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During our busy season here at Jackson Hewitt, the demand of clients under tight deadlines can create a great deal of pressure on our team. How do you work effectively under high pressure situations?

As the ebbs and flows of tax season culminate each year in the spring when workload and stresses are at their highest, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you are able to handle the stress of tight deadlines and worried clients by handling your work in a methodical and planned manner. Talk about your ability to multitask and prioritize your work to meet tight deadlines. Be sure to also talk about the importance of taking care of yourself mentally outside of work and explain how you do this.

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26 Jackson Hewitt Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. During our busy season here at Jackson Hewitt, the demand of clients under tight deadlines can create a great deal of pressure on our team. How do you work effectively under high pressure situations?

  • 2. At Jackson Hewitt, we often work with both small and large businesses on their tax preparation. What common deductions would you recommend for small businesses?

  • 3. At Jackson Hewitt, our clients look to us to help find new and creative ways to save tax dollars. Have you ever had a unique situation where you helped an organization save tax dollars through your work and insight?

  • 4. What customer service skills would you be able to bring as a tax preparer for the clients here at Jackson Hewitt? Why is providing strong customer service important to you?

  • 5. Being successful in consulting and working here at Jackson Hewitt requires the ability to work effectively with Type A personalities. What are your experiences in working with this personality and how did you make the relationships a success?

  • 6. To ensure you are qualified to work for Jackson Hewitt, do you have a preparer tax identification number (PTIN)?

  • 7. What approach do you take in giving financial and wealth advice to your clients? Why does this approach suit your clients the best?

  • 8. If you had to share difficult information with a client here at Jackson Hewitt, how would you approach that situation?

  • 9. Sometimes the services and packages offered at Jackson Hewitt can be confusing to new clients. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

  • 10. If you are hired for this position here at Jackson Hewitt, what do you think the biggest hurdle for you would be from the start?

  • 11. When have you contributed to an effort to obtain a corporate goal?

  • 12. When a problem arises, what is your first reaction?

  • 13. What would be the initial steps that you would take when evaluating the financial situation for a client of Jackson Hewitt?

  • 14. At Jackson Hewitt we have many local competitors. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the crowd?

  • 15. What do you believe to be the number one quality that most influences the overall customer experience?

  • 16. An often difficult part about working for Jackson Hewitt and our clients is the need to be fluent and adaptable to the cultures of our clients. Why would you say that you'd be able to handle this aspect of the job with ease?

  • 17. Talk about a time you had to work with a very difficult person. What was the situation and how did you handle it?

  • 18. Strong time management is important at Jackson Hewitt. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

  • 19. What tax preparation programs do you familiarity working on?

  • 20. Where have you seen common failures or breakdowns in customer service and how would you address these issues with the clients here at Jackson Hewitt?

  • 21. In what ways would our clients here at Jackson Hewitt benefit from your knowledge and services?

  • 22. Would you say that you are a goal oriented person on the job? Why would you say that?

  • 23. A key component to success here at Jackson Hewitt is building solid relationships with new clients. How do you effectively get to know new people and lay the groundwork for a long lasting relationship?

  • 24. Talk about a time that you successfully educated another individual or group in your area of expertise. What made your educational experience effective?

  • 25. Working with our clients here at Jackson Hewitt often involves some initial conflict with our clients. How would you rate your ability to handle conflict or disagreements in the workplace?

  • 26. To help determine your qualifications for this role here at Jackson Hewitt, please dive into your background in customer service. Do you have any direct experience in training others in customer service?