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Published August 9th, 2018 | Jordan Henry is a resume specialist with additional experience in career development and cover letter writing.
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How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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We all like recognition in some way for our accomplishments in the workplace. Share with the interviewer how you would want credit for your hard work. Through gifts? Financial perks? Public recognition? Kind words? Title promotions?
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1.
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
We all like recognition in some way for our accomplishments in the workplace. Share with the interviewer how you would want credit for your hard work. Through gifts? Financial perks? Public recognition? Kind words? Title promotions?

Jordan's Answer #1
"I am very much an over-achiever and find that the best way for me to be recognized for a job well done is through words of kindness and recognition. I am easily encouraged, and the best reward for me is to know that my hard work is noticed."
Jordan's Answer #2
"As a sales professional, I am driven by a challenge with a financial perk. Sales contests, for example, are a great way to motivate me."
2.
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?
At IKEA, we see challenges as opportunities for growth and big ideas, so the interviewer wants to get a feel for how you react when you encounter a challenge or unforeseen circumstance that could make you late for work. Talk to the interviewer about how you plan ahead to make it to your shifts on time, and how you react when things don't go according to plan.

Jordan's Answer #1
"I'm a mom, so I constantly have strategies running through my head for how I will respond to the unexpected. I operate from the perspective that you should always be prepared for something to go wrong. Since I'm constantly strategizing how I'll react to a problem, I usually have a good plan in place when the unexpected does happen."
Jordan's Answer #2
"I stay calm and composed when issues arise. My dad got rear ended one time when driving me to school. I texted my friend to see if she could tell my teacher what happened. I explained the situation to my teacher when I got to class. If this happened on my way to work, I would call ahead of time to ensure someone could cover my shift."
3.
Do you have reliable transportation?
Even if you're not expected to drive for the job, you will need to have some form of reliable transportation. If you take the bus or ride a bike, that works too! Merely share that you have the means to get to work consistently and on time.

Jordan's Answer #1
"I have reliable transportation. I have a well-maintained vehicle, and I am comfortable with the amount of travel required to get to your office every day."
Jordan's Answer #2
"I take public transit; however, I find it to be very reliable. I was late to work only once last year, and that was due to a snowstorm which stalled all of our employee's commute - including those with personal vehicles. Rest assured, I am reliable and will always come to work on time."
4.
What does your future with IKEA look like?
At IKEA, one of our values is to 'Accept and Delegate Responsibility,' which means that our leadership team is constantly on the lookout for coworkers who show willingness to learn new things and take on new responsibilities. We promote coworkers who show potential and surpass expectations. Talk to the interviewer about what you expect from your time at IKEA.

Jordan's Answer #1
"I see myself working here at IKEA for the long haul -- I'm so excited by everything I've read about the work environment here, so right now I can't imagine a situation that would cause me to leave. I would love to work my way up into a leadership role in the future as you feel that I'm ready for more responsibility, and I'm eager to earn that responsibility with my hard work and down-to-earth personality."
Jordan's Answer #2
"Since I'm finishing up my degree, I'm only able to commit to about 20 hours per week, but I'm really looking forward to being able to work more after I graduate in December. I'm interested in several different areas of the organization, especially in merchandising and design -- I'm working to earn my degree in interior design, so I'm very hopeful that I can work my way into a creative position at IKEA in the future."
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IKEA recently raised their average minimum hourly wage to $11.87 per hour, and they offer a competitive benefits package for workers over 20 hours per week. What are your salary expectations?
IKEA truly values the work performed by every worker in the company, which is why they strive to continuously improve wages and benefits. Talk to the interviewer about how you hope to be compensated as a retail coworker at IKEA.

Jordan's Answer #1
"$11.87 per hour is a really generous starting minimum wage, so I'd be happy about starting out at that level. The benefits package looks amazing, and I would love to take advantage of that, so I'm hoping to be able to take on 20+ hours per week."
Jordan's Answer #2
"I really appreciate how transparent IKEA is about their compensation and benefits packages -- all the information I need is right on the website. I'm looking forward to the chance to eventually hit the 20+ hour per week mark so that I can take advantage of the amazing tuition assistance program."
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