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31 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
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When you feel torn between multiple projects or tasks, how do you decide which one needs your attention the most? Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when it comes to assessing your priorities.
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1.
How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
When you feel torn between multiple projects or tasks, how do you decide which one needs your attention the most? Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when it comes to assessing your priorities.

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
"Assuming that the projects have different stakeholders, I interview each to determine the value of increased productivity, morale or revenue, decreased costs, and the overall impact."
2.
What are your salary expectations?
The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Currently, I earn a base salary of $45,000 per year plus a potential 20% annual bonus. Last year my earnings were $52,000, and I would like to stay in the same range or slightly higher."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am currently making $100,000 per year with two bonus opportunities. I am looking for compensation that is aligned with the role and provides an opportunity for growth."
3.
Sometimes the services and packages offered at Kone can be confusing to new clients. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?
The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of explaining complex ideas without being condescending to your co-workers or talking over their heads. Give the interviewer an example of how you break down information to make it more easily digestible for the average person.

Think of a presentation about a complex topic, as a proposal to solve a challenging problem. The solution may seem obvious to you, but everyone else in the room is scratching their heads trying to figure out what you're talking about. When you can define key terms and phrases to make them more relevant to your audience, you have skill! Not everyone can do this.

Prepare an example that demonstrates your communication skills and your ability to convey complex information in easy to understand terms.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I find that when there is a complicated concept to teach, visual aids are always the way to go. Did you know that 65% of people are visual learners and that presentations with visual components are 43% more persuasive? I took a course on creating effective info-graphics and will often implement those in my presentations."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I use the K.I.S.S method...Keep it simple, silly! If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough. I recently rolled out a complex compensation plan with many anomalies. I took the approach to share a broad overview and provide detail for reference. I often try to make analogies or share complex information in the form of a story."
4.
At Kone we have many local competitors. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the crowd?
It is crucial that you research Kone before your interview and be sure to learn about their business landscape. Who are their competitors? What are customers saying online? Check out some favorite review sites to get an idea of what the public is saying about Kone vs. their local competitors. Keep your answer positive and complimentary.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"After researching Kone online, I found that you stand out from the many ways that you give back to your community. On the Kone website, as well as third-party review sites, people are talking about the charitable contributions and generosity coming from Kone. These factors make your company a big stand-out to me because I am serious about working for an organization that is aware of their social impact."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe that Kone has superior services and products. Your competitors seem to scratch the surface with some, but your offerings are so much more robust."
5.
Do you fully understand what we do at Kone?
Questions such as these are why it is essential that you research Kone before your interview. Dive deep into what they do, who their competitors are, who their clients are, and the impact their services have on their customers. Keep your answer as brief as possible and ask for clarification if you need it.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"From my understanding, the primary service offered by Kone is XYZ. You service large businesses such as A, B, and C. Without your services, most businesses would suffer because of 1, 2, 3. Would you like to provide me with more details on the core of your business?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I feel that I have a good understanding of what you do at Kone from my research online, and on your website. With that said, I would love to hear more about it from your perspective."
6.
At Kone, we look to hire those who will be a long term fit. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
It's impossible to know where you will be in 5 years but you need to assure the interviewer that, given all possible circumstances, you could see yourself as a long-term fit for the position at Kone.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Ideally, 5 years from now, I would love to see myself growing into a more prominent leadership role within your organization. My career interests align very nicely with your company's goals which helps me to see a great long-term fit here."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"5 years from now, I would like to supervise or manage a team of my own with Kone. I feel like I am progressing in my career at a rate that will make this a possibility."
7.
Tell me why you are the right fit for Kone, and this position.
A successful hire needs to feel like the right fit by both parties. Express to the interviewer that you think this position is a stable fit for your experience and your career goals.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I feel that I am the right fit for this company because, from what you have described, my personality, skills, and drive are what you are looking for. The challenges that come with this position are all challenges that I welcome. I am confident that this is the right fit for both of us."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am great at what I do, motivated, and I am an avid lover of your product. This mix creates a great match, in my opinion! Happy employees are more productive and; trust me, I would be thrilled to work at Kone."
8.
Looking at your resume, it seems there are certain skills necessary for this position that do not stand out. How do you think you will be able to compensate for these missing skills?
Most job descriptions will have a long list of requirements. Hiring managers are aware that, to find a candidate that checks ALL of the boxes, can sometimes be impossible. If you are missing some of the "nice to have" or even the "must have" skills listed in the job description, do not fret! Be open about your shortcomings and discuss with the interviewer how you plan to compensate for those.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"nice to have"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I bring full dedication to learning, and mastering, any skills I do not currently have. I will compensate for any lacking skills through additional research. Also, I am happy to take any coursework that you feel would help."
9.
What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
Culture fit is a critical factor when looking for a new position. Talk to the interviewer about the types of personalities that you best work with. Be sure to remain positive and avoid using this as an opportunity to speak poorly of previous colleagues.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I best enjoy working with individuals who are driven, positive, energetic, and take accountability for their work. I do have the ability to work with a large variety of individuals; however, these are the ideal traits I would see in future colleagues."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Some other great characteristics of co-workers:

