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33 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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A hiring manager will be able to tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. If you could do anything over, what would you do, and why?
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1.
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
A hiring manager will be able to tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. If you could do anything over, what would you do, and why?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I certainly do not regret the direction I have taken my career; however, if I had to start over in a new direction completely I would likely pursue my Degree in Education and become a teacher. Both of my parents were teachers, and they seemed to have a very fulfilling career. I enjoy coaching and leading others so, any tasks in my current career that related to these skills, are very welcome."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I would take the same direction! I truly love what I do and would never change the course of my career. It's so fulfilling."
2.
I would like to know more about your knowledge of importing and exporting. Are you familiar with NAFTA and the regulations that come along with this agreement?
Assure the interviewer that you are not a liability when it comes to costly decisions surrounding importing and exporting a product. Are you familiar with NAFTA and the most critical parts of the agreement?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have studied and worked with NAFTA regulations for the past eight years. I would consider myself an expert when it comes to the rules and regulations surrounding free trade."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have a small amount of exposure to NAFTA but will commit myself to learning the ins and outs so that I am ready to apply my knowledge before starting this role with MAS Holdings Limited."
3.
What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?
There are some things that your resume cannot do. Showing off your fabulous personality is one of them, for instance! Talk to the interviewer about some of your unique qualities and be sure to tie these qualities into how they will benefit the company, should they hire you.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have a unique ability to strike up a conversation and build rapport with nearly anyone. This ability is a great help when it comes to customer service and sales. My up-selling percentages are always very high."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am unique in a variety of ways! My dedication and tenure are rare. I was in my most recent position for eight years and previous to that; 6 years. Also, I speak multiple languages. I am fluent in English, French, and Spanish."
4.
The clothing and textiles industry is very competitive. In which ways do you feel you will give MAS Holdings Limited a competitive edge?
When you are applying to a competitive industry, you need to be prepared to assure the hiring manager that you will be an active part of their winning team. In which ways will you bring a competitive edge to MAS Holdings Limited, if hired?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I enjoy the competitive environment that comes with working in the clothing and textile industry. If hired, I will bring a keen eye and strong attention to market trends."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I feel that I will give MAS Holdings Limited a competitive edge because of my eight years experience in the industry as well as the formal education that I bring in social media marketing and fashion design. Also, I have traveled a great deal and bring a perspective from a variety of cultures."
5.
Who do you feel are the biggest competitors of MAS Holdings Limited?
It is essential that you have researched MAS Holdings Limited before your interview. After getting to know the company better, which industry players do you feel are the strongest? When you answer this question, you will want to end with a statement that solidifies your confidence in MAS Holdings Limited and their ability to beat out their competitors.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have researched the competitive space and feel that the more significant competitors of MAS Holdings Limited are A, B, and C. Even though they are competitors, I feel that MAS Holdings Limited brings the strongest reputation in customer service and product quality."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Every organization has competitors, and if I were to guess, I would say that your biggest competitors are companies X, Y, and Z. With that said, I think that MAS Holdings Limited does an incredible job of standing out in the crowd. Your branding is impeccable, and you have a great reputation for how you treat your employees and clients."
6.
Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
Are you the individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability? Talk to the interviewer about your preference and be sure to show that you can be useful in both situations.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am more accustomed to working in an unpredictable environment, so I do work quite well and efficiently in those types of situations. I can certainly learn to work well on a more routine basis if needed."
7.
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
"In my most recent position, I was earning below the market average for my position and education level. In my next role, I am targeting a base salary of $89-94K."
8.
MAS Holdings Limited likes to hire go-getters. Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?
The interviewer wants to see that you have a desire to learn, grow, and try on new challenges! No hiring manager wants to hire the complacent employee so show them you are willing to see opportunity when it arises!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"In my current role I asked my boss if I could take over the social media marketing. We are a small company, and my supervisor was struggling with it. Being a millennial, I am always on social media, and I understand what types of posts gain attention. After taking over the task, I grew our Instagram following from just 400 to 2000 in 2 months! I am always game for taking on new tasks, especially when they are in my wheelhouse."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Your willingness to take on additional tasks, with a positive attitude, gives the interviewer all the more reason to want to get to know you better. Hiring managers are looking for people who will be proactive and help to carry the team.

Here are some ways you can gain extra responsibilities in the workplace:

- Talking to your boss about your career goals and having a conversation about new tasks that may help to get you there.
- Offering to take work off of a colleague's plate, if they seem stressed.
- Studying hard to become an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in software or another topic that your boss would find useful.
- Just jumping in and taking on a new responsibility!"
9.
In your opinion, what do you feel has been the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry over the past 10 years?
Display to the interviewer that you are capable of keeping on top of the latest industry advances and that you have a keen and genuine interest in the industry.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I feel that the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry has been surrounding advancements in communication and technology. We can stay connected with anyone around the world in real time which has significantly increased productivity and profitability in the textiles industry."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"In my opinion, the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry has been the fact that people have become more aware of best practices in the industry. It's become more ethical as of late when it comes to production, the purchasing of materials, and focus on the environment."
10.
When it comes to clothing and textiles, where do you gain your inspiration from?
Talk to the interviewer about your inspiration when it comes to the clothing and textile industry. What inspires you to stay in this industry and what do you enjoy most about it?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"When it comes to clothing and textiles, I gain my inspiration from everyday events and a variety of environments. I truly feel that inspiration can be found anywhere if you are creative enough. That is one of the things I enjoy most about the industry - there are no restrictions to the inspiration!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I follow a few great influencers in the clothing industry including Shini Park, Sophia Amoruso, and Tom Ford. They all have a unique style and a great story. I find the most inspiration from those who aren't afraid to take a risk."
11.
Describe a situation when you have motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not want to do.
Show the interviewer that you will still get the job done even when you aren't excited about the task at hand. Think about a time when there was a work-related task that you did not want to do. Perhaps the dreaded file room needed to be purged of outdated files to make room for new files. Tell the interviewer what your task was, and explain why you were not excited about it. Be sure to tell the interviewer that even though you were not enthusiastic about the work, you made it happen promptly knowing that it would help the organization as a whole.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I like to set rewards for myself when there are undesirable tasks at hand. For instance, a large part of what I do is review all of the resumes that come into our job portal on a weekly basis. Sometimes there will be up to 200 resumes to review. They all begin to look the same after awhile, so I have set a goal to look at 20 at a time, give myself a quick break, then return to the task."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"As the new employee at my first job, I was delegated the task of scanning in old contracts and related documents. It was overwhelming and not exactly the learning experience I was going for, but I knew I had to complete it and accepted it as my responsibility. As a team member, I maintained a positive attitude about my contribution and formulated a plan to tackle this project. I divided the work into the most important to least important stacks and set out to scan all the documents."

