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At Magellan Health we seek to hire healthcare professionals who have passion for our industry. If you could increase public awareness on any healthcare related issue, which would you choose?

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Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare that bring passion to you. Is there a particular issue that you would carry more public awareness to if you could?

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30 Magellan Health Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Magellan Health we seek to hire healthcare professionals who have passion for our industry. If you could increase public awareness on any healthcare related issue, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare that bring passion to you. Is there a particular issue that you would carry more public awareness to if you could?

      1st Answer Example

      "There are so many healthcare issues that I am passionate about, but if I could choose one, I wish that the general public were more aware of the signs and dangers of undiagnosed childhood diabetes."

      2nd Answer Example

      "This is a very tough question as there are so many underfunded, and worthy, healthcare issues. I am going to go with one of my biggest areas of interest and research. If I could increase public awareness on any healthcare related issue, I would choose pancreatic cancer. Yes, cancer does receive a lot of awareness; however, pancreatic cancer does not. This year, over 53,000 people in the USA will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nearly 80% will die from the disease - both men and women."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have seen so many unnecessary injuries from falls throughout the years of working in Rehabilitation. I would increase public awareness of Fall Prevention. The population most affected by this are our seniors. There's a lot we can do to help people avoid injuries such as fractures, concussions, bleeding, etc. from falls. PTs, OTs, & SLPs are one of the experts in healthcare that could make a positive change and increase public awareness of Fall Prevention. Outside of Rehab, my choice would be raising public awareness of the importance of Breastfeeding."

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      This answer is excellent! You are thorough and support your response in a way that showcases your depth of knowledge. Well done!

  • 2. At Magellan Health we seek to hire individuals dedicated to their professional development. If you could improve your knowledge on any healthcare related topic, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Being dedicated to your professional development and knowledge is a huge bonus for most employers. Talk to the interviewer about the area of healthcare that you would expand your knowledge if given the opportunity.

      1st Answer Example

      "I feel that I can always learn more about compassionate care and the techniques surrounding long-term compassionate care. I like the idea of professional development and am open to any coursework you suggest."

      2nd Answer Example

      "There is always more to learn in a variety of areas; however, I would especially enjoy furthering my education and training in pediatric care. I find children to be most interesting to work with."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would like to improve and expand my knowledge more on pediatric care. This area is close to my heart since I have a daughter that has special needs. She is grown now and doing very well. When she was little, I tried learning as much as I can about her condition, but there is so much more about pediatric care."

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      Another answer from the heart that allows the interviewer to get to know you on a personal level while still maintaining professional balance. Bravo.

  • 3. At Magellan Health we see a lot of candidate interest for positions such as this. Why are you the best candidate for us?

      How to Answer

      What makes you a stand-out candidate when there are so many other potential candidates for Magellan Health to consider? Talk to the interviewer about the qualities that make you the best candidate for them.

      1st Answer Example

      "There are a lot of talented people in the healthcare pool but what makes me stand out is my willingness to take feedback. I am a humble employee. Also, I am a dedicated worker. I have had just one sick day in 5 years."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I believe that I am the best candidate for you because of my double degree in both Healthcare Management, and Health Services Administration. In addition to these studies, I am also bilingual in both English and Spanish. This skill will enable me to communicate very clearly with your predominantly Spanish community."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "You probably received so many applications for this position. I believe I am the best candidate because of my combined 27 years of clinical & management experience in different types of settings. Throughout those years, I have acquired knowledge in working with diverse populations with a variety of complexities. I have managed therapists & non-therapists, ensuring effective care, documentation, and efficient use of staff."

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      These are all great reasons to hire you! Be sure these reasons also align with the needs that Magellan Health refers to in their job posting.

  • 4. There are many options for employment in the healthcare field. Why do you want to work for Magellan Health?

      How to Answer

      What attracts you to this position with Magellan Health? Talk to the interviewer about your primary reasons for being drawn to this role. Solidify your answer by clearly stating your interest in landing the role.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Magellan Health has a good reputation and has a solid ground in the healthcare management industry. I want to join a company that would give me a long term opportunity. I also like the flexibility of being able to work remotely."

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      Good! I like that you give a variety rather than just one answer.

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  • 5. What type of career growth would you like to see with Magellan Health? How can we help you to advance?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you would like to grow in your career over the next few years. The company wants assurance that you see this as a long-term fit and they want to know how to help you grow.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have done both clinical and management positions throughout my career, but I feel I need to expand my scope a little further. Having been a Rehab Director & Rehab Coordinator in the past has given great tools and experience. Those positions are always combined with doing patient care, which I love, but I have done patient care for such a long time now, 27 years, and I would like to expand my role in a management position."

