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KB Home Interview

30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
Do you have more experience in resale or new home sales? Which do you prefer, and why?
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How to Answer
The hiring authority wants to ensure that your experience will align nicely with the goals KB Home has set for their organization and this role. Take a few minutes to bring your resume to life for the interviewer; being sure to address your experience in resale and new home sales. Since KB Home has a significant focus on new residential home builds, be sure to express your interest in this particular avenue.

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Question 2 of 30
What are some advantages to purchasing a new build versus an older home?
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How to Answer
Since the primary focus of KB Home is on new home builds, it's best that you come to your interview with an understanding of the differences and advantages of building a new home versus purchasing an older home.

Some of these advantages include:

- Clients can customize the home
- Less competition and bidding wars, so you never overpay
- You have a fresh, clean start rather than having to do renovations
- Your home is more likely to be modern and up to date
- A new home will be more energy efficient since it's made with newer materials

Discuss with the interviewer what you believe to be the advantages; showing that you are prepared to overcome any client objections.

Question 3 of 30
What is your approach to ensuring that a client reads and understands all of the details in their home-buyer contract?
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How to Answer
Home-buyer contracts are long, and they cover every nitty-gritty detail you could imagine. They may be yawn-worthy, but they sure are necessary!

The last thing KB Home would want is for a client to back out of a sale because they felt nervous over the small print. Discuss with the interviewer what you do to make sure that your clients are comfortable before signing on the dotted line.

Question 4 of 30
Competition in the home building realm is fierce. In your opinion, what sets KB Home apart from our local competitors?
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How to Answer
The hiring authority needs to see that you have done your homework when it comes to the competitive landscape of home building in your region. Take a look at the KB Home website, look for times they have been in the news or won any awards for exceptional work. Perhaps they stand out by longevity, how much they give back to the community or the number of 5-star reviews present online.

Question 5 of 30
How many homes do you think we build and sell every year? Tell me about the volume you are accustomed to managing.
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How to Answer
You should be able to find the answer to this on the KB Home website. If the answer is not there, it's okay to ask! Although your number may be a guesstimate, it's more important to the interviewer that you are confident in your ability to manage a large volume of work.

Question 6 of 30
Have you ever been in charge of contractors or trades people? If so, how many, and under what job descriptions?
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How to Answer
The answer to this question should be straightforward for you. List for the interviewer how many people you have led, what their job titles were, and a bit about yourself as a leader. If you do not have leadership experience, lean on an example of a time when you led others without leadership being a formal requirement of the job.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.

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