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29 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 21st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?
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1.
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
"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills. Because I am an open leader, my team will let me know if I need to clarify anything."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe there is always room to improve communication skills so for that reason I will rate myself as an 8/10. I have not received any complaints related to my communication abilities and am quite proud of my oral and written communication skills."
Anonymous Answer
"I would rate my self an 8/10. I feel like there is always room for improvement in communicating verbally or in writing. I’ve never once gotten a complaint about my communication skills."
Rachelle's Answer
An 8 is a good rating that shows strength, while leaving opportunity for improvement. Good response! I have re-worded it slightly for the sake of flow.
"I rate myself an 8/10 as there is always room for improvement in written or oral communication. I have never received a complaint regarding my communication skills."
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How do you manage your time?
What tools do you use to stay on task and meet deadlines? How do you prioritize when everything demands your attention at once? Think about the ways you manage your projects and daily tasks. Do you keep a calendar? Do you set reminders? Sometimes a to-do list is helpful when organizing your time because it can help you prioritize what needs to happen next. Paying attention to which tasks require the most time and which ones bring the most value are ways you can pick and choose what needs to happen in your schedule. What are some ways you have found work best for you to manage your time at work?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I will determine which project requires my attention by the number of hours we are behind and then the project size. I am comfortable delegating tasks when needed, but I am also aware that these times will require an additional commitment of hours from me. Never have I under delivered on a deadline."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Time management has been something that I have worked on improving since my time in University. I set goals for myself and attached a time deadline for those goals. Also, I am diligent with the use of my calendar and have a great scheduling app on my phone that I refer to as well."
Anonymous Answer
"I prioritize my time on what task will take the longest and what task I can finish quickly depending on how much time I have."
Rachelle's Answer
Good strategy!
"My approach to time management is to tackle the most difficult task first, while I am fresh in my day. Then, I could move onto the less complicated tasks as I wrap up my day."
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3.
Are you actively interviewing with other companies, and are you close to offer stage with anyone?
The interviewer is looking for answers to a few points when asking this question.

1. The company wants to know what kind of timeline is present before you are scooped up by another organization.
2. They want to know how discerning you are with your job applications.
3. They want to know the types of roles that interest you.
4. They want to hear that they are your top choice.

You can certainly discuss your search but avoid giving too many details. Give the interviewer enough to satisfy the question without revealing your entire search. Some mystery is okay here.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I recently started my search and had found some interesting job postings related to my degree; however, your role is the position I am most enthusiastic about."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"If you are not interviewing: "I just started my search, so I am not in final interviews with any other company. I am aggressively seeking; however."
Anonymous Answer
"No, I have a job and am new to the state, so I’m still learning my surroundings. GE has gotten my full attention."
Rachelle's Answer
Feel free to ask the interviewer if there is a timeline, so that your gain something from this exchange as well.
"I recently moved to {state} and am still learning my surroundings. At this point, I have given GE my full attention. Could you share with me the next steps, and expected timeline?"
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Do you believe it is possible to be a good team member yet disagree with the leader?
The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

Show the interviewer that it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion, yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.

Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all in how you maintain respect for each other despite the difference in opinion."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Yes, I think it is possible! What makes a great team member is not that they agree with everything but the level of respect and positive thought that goes into the person's communication style. It's okay to disagree; however, you have to communicate your thoughts professionally."
Anonymous Answer
"I believe it is possible to be a good team member yet disagree with the leader. I believe each employee should bring their own ideas to the plate whether your team leader likes your idea or not. Two brains are better than one. You should just make sure to disagree respectfully."
Rachelle's Answer
Yes - respectfully bringing up your opinion is key. Good answer! I have reworded it slightly for impact.
"Yes, I believe it is possible to be a good team member yet disagree with the leader. Each employee should be able to bring their ideas to the table respectfully. Two brains are always better than one!"
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5.
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
There are many reasons for having a gap in your resume, and it's best, to be honest about the intentions.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I had a gap from 2009-2010 while I was on maternity leave and then another for six months in 2015 while I cared for an ailing parent. During that time I was vigilant in keeping up to date on the market so that my knowledge did not become redundant."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"If your employment gap is due to illness: "I took a medical hiatus between 2008 and 2008 under doctor's orders. I am fully recovered and have had zero health concerns since."
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