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      You have some well thought out goals, which is excellent. Try starting off with a clearer goals statement and more specifics. I have reworded slightly, below.

      "I would like to expand my role into a more significant management position such as (specific job title or function). I have done both clinical and management positions throughout my career, and feel I need to expand my scope a little further by including (A), (B), and (C) responsibilities. Having been a Rehab Director & Rehab Coordinator in the past has given great tools and experience. Those positions combined management with patient care, which I love, but I have done patient care for 27 years, so it is time that I focus further on management responsibilities."

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  • 6. In your opinion, what is the most important quality you can possess as a healthcare professional?

      How to Answer

      Think about the qualities you admire in other healthcare professionals. Talk to the interviewer about the qualities that you feel a healthcare provider should possess. Do you have these qualities?

      User-Submitted Answer

      "As a healthcare professional, it is very important to have excellent communication skills. Not just verbal communication skills, but I'm talking about the importance of listening & not just hearing. Having great listening skills, we will be able to fully understand all our patients needs. After 27 years in the healthcare field, I have learned to communicate effectively to achieve the completion of tasks and solve any issues or conflicts."

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      Very good response! I like that you noted the difference between listening and actually hearing and absorbing. You are very patient-focused which will resonate well with Magellan Health and their approach.

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  • 7. Working in healthcare is a very demanding career path. What keeps you motivated on the hardest days?

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      When you are having an especially stressful day, what keeps you motivated to continue? How can the interviewer be assured that you will always bring your 'A' game no matter what challenges you face?

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My motivation is seeing great results from my hard work. In Physical Therapy, you cannot guarantee 100% recovery as there will always be the possibility of not achieving it due to a lot of reasons. But with hard work, full effort, an informed decision is given every time, great results are achieved."

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      Seeing great results in your hard work is an excellent motivator. Nice response!

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  • 8. At Magellan Health we seek to hire individuals who value education. Walk me through your related post-secondary education. Where did you struggle the most? Which courses were your favorite?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary education. Discuss your high points and the more challenging points.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Wow. That seems like ages ago. But I remember I liked my internship year. Performing and learning to do PT for the first time on actual patients gave me adrenaline. Applying what I Iearned from Kinesiology &Thera Exercises was fun. I was quite happy when I did not have to apply what we learned from Bio-statistics; math is not my favorite."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Very good detail in your answer! Although it may seem like ages ago, I would avoid making that statement about your education being so long ago. I would bet that you have continued to educate yourself throughout your years on the job :)

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  • 9. What do you feel we do best here at Magellan Health?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to feel confident that you are engaged in the interview process. Display that you have researched Magellan Health before your interview and getting to know what they do best. Talk about your research and findings.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have read reviews from actual patients on your website. Based on that, I feel that treating the person as a whole, & not just the current diagnoses/condition is an excellent thing you do at Magellan Health. This shows how the company's mission and programs would help everyone to live a healthy and productive life."

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      It's wonderful that you took a deep dive into the patient reviews present on the website. Well done! The interviewer should really appreciate this answer.

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  • 10. What do you know about the workplace culture at Magellan Health? What is your ideal workplace environment?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the research you have conducted when it comes to the workplace culture at Magellan Health. Assure the interviewer that you would find their workplace culture a stable fit.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "There seems to be a good work-life balance as the company offers a remote job position. I value the flexibility that is available for working remotely. I could focus more without the usual distractions from a regular office. It seems like a fast-paced and results-driven company, but yet the work quality is not affected. Being effective and productive gives a lot of satisfaction."

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      Great answers! You do a nice job outlining they type of work environment that you work best within.

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  • 11. In your opinion, what has been the greatest advancement in healthcare this year? How do you stay up to date on new trends and breakthroughs in the healthcare industry?

      How to Answer

      Display to the interviewer that you are interested in the new advances in healthcare. Be prepared to defend your answer.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "This year I have read about pharmacogenetics. It is just fascinating and truly important to be able to know what kind of medication will work on a person. An individual will be able to know which medication will be most effective to take. This is extremely important also with the ongoing opioid crisis. We could eventually avoid unnecessary pain medications. I also read about Virtual Reality technology for medical students. Which I think is a valuable tool to use for aspiring doctors. Medical students will be able to practice medical/surgical procedures through virtual reality devices and get them well prepared before doing the procedure on an actual patient."

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      Both of these breakthroughs show that you are most definitely in the know when it comes to conversations around healthcare initiatives. Wonderful answer!