- Encouraging
- Helpful
- Engaged
- Positive
- Hard-working
- Punctual
- Reliable"
10.
If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
If money was no object, what kind of business would you start? The interviewer will be able to learn something new and unique about you through this question. Avoid answers that would include building a business that competes with the hiring company.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"If I had $50,000 to build my own business I would open up a community center in my neighborhood that offered inexpensive childcare, cooking classes, and other life skills programs. I am passionate about volunteering and see a strong need in those particular areas."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I would choose to invest the $50,000 into an existing business in an industry that my spouse has an interest in. I love what I do for a career, but she has always wanted to be an entrepreneur."
11.
At Kone we provide services to a wide range of businesses. Which industry or business type do you have the most experience with?
In the commercial services industry, your experience with clients may be widespread. Talk to the interviewer about any particular industry to which you may have more exposure. If you have a specialty - now is the time to discuss your expertise. Whether you have experience in the same industry as Kone, or not, be sure to appear confident in your capabilities.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I understand that the majority of business that is coming to Kone is related to XYZ. I have about four years of dedicated XYZ experience. The remainder of my work experience is with a wide range of clients and industries. I feel that these experiences have equipped me very well for a position such as this."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have the most experience in the manufacturing industry. Approximately 15 years, in fact. I believe this experience will benefit me in this role with Kone because I am well versed in best practices and manufacturing protocols."
12.
We have a wide range of services at Kone. Have you ever used any of our services?
The interviewer wants to know that you are well aware of the services offered at Kone. Have you used them previously? Discuss with the interviewer any exposure you have had to the company. Keep your response positive and lighthearted.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have not personally used your commercial services; however, I have friends who have used Kone for their business needs and their reviews were always positive!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have been a customer of Kone before, yes! The services I used were A, B, and C. My experience here was very comfortable, and everyone was professional. This experience is one of the reasons why I applied for this role. I want to work for a company that has high standards, and I know first hand that you do!"
13.
Many of the management and higher level roles with Kone require a Degree in Business or similar. Please walk me through your post-secondary education.
Your post-secondary background is on your resume; however, the interviewer is asking for you to go into further detail on your experience. This is a great time to brag a little bit about any scholarships, awards, or accolades you may have received during your post-secondary studies. Be sure to discuss how your education has prepared you for a position with Kone.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I would be thrilled to be considered for a management level position with Kone. Although I do not have many years' experience in this type of position, I do have a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Walden University online. I graduated with a 3.6 GPA. I am very proud of this grade because I worked full time during my studies and still graduated top of my class."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"If you do not have a formal post-secondary education: "I did not have the opportunity to attend University; however, everything that I have learned on the job has been incredibly valuable. I would be thrilled to join your management team down the road so if you feel there are gaps in my knowledge, I would be happy to consider attending any required classes or workshops."
14.
Due to the nature of Kone business and services we may ask that you complete a full background check. Are you willing to comply?
Many companies will ask for a background check before employing you. This due diligence could include a criminal record check, a credit check, a drivers' abstract, and education verification. The request will vary from company to company so you should always be prepared to comply with all requests. If there is a mark on your record, this is the best time to disclose that information.

