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We have a variety of career paths available at Emco. What kind of growth would you like to see here?

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  1. 1.

    We have a variety of career paths available at Emco. What kind of growth would you like to see here?

      Interviewing, hiring, and onboarding is an expensive and time-consuming process for Emco Ltd.. Since there are so many career opportunities and specialties available to you at Emco 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 at Emco Ltd..

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I was looking around on your websites job board as well as your LinkedIn jobs to see what types of growth opportunities were available with Emco Ltd.. One role that stood out to me was the QA 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

      "I am looking to join a company that will allow me to continue my education and grow into a leadership position over time."

  2. 2.

    Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

      Career progression can be a touchy subject, especially if you feel that your career hasn't progressed as well as you would have liked. Talk to the interviewer about your career progression and what you would like to see in the future.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Overall, my career has progressed a touch slower than I would have liked. I have held a couple of positions that didn't offer the growth and learning that I was expecting; however, I have bounced back nicely. I feel that this particular position would take my career exactly where it should be."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am satisfied with my career progression. Everyone, including me, hits roadblocks or setbacks, but I have been able to push through them and stay on track."

  3. 3.

    At Emco our equipment standards are highly regulated. Do you consider yourself meticulous and detail-oriented?

      Equipment standards should be high so be sure to address with the interviewer how important the small details are to you. The interviewer would like to be assured that you have a keen interest in the details. Give an example of a time when your attention to detail saved the company from an expensive error or a safety issue.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "After researching Emco Ltd. I could see that your organization has a keen eye for the details. I, too, am a detail-oriented person. Two months ago, during our quarterly audit, I noticed a couple of discrepancies that ended up saving my company $45,000. My supervisor was very thankful for my keen eye and ended up making me the inventory lead for future audits."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I do consider myself meticulous and detail-oriented. In this industry, attention to detail is a matter of safety. Also, mistakes are expensive. In my last performance review, my supervisor commended my efforts when it comes to precision in my work."

  4. 4.

    At Emco we strive to be the best in our industry. What do you think we could improve on?

      A great organization will always be open to improvement and innovation. The interviewer would like to know if you have suggestions for improvement; however, they are indeed not asking you to reinvent their wheel. The worst thing you could do here is speak negatively about the company without any constructive feedback or recommended solution. If you do have a suggestion, keep it light-hearted and be sure to end your remark with a positive comment.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I think that you are doing an impressive job at Emco Ltd. and I look forward to coming to work with you. If I could make any suggestion, I would suggest more updates on the company blog. I believe your vendors and distributors are interested in what Emco Ltd. has to say and where you are taking the company in the future!"

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "It is difficult for me to comment on where Emco Ltd. could improve without having worked here. From a consumer perspective, I would suggest that additional forms of advertising could not hurt. I see many commercials and ads for your competitors and fewer for Emco Ltd.."

  5. 5.

    The electrical equipment industry is vast. What area do you consider your specialty and why will your specialty help us at Emco?

      If you have a particular strength in your skills toolbox, then this is a great time to highlight those. It can be tough to brag about your skills, but the way you answer this question will likely be what sets you apart from the other candidates interviewing for this position.

      If Emco Ltd. highlights any particular skills in their job posting/job description, it is a great idea to draw on those keywords as a reference when you are answering this question.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have approximately 12 years experience in the electrical equipment industry with 6 of those years being on equipment nearly identical to what you have in place at Emco Ltd.. In your job posting you requested candidates with exposure to A, B, and C. In my current role I am considered the subject matter expert with A, and C. My understanding of B can be classified as an intermediate level. If hired, my training time would be minimal compared to someone with less comprehensive experience within A, B, and C."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I consider my specialty to be in A, and B. With that said, I do have a wide range of knowledge in other electrical equipment and services. Is there a particular specialty that you are hoping to highlight in your next hire?"

  6. 6.

    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 and would rate myself as a 9/10. I have always had a penchant for writing and have taken university courses related to communication, writing, and journalism."