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  • 12. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

      How to Answer

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the interviewer a definite idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My greatest work related accomplishment would be establishing an outpatient private practice that has a very good reputation in the community. When we opened up the practice, there were only maybe about 3 PT clinics in the area. Throughout the years, PT clinics have opened in the community, there must be a total of at least 10 clinics. However, we built a solid reputation of giving good quality care, & most of our patients are either referred by previous patients or by doctors who trust our skills. A few of the PT places have either closed or was sold to a company or another PT. It's been 12 years since we established the practice, we are still operational & successful."

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      This sounds like an exceptional accomplishment! I would recommend making your answer more concise. I have provided a revision, below.

      "My most significant work-related accomplishment was establishing an outpatient private practice 12 years ago, that is still operational and successful. We have an excellent reputation in the community and have outlasted many PT clinics that have come and gone. We have a reputation for giving good quality care, and most of our patients are referrals from other patients and doctors who trust our skills."

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  • 13. In the healthcare industry, problems arise frequently. When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if your reactions to problems reflect maturity and professionalism. How you react will significantly determine how you fit with their existing team.

      Perhaps your computer crashes, and you realize you may have just lost all of your hard work. Or maybe you are limited on time and have a deadline rapidly approaching. Demonstrate to the interviewer that you take a very methodical approach to problem-solving, rather than reacting impulsively when a problem occurs.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My first reaction to a problem would be to step back & try to figure out what caused the problem. It is extremely important to gather all pertinent information regarding the issue/problem. When all facts are on the table, it is easier to find a solution."

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      Good! Your answer shows an ability to troubleshoot while placing an emphasis on research rather than being reactionary.

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  • 14. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

      How to Answer

      Have you ever had to take on a task or a role that you felt was over your experience level? Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have dealt with this type of situation. What was the outcome, and what did you learn?

      User-Submitted Answer

      "When we first opened the private practice, although it was a shared task, It was decided that I will be charge of billing. We have purchased a new billing software, and this is something that I am not familiar at all. I had previous experience in billing but was never exposed to the software that we just acquired. I went through training but it was a challenge when you start doing it on your own. I learned a lot by referring to the manual or by calling technical support. Eventually, I was the one doing the training when a new staff comes in, or I'm the go-to person when there's a problem or issue with billing."

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      This example is excellent! Beware of changing tenses in conversation as that shift can become confusing. I have reworded slightly, below.

      "When we first opened the private practice, although it was a shared task, it was decided that I would take charge of billing. We purchased a new billing software, one that I was not familiar with at all. I had previous experience in billing but not in this particular software. I went through training, and I learned a lot by referring to the manual or by calling technical support. Eventually, I became the one tackling billing issues and training new staff on the software."

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  • 15. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential that you can showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

      Patience is indeed a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when it seems that situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, I do consider myself a patient person. There would be times that people around me would test my patience, I try to remain calm and keep my cool. I would be able to think better & tackle the challenging situation if I remain calm. At times, I might need to step back or step away from an escalating situation, but I will return and find a solution."

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      Try to give examples of how someone tests your patience levels. Be aware of switching from "I do" to "I would." Keep your answer personal and in the present tense, as much as possible.

      "Yes, I do consider myself a patient person. At times, people around me test my patience, by (an example of how they test your patience). I am sure to remain calm and keep my cool. I can think more clearly, and tackle the challenging situation more professionally if I remain calm. When I need to step back or step away from an escalating situation, I will always return and find a solution."

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  • 16. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

      Show the interviewer that it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion, yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.
      Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Absolutely! Agree to disagree. My opinion will not be the same as the team leader or any member of the time. We need to respect everyone's opinion on the team. I value and support every team member's view. This is how we will be able to come up with a solid solution."

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      You make a valid point re: coming up with a solid solution based on an array of opinions. Nice answer!

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  • 17. What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this 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 weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Sometimes I become so consumed on finishing a project; I will lose track of time. At times, I stay too long at work because I want to finish my work. Or sometimes I take it home and that is not good."

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      '"I work too hard" is a weakness example that can sound a bit self-serving if not worded properly. Some interviewers often joke about this being a 'fake weakness.' Try to dig deeper and think of times when you have been offered genuine and helpful feedback from a colleague or patient.

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  • 18. What is your personal mission statement?

      How to Answer

      Not everyone has a mission statement or personal mantra just off the cuff. In business, especially when entering leadership, this is an important question to ponder. Do you have a quote that inspires you or a saying that you grew up with that resonates with you?

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I'm optimistic, and I always try to stay positive with everything. Staying positive helps me a lot. So my mission is to spread positivity and optimism. There is always hope when you think positive."

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      Awesome mission statement! Nicely done.

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  • 19. When are your leadership skills the most effective?

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      When you have a great relationship with the individuals you are leading, your leadership skills will be the most effective. Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team.