If you have a clean record: "I can fully understand why Kone would need to conduct background checks on all potential employees. I have a squeaky clean record and am happy to comply with any of your requests."
Rachelle's Answer #1
"I can fully understand why Kone would need to conduct background checks on all potential employees. I have a squeaky clean record and am happy to comply with any of your requests."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"If you have a mark on your record: "I can fully understand why Kone would need to conduct background checks on all potential employees. I did have a charge against me approximately six years ago for a DUI. I have gained my drivers' license back since then, but I thought I should disclose that to you ahead of time."
15.
At Kone we seek to hire those who think outside the box. When was the last time you made a suggestion for workplace improvement? What was the outcome?
The interviewer would like to know if you are an engaged employee; offering suggestions and providing more profound thought when it comes to processing improvement in the workplace. Give an example of a time when you suggested an improvement in the workplace. It can be big or small! Did anything significant come out of your suggestion?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Last year I made a recommendation for our office to incorporate a recycling program. We were going through a lot of single-use coffee pods. It bothered me how wasteful it all seemed. I presented a spreadsheet to my supervisor comparing the single-use pods vs. investing in a built-in coffee machine. The savings over two years were significant, and my boss has now presented my idea to our head office. It feels nice to be heard in the workplace, so I continue to keep my eyes out for opportunities for process improvements."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I made some recommendations for change in our CRM system. The suggestions were surrounding how items received documentation and how outstanding tasks became highlighted. Our head office made the changes and a lot of people in our office commented on how much they liked the changes."
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Interview Questions
  1. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
  2. What are your salary expectations?
  3. Sometimes the services and packages offered at Kone can be confusing to new clients. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?
  4. At Kone we have many local competitors. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the crowd?
  5. Do you fully understand what we do at Kone?
  6. At Kone, we look to hire those who will be a long term fit. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
  7. Tell me why you are the right fit for Kone, and this position.
  8. Looking at your resume, it seems there are certain skills necessary for this position that do not stand out. How do you think you will be able to compensate for these missing skills?
  9. What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
  10. If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
  11. At Kone we provide services to a wide range of businesses. Which industry or business type do you have the most experience with?
  12. We have a wide range of services at Kone. Have you ever used any of our services?
  13. Many of the management and higher level roles with Kone require a Degree in Business or similar. Please walk me through your post-secondary education.
  14. Due to the nature of Kone business and services we may ask that you complete a full background check. Are you willing to comply?
  15. At Kone we seek to hire those who think outside the box. When was the last time you made a suggestion for workplace improvement? What was the outcome?
  16. Kone values philanthropy and community giving. How do you choose to give back to others?
  17. At Kone, our primary work is to cater to other businesses. What do you foresee as the biggest challenge working in the commercial services industry?
  18. Customer service is our top priority at Kone. What is your customer service philosophy?
  19. We value accountability at Kone. If a customer sent a formal complaint about an interaction with you, how would you handle it?
  20. When have you contributed to an effort to obtain a corporate goal?
  21. We value diversity at Kone. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
  22. How did you maintain a good relationship with your most recent boss?
  23. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  24. Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in this industry?
  25. Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
  26. At Kone we value continued education and training. Tell me about your education.
  27. Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
  28. Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?
  29. As a manager, who has been your greatest influence? A person that has defined what type of leader you wish to be.
  30. When a problem arises, what is your first reaction?
  31. Strong time management is important at Kone. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?
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