether short or long term.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Last month our company introduced a new software program called XYZ. I was already familiar with the program because I had used it in a previous role. I offered to do an employee training on the program, and my boss agreed to it. I took a lunch hour to give my presentation and then offered myself as the subject matter expert, moving forward. The implementation went very well, and my boss was thankful for my help."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "In my current position, I helped to rearrange our scheduling to save the company money on overtime and temporary staffing. I was able to make significant changes which ended up saving our company nearly half a million dollars in the first year. It felt great to make such a huge impact."

  9. 9.

    We like to hire well-rounded candidates at Dynacom Tankers Management. Walk me through your freight management experience.

      The interviewer is interested in knowing more about your range of experience in freight management. Try to focus the bulk of your answer on the primary focus of business at Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd.. Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your resume and highlight any individual industry related training you may be received.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My overall experience includes both domestic and international freight, with a special focus on sea transportation. The last four years of my employment has focused primarily on international freight. I am well versed in Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and have a full understanding of International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) compliance and national transportation regulations."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am new to the sea transportation industry; however, I have been studying SOLAS and IMDG in my spare time. I am ready to immerse myself in learning more about this industry."

  10. 10.

    If someone asked you the top 3 benefits of sea based transportation and logistics, what would you tell them?

      The interviewer would like to see that you have a genuine interest in the business they conduct at Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd.. Briefly discuss with the interviewer what you feel the benefits of sea transportation are.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "There are some great benefits to sea transportation, but I believe the biggest three benefits of working with an organization like Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. are that it's a great solution for transporting heavy and bulky goods. Also, sea transportation offers much more flexibility when it comes to the materials allowed to be transported. Thirdly, sea transport allows the greatest quantity of materials in a load, because of their large storage capacity."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "That's a great question! If I had to choose the top benefits of sea transportation, I would say that it's more economical for large shipments, it allows for a wider range of materials to be transported, and it offers fewer restrictions on the type of materials shipped."

  11. 11.

    At Dynacom Tankers Management we connect businesses who need to ship their goods with businesses who require those goods. This means that relationships are everything to us. What is your customer service philosophy?

      Because Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. puts so much effort into their reputation, the interviewer needs to be confident that your philosophy on customer service aligns well with theirs. Be sure to research the Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. website and take note of any keywords they use when it comes to their clients and services. Match your language with theirs.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I noticed on your website that you value your clients by actively listening to their needs. You also survey them regularly while staying on top of industry trends so that you can provide them with innovative new services. To me, customer service goes beyond friendliness and efficiency. You need to understand your customer's business needs and have the ability to analyze their future needs so that you can respond appropriately to their business landscape changes."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I realize that "The customer is always right" must be a popular answer; however, I feel that first and foremost, the customer needs to trust your product and services. So, for that reason, I would say that my customer service philosophy is all about building trust and transparency."

  12. 12.

    Why do you see Dynacom Tankers Management as a long term career fit? How does sea transportation fit into your long term career goals?

      Talk to the interviewer about the type of career growth that you would like to see with Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd.. Why do you want a career in the sea transport industry, and how do you think this position will satisfy that desire?

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I love the logistics and critical thinking required of me in the sea transport industry. It is continually challenging. What excites me most about this opportunity is that there is room for advancement in a leadership role. I would like to work my way to a significant leadership position with Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. over the coming years."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "This position aligns nicely with my career goal of continued growth. The role is in my comfort zone, but a new enough approach that will intrigue me, and the company size is adequate to support growth."

  13. 13.

    At Dynacom Tankers Management our facility runs 24/7. What is your availability? Do you have a preferred shift?

      If Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. runs a morning, afternoon, and evening shift then you should go into the interview being very clear on your preference and availability.

      The last thing you would want to do is take a role that isn't a fit for your lifestyle. Keep your answer to the point. There is no need to over-explain your scheduling needs.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My wife and I like to arrange our work schedules around our children's needs. For that reason, I am seeking an afternoon shift. This way I can continue to drive them to school in the morning."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Although I do not have many restrictions in my schedule, I do need to be available for a prior commitment on Friday evenings. Other that than, I am happy to accommodate any shift, and overtime, as required by Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd.."

  14. 14.

    Dynacom Tankers Management puts safety first in all situations. What would you do if you saw a co-worker performing unsafe work?

      The interviewer is wondering how you would react in a potentially unsafe work situation. If Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. is putting a lot of effort and resources into employee safety, they need assurance that you will appreciate those efforts and help to uphold their high safety standards. Answer this hypothetical question by using a real-life example, if possible. Otherwise, give a hypothetical answer. Be sure to compliment them on their safety efforts.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "If I saw a co-worker performing hazardous work I would act according to Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. policy. If the individual reported to me, I would swiftly ask them to stop what they were doing and would re-train them on the correct behavior. I would be sure to document the situation as well. In my opinion, there is no room for safety shortcuts in the workplace, and I appreciate that Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. puts so much effort into safety efforts."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I believe that Dynacom Tankers Management, Ltd. has strong policies in place for unsafe behavior in the workplace. If I were to see a co-worker performing unsafe work, I would follow the protocols in place for a situation like that."

  15. 15.

    This position may require you to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, and stand throughout the day. Are you able to meet the physical requirements for this role at Dynacom Tankers Management?

      The interviewer wants assurance that you can safely handle the physical requirements of the job. The best way to answer this is to talk about the physical demands of your current / most recent position. Alternately, you can discuss the ways you ensure you're in peak physical condition.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Yes, I can meet these physical requirements. In my current position, I lift up to 65 pounds throughout the day. I have never had a physical injury in the workplace."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have a slight restriction with lifting because of a knee injury from my days playing soccer. I can lift up to 50 pounds, bend, and stand; however, I do wear a knee brace. Rest assured, I diligently practice safety in the workplace and would never take on a task beyond my physical capabilities."

  16. 16.

    Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

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  17. 17.

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

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  18. 18.

    Every day is different when you work at Dynacom Tankers Management. When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?

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  19. 19.

    If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

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  20. 20.

    What are your weaknesses?

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  21. 21.

    What makes you the best candidate for this position?

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  22. 22.

    Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What did you find challenging about it?

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  23. 23.

    Would your former or current boss describe you as a worker who gladly goes the extra mile to complete their tasks?

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  24. 24.

    Judging by your resume, you appear to be overqualified for this position. What would keep you here, if you were offered the position?

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  25. 25.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

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  26. 26.

    At Dynacom Tankers Management we believe in motivating our employees. How can we motivate you on the job?

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  27. 27.

    Would you rather be considered a personable leader or a dynamic leader?

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  28. 28.

    What are your salary expectations?

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  29. 29.

    What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?

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  30. 30.

    What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

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