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28 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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Question 1 of 28
What is your greatest professional achievement so far?
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Lee Kum Kee Foods is looking for individuals who are motivated. Whether your accomplishment is related to school, work or volunteer experience, you can give an example that demonstrates your determination and ability to overcome obstacles. Often an achievement is honored through receiving high praise from a manager or an award. Numbers speak volumes! Whenever you are able, tangibly explain the results, offering up a concrete example of what your achievement looked like to help the interviewer at Lee Kum Kee Foods get a much clearer picture of your success.
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1.
What is your greatest professional achievement so far?
Lee Kum Kee Foods is looking for individuals who are motivated. Whether your accomplishment is related to school, work or volunteer experience, you can give an example that demonstrates your determination and ability to overcome obstacles. Often an achievement is honored through receiving high praise from a manager or an award. Numbers speak volumes! Whenever you are able, tangibly explain the results, offering up a concrete example of what your achievement looked like to help the interviewer at Lee Kum Kee Foods get a much clearer picture of your success.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I was the top sales leader when at my most recent company. I think the reason I did so well was my consistency in following up with customers. I checked in with them daily, also checking to make sure I was meeting my own personal sales goals on a weekly basis. My contribution helped them increase sales that year by 25%!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"The greatest accomplishment in my career was graduating University as an honors student while still working full time in a related field. I was top of my class, and working full time. This achievement showed me that I could dedicate myself to my career, and reach the goals that I set for myself. It felt great to accomplish so much and be recognized for my dedication."
2.
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?
The food and beverage industry requires people and processes to operate promptly. Remember, you are a part of a much larger operation. If you are running behind, you could slow down production. Give an example that will show Lee Kum Kee Foods that you plan and take a proactive approach to these types of situations.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I always arrive to work at least 15 minutes before I am expected to be there, to give me extra time in case something happens. I also make sure I have the numbers of my co-workers and boss so that I can call to let them know if I'm stuck or might be running late."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I was raised to be early, at all times. I am well-scheduled and understand the negative impact that my tardiness can cause. If I am to be late, I am sure to call my manager, or whoever will be affected by the situation. I will also put in extra hours when necessary."
3.
What challenges do you anticipate in this new role with Lee Kum Kee Foods?
Interviewers at Lee Kum Kee Foods want to hear that you understand the job description and are capable of navigating challenges at work. To build their confidence in your ability, talk about the challenges you expect based on your knowledge of the position and your experience. Then offer up an example of how you have dealt with problems in the past.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am looking forward to using my experience as a sales associate to help increase product visibility and exceed sales quotas at Lee Kum Kee Foods. I am motivated by the challenge of meeting strict deadlines for client demands. When I was working for my previous company, I prioritized listening to customer needs and making sure I was clear on client expectations. I was so meticulous about details, checking my numbers at the end of every week and ensuring my clients were fully stocked with all of the products they needed."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Because this is a new industry for me, I am expecting that the biggest challenge will be in learning the industry lingo, behaviors, and complex needs. I am excited to learn and have already started studying up on industry-related topics."
4.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
This question can trip some people up because it is open-ended. Open-ended questions like this give you the chance to tell a story. When you talk about yourself, you want to share information that the interviewer at Lee Kum Kee Foods will find exciting and relevant to the position. Engage the interviewer by telling your story with enthusiasm! Consider sharing a skill you developed that will be useful for this position.

Rachelle's Answer #1
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Rachelle's Answer #2
"I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communications and Marketing from UBC in 2009. Since then, I have been actively making my way to a leadership role in social media marketing within the hotel and hospitality industry. I am an energetic and positive person, ready to make a difference in a growing organization."
5.
How would your co-workers describe you?
This question gives you an opportunity to show off your best qualities. Take a moment to reflect on your relationships with your co-workers. Lee Kum Kee Foods is looking for individuals who are strong communicators and innovative leaders. Think about how your work ethic had a positive effect on everyone on your team.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My co-workers respect me for my ability to navigate obstacles and solve problems. When I am working on ABC project, I always pay close attention to detail, double checking my work for any mistakes. My co-workers appreciate that I think about the big picture, being considerate of how my work will affect their jobs. I am highly collaborative with a great attitude."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"All of the colleagues I have worked with have shared a very respectful relationship with me. We have shared the goals and knowledge required to accomplish our projects the best we can. I believe that my current co-workers would best describe me as collaborative and creative."
6.
How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
You may be carefree and fun-loving with your friends on the weekends, but at work, you are focused and professional. The interviewer is interested in your personality and how you will fit with the team. As you prepare for this question, picture a few scenarios that have occurred in your current or previous position. Maybe you are encouraging and motivating to your coworkers when they are having a bad day.

