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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 31st, 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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How do you define success?
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General Dynamics is one of the top companies in the world, and they want to hire people who are winners, too. What does success mean to you? Tell the interviewer how you see progress and be sure to tie your answer into the success that you plan to bring to this particular position, should you be offered the role.
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1.
How do you define success?
General Dynamics is one of the top companies in the world, and they want to hire people who are winners, too. What does success mean to you? Tell the interviewer how you see progress and be sure to tie your answer into the success that you plan to bring to this particular position, should you be offered the role.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I define success by my ability to reach the goals that are set out for me. On a personal level, the things I wish to achieve in my life. On a work level, the targets that are set out for me as well as the professional development that I seek."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Success is the completion of any task you set out to do or any goal that you set for yourself. Success receives interpretation in many different ways but I know I have been successful when I feel that relief and contentment only accomplishment can bring."
2.
Which parts of your current position bring you the most stress?
Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. For instance, if you are applying to be a software engineer for General Dynamics, you should not find writing code to be the most stressful part of your day.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on my teams part. I like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that my clients are taken care of."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I currently have a couple of delinquent team members who are on the brink of termination. I have tried to save them a few times, but now the HR department has become involved. I never like to see people leave, but you cannot force others to have a strong work ethic. The turnover in our plant is currently my biggest stressor."
3.
What questions do you have for me?
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on their company site!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I would like to ask if there is anything in my background on which you need clarification? Also, after discussing everything today, is there any particular reason why I would not be the best fit for this software engineer role?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Thank you for asking! A couple of questions come to mind. What do you see as the biggest challenge the aviation and defense industry will be facing in the next 12 months? Also, what is your employee turnover rate, in this particular role? Third, could you tell me a bit about the retention plan you currently have in place?"
4.
General Dynamics believes that a diverse workplace yields better results. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?
General Dynamics provides a lot of great information on their diversity and inclusion plan, on their website. You can easily see they are committed to promoting diversity across the board. One of their beliefs is that a diverse workplace yields better results than a workplace that is lacking variety. They want to know that you will embrace difference of perspectives in the workplace. 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 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 solutions faster."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I currently have an extensive client demographic and company workplace culture. Everyone's needs are so different from the next. I have to be sensitive to varying cultures, genders, and religions. It has stretched me as a professional, and I wouldn't have it any other way."
5.
Communication is one of the biggest keys to success at General Dynamics. When have your communication skills benefitted your team?
General Dynamics employs thousands of people which means that communication between teams needs to be crystal clear. The interviewer would like to know how your communication skills have benefited your team in the past. Strong communication skills are required to be an active leader, whether you are in a formal leadership role or not. How have your communication skills helped your team in the past?

If you are struggling to come up with an answer to this question, here are a few examples that should turn the gears and help you think of a time when you communicated a message that benefited your co-workers.

- Maybe you were the first to hear of new corporate policy, and you alerted your co-workers to the new changes.
- Perhaps you created an efficient way to streamline a process, and you informed your team about this.
- Maybe you found a new product or service that had a benefit to your organization.
- Perhaps you realized an error in a project, and you alerted everyone of this before it became a significant problem.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"We recently rolled out a large organizational change. I took a very transparent approach to communication throughout the process. I asked the team for feedback and buy-in, early in the process. We discussed some scenarios on what to expect. When the time came to roll out the change, there was minimal surprise with the new process. It was a success!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My clear communication style has greatly benefited my team and the company I work for because it helps me to exceed performance targets consistently while showing my team what stage of the project I am on at all times. When one person succeeds, the whole team benefits."
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