12.
At MAS Holdings Limited we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?
Discuss with the interviewer any experience that you have in a manufacturing or textile mill environment. If you do not have experience in manufacturing and production, be sure to let the interviewer know that you can quickly learn the industry.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have eight years' experience in a clothing manufacturing setting with Company X and Company Y. I am well versed in production and know I would succeed at MAS Holdings Limited, if given the opportunity."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Although I do not have direct experience in a manufacturing plant or production environment, I am very familiar with the inner workings of manufacturing. Rest assured I can learn quickly and am ready to apply my existing knowledge to this role with MAS Holdings Limited."
13.
Tell me about the types of products you are most experienced with.
Talk to the interviewer about the products and materials with which you have experience. If your experience does not align correctly with the offerings at MAS Holdings Limited, be sure to address that. Avoid any objections from the hiring manager when it comes to offering you the role.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I understand that MAS Holdings Limited works primarily with X, Y, and Z. I have four years experience with these types of products. In addition to this experience, I also bring valuable knowledge in A, B, and C - totaling approximately 15 years."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I bring 15 years total experience in the clothing and textiles industry. The majority of what I have done would include products such as A, B, and C. Although this isn't the same space as MAS Holdings Limited I am confident that my skills are transferable."
14.
What do you know about the workplace culture at MAS Holdings Limited?
It is imperative to research the workplace environment before you attend your interview. What does MAS Holdings Limited offer that you don't currently receive from your employer? Talk to the interviewer about what is attracting you to their organization.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have spent some time researching MAS Holdings Limited and am very impressed with what I have come across so far. I see that you put a lot of effort into giving back to the community and other charitable organizations. One stand-out factor for me is your competitive benefits and employee packages."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have a friend who has worked with MAS Holdings Limited for the past three years, and she raves about the culture here. From my understanding, I believe that you value growth, professional development, and creativity."
15.
When have you faced an unexpected difficulty?
How you face unexpected difficulty can say a lot about your character. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have encountered an unexpected challenge. How did you handle the situation?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"The biggest unexpected difficulty that I have faced was my unexpected lay off during the last recession. I had to adapt to a new economy and search deeply for other skills and opportunities. I was able to earn enough to avoid financial strain and am quite proud of my ability to be versatile when required."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I faced unexpected difficulty last year when Company X swiftly acquired our company. With nobody aware of the change, it was emotional chaos in our offices for some time. I chose to remain calm, avoid jumping to assumptions and continued doing my job as usual. This approach helped me to get through the situation."
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33 MAS Holdings Limited Interview Questions
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Interview Questions
  1. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
  2. I would like to know more about your knowledge of importing and exporting. Are you familiar with NAFTA and the regulations that come along with this agreement?
  3. What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?
  4. The clothing and textiles industry is very competitive. In which ways do you feel you will give MAS Holdings Limited a competitive edge?
  5. Who do you feel are the biggest competitors of MAS Holdings Limited?
  6. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
  7. What are your salary expectations?
  8. MAS Holdings Limited likes to hire go-getters. Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?
  9. In your opinion, what do you feel has been the biggest advancement in the clothing and textiles industry over the past 10 years?
  10. When it comes to clothing and textiles, where do you gain your inspiration from?
  11. Describe a situation when you have motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not want to do.
  12. At MAS Holdings Limited we prefer to hire those with experience in manufacturing. Do you have any exposure to a manufacturing, production, or mill environment?
  13. Tell me about the types of products you are most experienced with.
  14. What do you know about the workplace culture at MAS Holdings Limited?
  15. When have you faced an unexpected difficulty?
  16. Why is this job with MAS Holdings Limited right for you at this time in your career?
  17. At MAS Holdings Limited we prefer to hire individuals with formal education in business or design. Do you have any post-secondary education? How do you feel it will help you in this role?
  18. What do you know about sales and market research in the clothing and textiles industry?
  19. At MAS Holdings Limited we like to be a step ahead of our competitors at all times. How do you stay on top of industry trends?
  20. If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?
  21. What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?
  22. MAS Holdings Limited likes to hire calculated risk-takers. What is the riskiest decision you have made? What was the situation? What happened?
  23. Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
  24. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?
  25. At MAS Holdings Limited we are looking for reliable employees. How many days were you absent from work last year?
  26. How do you feel about performance incentives?
  27. We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
  28. If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
  29. Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?
  30. How do you handle stress on the job?
  31. We are looking for team players at MAS Holdings Limited. What role do you usually take in team projects?
  32. What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?
  33. What is your personal mission statement?
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