      Rachelle'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."

  7. 7.

    What is your greatest weakness?

      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness.

      Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I believe I could improve on some technical skills including Excel and PowerPoint. Currently I am at a beginner to intermediate level; however, I would be more comfortable at an advanced level. I have enrolled myself in an evening/weekend workshop for the next six weeks. We will see how stellar my skills are after that course!"

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "This is super cliche, but it's also true. I am not good at delegating to others. When I become submerged in a project, I don't like to give away any of the control. While this can be good, it can also definitely inhibit the outcome of the project and my growth as a team player and individual.
      I am currently working on this, as I know it is a deficit."

  8. 8.

    If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?

      Every employer wants to know that you would give the professional cutesy of proper notice to your current employer. Keep your answer short and sweet, avoiding going down any rabbit hole surrounding your notice period.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I would like to give my current employer the professional courtesy of 2 weeks' notice. I can begin immediately after that."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "If you have a vacation booked, this is the perfect time to discuss that as well. "I am on vacation until December 27th and can begin immediately after that."

  9. 9.

    Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team.

      The interviewer wants to hear that you feel accomplished through teamwork. Talk about a time when you felt fulfilled through a team setting or project collaboration. An example may be a time when you worked on a team project in University, a recent work collaboration, or possibly an extracurricular experience such as coaching a little league team. Discuss the positive results of the teamwork and how you attained a positive outcome as a group.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "The most rewarding teamwork experience that I have had was in my last year of university. We were assigned a project in teams of 4 which accounted for quite a large part of our grade. I believe everyone pulled more than their weight because so much was at stake. Teamwork is very rewarding when everyone has something to win, or lose."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "My current team is made up of 4 incredibly talented mechanics and three knowledgeable sales experts. I find every day to be incredibly rewarding because my team is like a well-oiled machine. I can count on them, and they can count on me."

  10. 10.

    We put the safety of our employees first at Emco which includes extensive safety training for our new hires. Walk me through your current safety training and safety related education.

      Your safety-related training may or may not be listed on your resume. Either way, be prepared to discuss your training in greater detail. This includes any coursework, certifications, or informal on-the-job learning. Perhaps you have also led a safety course or trained new employees on safety protocols.

      If you have particular safety tickets or certifications, you can bring those with you to the interview. There is a good chance that Emco Ltd. will want a scan for your employee file.

      Be sure to acknowledge the safety standards at Emco Ltd. as well.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am formally trained in Fall Arrest, WHMIS as well as Confined Space. I have been an ESTS trainer as well. In addition to this experience, I have many hours of on-site safety training in my previous roles. I brought my current documents with me if you would like to make a copy. I am confident that my level of effort when it comes to safety will meet your high expectations at Emco Ltd.."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Because I am newer to the industry, I have not completed a lot of related training. I am CPR, and First Aid certified. Could you tell me which safety training you would like to see me complete? I would be happy to get a head start."

  11. 11.

    We have a few local competitors at Emco. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the rest?

      It is essential that you research Emco Ltd. before your interview and be sure to learn about their business landscape. Who are their competitors? What are customers saying online? Check out some favorite review sites to get an idea of what the public is saying about Emco Ltd. vs. their local competitors. Keep your answer positive and complimentary.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "After researching Emco Ltd. online, I found that you stand out from the many ways that you give back to your community. On the Emco Ltd. website, as well as third-party review sites, people are talking about the charitable contributions and generosity coming from Emco Ltd.. This makes your company a big stand-out to me because I am serious about working for an organization that is aware of their social impact."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "In the electrical equipment industry, it is rare to have a fun and energetic vibe on social media. I think that Emco Ltd. stands out from the competition by being present on those platforms."

  12. 12.

    Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?