If you have proven yourself reliable, and people can depend on you to be on time, share it! Think about some of the qualities you enjoy in a coworker and share how you think you embodied some of those qualities.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I believe that my coworkers would describe me as curious, confident, and creative! I put a lot of effort into my work and always want my clients to be happy with their end product. I conduct a great deal of research into new marketing trends to ensure that I am delivering the best, most up-to-date solutions to my client projects."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe my coworkers would describe me as dedicated, trustworthy and kind. When you call my references, I strongly believe that they will say the same things about me. I am a proud employee and promise to be a great brand ambassador for your company."
7.
What are some of the challenges that the food and beverage industry face today?
With the increase in food allergies and the increase in knowledge of things like hydrogenated oils are bad for your health, the food and beverage industry faces the pressures of keeping the public happy while staying true to their products. Do your research before the interview to make sure you are aware of some of the challenges within the industry. You may want to review press releases or news articles about Lee Kum Kee Foods to learn about any recent events or challenging situations they are facing.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am impressed by the way your company has adapted ABC product for individuals with gluten intolerance. I know that the increasing awareness of these types of allergies and auto-immune diseases is taking a toll on the sales for some companies because people are becoming so health conscious. It's great to hear that you are so competitive within the industry, always taking an innovative approach to making changes to ABC product."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe that the biggest challenge that the food and beverage industry faces today is the fast-changing trends in food and beverage. Everyone is working so hard to come up with the latest and greatest thing that it's very challenging to remain a trailblazer in the market."
8.
How would you handle an issue with a policy or procedure?
Being adaptable to the food and beverage industry is essential. Lee Kum Kee Foods strives to keep up with their customers by improving their products, making changes in policies or procedures inevitable. This means policies can change quickly and you will be expected to adapt. The interviewer wants to hear how you will respond when you disagree with the way something is handled or executed.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I would first talk with my manager to make sure I understood the expectation correctly. It could be that I was interpreting it wrong or that there was some miscommunication. If I still had an issue, I would take some time to think about how I can deal with it. I've learned to pick my battles and to be adaptable as much as I can."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I know well enough at this point in my career that policies and procedures are in place for a reason. If I truly don't understand the reasoning behind the policy, I will ask for further clarification in a respectful and open-minded way."
9.
The work environment at Lee Kum Kee Foods can be fast-paced at times. How do you handle stress?
The interviewer wants to hear that you can keep up in an ever-changing, fast-moving environment. They want to hear that you will be able to handle the pressure and that you have experience dealing with this type of work environment. Share a few tips that have helped you in the past.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I handle stress very well, and when you call my references, they will attest to this fact. When I am under pressure on the job, I focus on the task at hand and make sure not to get distracted. Staying on deadline is very helpful, and I will delegate when necessary to alleviate some stress."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Stress is part of any demanding job, and I embrace it to the fullest. I take good care of myself and prioritize my workload to maintain a healthy balance in my stress levels."
10.
It's important for shift changes to go smoothly at Lee Kum Kee Foods to maintain productivity. How do you make sure transitions are seamless?
Shift work can be tricky in the food and beverage industry. If someone leaves a mess or if they leave their work half finished and you don't know where to begin, you can waste valuable time scrambling to pick up the pieces. Lee Kum Kee Foods doesn't want to waste any time during shift changes, because time is money. Give an example that demonstrates that you are mindful of the transitions.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"When I worked as a merchandiser, I was part-time and shared the responsibilities with a team of four people. I took time to explain what I was working on to my co-workers whenever I had to end my shift in the middle of a project. I also left notes that were easy to understand and kept my workspace tidy."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Strong scheduling is the most important factor in ensuring transitions are seamless. In addition to solid scheduling, is everyone's willingness to jump in and help when volumes are higher than average or when staff is shorter than expected."
11.
What goals would you like to accomplish while working for Lee Kum Kee Foods?
If you are looking for opportunities to advance your career, Lee Kum Kee Foods is a great place to start! They are interested in hearing about how you want to grow within the company. You may be taking the next step in your career or starting out fresh out of college. It's important to do your company research before interviewing and identify how they will help you reach your goals.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"After looking through your careers I was excited to find out that your mission is very much in line with my career goals. Your leadership development program is exactly what I need to improve my management and team building skills. I want to grow my career in merchandising, eventually moving into a management role. I feel confident that working for you will help me to cultivate my skills so that I can take my career to that next step."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My primary career goal is to find a position where I can stay long term while making an impact on the company's profitability. Because Lee Kum Kee Foods has such a strong reputation for workplace culture, it fits perfectly with my desires for a long-term fit."
12.
Tell me about an idea you implemented in the past that made an impact.