      Remaining level-headed and staying professional is what the interviewer is looking for in your example. Give an example of how your excellent communication skills allowed you to handle a difficult client. If you haven’t had an experience with a problematic client, explain how you would handle the situation.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "In my current position I am faced with challenging clients on a daily basis. I seem to always come to a good resolution by using my gift of gab. I ask questions and actively listen. A recent example would be when a very unhappy customer called in, wanting to speak with the manager. Our manager was away, and I was the next best person for her to speak with. By listening and accepting responsibility for the company's actions, I was able to calm her down. We came to a solution that was great for everyone, and I was sure to follow up with her actively."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I had a client call saying that we delivered a defective piece of merchandise valued at over $30k. Understandably, he was livid. He was threatening to not only stop doing business with us but also make sure no one else in his company or his contacts in the industry would give us the time of day. This was one of my best customers, previously, so it was a rough phone call. I immediately took responsibility and asked pointed questions to try to get to the root of what was defective about the item, and assured him over and over that we would make it right. I went into a conference room, bringing the COO and Director of Ops with me, and we all assured him how we valued his business and would be sure to make it right. Not only that, we would put steps in place to ensure this type of thing did not slip through QA again. Ultimately, we had a satisfied customer who went on to grow in business volume and praised how we remedied the situation."

  13. 13.

    When change occurs in the workplace, it can create new problems. Do you see these as an inconvenience or as opportunities to learn?

      When a change occurs in the workplace, often problems arise due to new procedures being implemented, or unforeseen kinks needing to be worked out. Do you approach these problems positively or do you resist the change? Talk to the interviewer about how you can adapt to the inevitable issues that come with a change in the workplace.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I fully understand that when a change occurs in the workplace, some new problems may arise because of it. I embrace workplace change because it often gives me the opportunity to learn a new skill or even teach a colleague a new skill."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I like to approach every day and situation as an opportunity to learn and grow, so even though it's uncomfortable, I like to think that there's something valuable to take away from the situation."

  14. 14.

    Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?

      Terminations and corrective discipline measures can be very difficult to do but, with experience, they do get more comfortable. Talk to the interviewer about the extent of your experience with terminations and discipline.

      If you do have the experience: "I have been a part of individual terminations and group lay-offs throughout my career. I am comfortable with these types of tasks."

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have been a part of individual terminations and group lay-offs throughout my career. I am comfortable with these types of tasks."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "If you do not have the experience: "I have not been in a position to perform terminations or hold corrective discipline meetings; however, I would be willing to perform these types of tasks with a small amount of training and research."

  15. 15.

    Tell me about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation.

      With this question, the interviewer is looking at your thought process and your level of logic. Begin by discussing the problem you were trying to solve. Next, consider the data set you used to analyze the problem. Lastly, talk about the recommendation you gave, and the positive outcome of your recommendation.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I recently wrapped up an organizational effectiveness survey with our team. I analyzed the results by leader, location, and department then came up with recommendations of how the company can improve trouble areas."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Once it appeared that productivity was slowing down, so I was asked to look into it. I pulled data from a variety of sources and poured through it, from order types, changeovers, employee turnover, absenteeism, etc. I identified all of the changes from the previous quarter to the current and made several recommendations."

  16. 16.

    At Emco we like to hire those who are natural leaders. When have you taken on a leadership task in the workplace without being asked?

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  17. 17.

    At Emco we offer a range of equipment and services. How familiar are you with our business?

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  18. 18.

    Do you have any post-secondary education directly related to what we do here at Emco?

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  19. 19.

    At Emco we put a lot of emphasis on product knowledge. List the equipment you have the most exposure to and strongest knowledge of.

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  20. 20.

    Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.

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  21. 21.

    When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?

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  22. 22.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

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  23. 23.

    Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in the electrical equipment industry?

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  24. 24.

    How did your job change over the years you worked there?

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  25. 25.

    Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

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  26. 26.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

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  27. 27.

    Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?

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  28. 28.

    What kind of people do you enjoy working with?

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  29. 29.

    What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?

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  30. 30.

    What is your personal mission statement?

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  31. 31.

    Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?

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  32. 32.

    What are your salary expectations?

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  33. 33.

    Are you applying for any other jobs?

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