Coming up with ideas to increase productivity, efficiency and save time and energy is a great way to make an impact on your coworkers and the company. Having the ability to see problems as opportunities is a skill that can make you an essential asset to Lee Kum Kee Foods. Think of a time you had a chance to make a difference by making a change in a process or procedure.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Since customers are so much more concerned about their long-term health, I helped my current company come up with a marketing campaign for ABC product to appeal to the health concerns of the public. I conducted market research, using surveys to identify the specific health concerns of individuals who buy our products. By promoting our new health-conscious recipe, we were able to increase sales by 15% that year!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"In my previous role I was fortunate enough to introduce my company to the idea of a gold level service where, in addition to our general customer service, we added additional options. Our customer base responded very positively, and we kept the program running for a few years."
13.
What is your greatest weakness?
Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center. We are all human with our own weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I believe I could improve on some technical skills including Excel and PowerPoint. Currently I am at a beginner to intermediate level; however, I would be more comfortable at an advanced level. I have enrolled myself in an evening/weekend workshop for the next six weeks. We will see how stellar my skills are after that course!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Sometimes I have difficulty asking for help from co-workers. I like having control over my daily tasks and taking on new projects, but I'm not always willing to admit when I have taken on too much. When I made a mistake because I was juggling too many projects, I learned that it's okay to ask for help. I'm learning how to organize myself better and communicate what I need from my team. This skill has helped me be more effective at my job, and it's helped my team work together even better than before!"
14.
What interests you about Lee Kum Kee Foods?
It is essential that you do your homework before an interview! Lee Kum Kee Foods wants individuals who are reliable and also those who are willing to work hard to get the job done right. You want them to know that you fit the profile of the type of candidate for which they are looking.

But first, you want to impress them with your company knowledge. After a little research, you will learn about their mission to create new products and services to meet the needs of their customers.

Review the website and then consider checking out what people are saying about them on glassdoor.com. Lee Kum Kee Foods wants to hear about the good things future employees are looking forward to experiencing! It will show them that you are not looking for just any job.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I'm excited to work for a company who cares about their impact on the environment. I'm excited to join a team that shares the same values as me. Your mission stood out to me because I also value providing the best service to customers and creating innovative solutions to problems. Your reputation for meeting your customer's needs, by making changes to your products, and listening to them is impressive!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have been passively seeking a new position for quite some time and haven't jumped on anything yet because I want to make sure it's the right fit. I feel that this job is right for me, at this point in my career, because it offers an opportunity for me to utilize my recent education in hospitality while giving me an opportunity to advance in my management skills."
15.
Describe your typical work week.
Think about your typical day-to-day in your current or most recent role. Reflect on how your work ethic helped you to stay organized and tackle challenging projects. Connect your past experiences to what you expect to experience while working for Lee Kum Kee Foods.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I like to take time to prepare for the week by organizing my schedule every Monday morning. I make sure all of my meetings are marked on my calendar and set reminders about important deadlines. I understand that changes can interrupt my daily flow, and I can adapt and stay calm when those shifts occur throughout the week. I am efficient, getting my work done within 40 hours each week. I have also proven myself to be flexible to stay late when I need to finish a project or if one of my co-workers needs assistance."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My typical work week is always non-typical! My days range from making client phone calls, site visits, and answering questions and concerns via email. Client management is the key to what I do."
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Interview Questions
  1. What is your greatest professional achievement so far?
  2. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?
  3. What challenges do you anticipate in this new role with Lee Kum Kee Foods?
  4. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
  5. How would your co-workers describe you?
  6. How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
  7. What are some of the challenges that the food and beverage industry face today?
  8. How would you handle an issue with a policy or procedure?
  9. The work environment at Lee Kum Kee Foods can be fast-paced at times. How do you handle stress?
  10. It's important for shift changes to go smoothly at Lee Kum Kee Foods to maintain productivity. How do you make sure transitions are seamless?
  11. What goals would you like to accomplish while working for Lee Kum Kee Foods?
  12. Tell me about an idea you implemented in the past that made an impact.
  13. What is your greatest weakness?
  14. What interests you about Lee Kum Kee Foods?
  15. Describe your typical work week.
  16. What is your greatest strength? How will it help you make a difference at Lee Kum Kee Foods?
  17. At Lee Kum Kee Foods we understand that conflict can arise when you're working closely with others on a team. Give me an example of a time when you had to deal with an issue while working with others.
  18. Tell me about a time when your actions resulted in greater efficiencies of your team.
  19. Why are you leaving your current job?
  20. What do you think you will enjoy most about working in the food and beverage industry?
  21. Do you have experience training others?
  22. How do you handle customer complaints?
  23. At Lee Kum Kee Foods we value individuals who take initiative. Can you give me an example of a time you did something without being asked?
  24. There may be times when you are asked to stay late, work weekends or overtime, due to fluctuations in the schedule and shift changes at Lee Kum Kee Foods. What is your availability?
  25. We strive to help our employees create a healthy work/life balance at Lee Kum Kee Foods. How do you balance life and work?
  26. How can we motivate you on the job?
  27. When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?
  28. Lee Kum Kee Foods is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
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