      For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My leadership skills are most effective when I develop a good relationship with my staff. I keep communications open and remind my staff never hold back on questions. If I caused an error, I make sure I own it and be responsible for it. I encourage my staff to be independent, but if they need help, they should ask for help. They know they can approach me anytime, but also respect my authority."

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      Fantastic response. You show excellent leadership skills and a strong level of self-awareness.

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  • 20. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

      How to Answer

      On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?



      User-Submitted Answer

      "I will rate myself 9/10 on communication skills. It's not perfect 10 as there's always room to grow. But I try as much as I can to be clear and concise to convey my message with good understanding. I always listen intently to anyone speaking to the team or to me."

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      Well said!

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  • 21. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

      How to Answer

      One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people that you work with and for whom you care. Whether it is providing a less than positive work review or terminating someone, giving bad news is not an easy task. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of duty in a transparent, concise, and professional manner.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "No one likes bad news. But it is what it is. I try to keep it short and to the point. I also try to keep positive even when delivering bad news. Recently I had to tell my one of my staff that her hours will be cut and she will be working as a part-time employee. However, I also encouraged her that this is a good time to explore into something she wanted to do, maybe work in a different setting or work closer to home. She was a very good worker, and I told her she could put my name down as a reference if she wants to."

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      Your approach sounds kind, caring, empathetic, and respectful. Well done!

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  • 22. If you were not able to be in the healthcare profession, what other careers do you see yourself doing?

      How to Answer

      Show the interviewer that you know your strengths and talk about a profession that seems exciting and interesting to you. It's great to talk about a dream job but be sure to solidify your interest in the role and career path for which you are interviewing.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have been in healthcare for more than half of my life, so I haven't thought about this. But if I'm not a PT now, I would probably be working on a non-profit organization that helps developing countries. I get to travel and help people at the same time."

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      This is a very nice answer. To dig a bit deeper, how would you help?

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  • 23. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you genuinely feel that honesty is the best policy. Many will argue that honesty is not always the best policy. What is your take? Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on morality in the workplace.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Honesty is the best policy. Being honest all the time could be easy or could be hard. It's easy if the truth is making the other person feel good, and it is benefiting everyone involved. It is hard when the truth is hurtful and disrespectful. It is truly important on how you are conveying the truth. Be respectful at all times."

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      This is a thoughtful response. Well done!

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  • 24. 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Completion of all projects and tasks is important. I prioritize by determining deadlines and how big the project is. I am very independent but also comfortable in delegating tasks when needed."

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      It's good that you mentioned your independent nature and ability to delegate when needed. These are qualities that any interviewer will appreciate.

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  • 25. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

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      It is always best to support your reply with a real-life example. Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness when it comes to details on the job.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am very thorough as I want to be accurate and avoid errors. Paying close attention to details is very important to me to avoid errors, as this might lead to delay in completing a task."

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      Your answer is good; although a bit repetitive and doesn't necessarily come from the point of view of your co-workers. I have tweaked just a bit, below.

      "I believe my co-workers would agree that paying close attention to details is very important to me. They would say that I am an accurate individual and a keen listener, sure to avoid errors."

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  • 26. What are your salary expectations?

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      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.

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  • 27. What makes you a great problem solver?

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      Employers want to know that you have a methodical approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver, and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am great problem solver because I do not rush on finding right solutions. I take my time to gather all facts and information. Then I would come up with potential solutions. Write down pros and cons (if any) on each solution. Then pick the solution that has the best outcome."

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      Wonderful! It seems you have an excellent approach to problem solving. I have tweaked the working to fix the "I do" and "I would" situation.

      "I am a great problem solver because I do not rush to a conclusion to save time. I take my time, gather all facts and information, and then I come up with potential solutions. I write down the pros and cons of each facet and then choose the solution with the most positive outcome."

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  • 28. What do you think might be the greatest challenges faced in this job? How will you overcome these challenges?

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      Even though it may seem like a dream job, the interviewer wants to know that you have realistic expectations of the role and that you will not be blindsided if problems or challenges present themselves. Keep your answer simple. It is okay to ask for clarification on the position if you do not fully understand what challenges are in store for you.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think a great challenge for this job would be to get used to being myself in my own office at home. I work from home from time to time with my current job, so I have experienced it. However, doing it everyday is whole new challenge. I will definitely enjoy the flexibility of working remotely and not have the normal distraction I have at my current job."

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      Working from a home office can certainly be a great challenge! How will you overcome this?

      "I think a great challenge for this job would be to get used to being myself in my own office at home. I work from home from time to time with my current job, so I have experienced working from home; however, doing it every day is a whole new challenge. I will overcome this challenge through time-blocking and goal-setting; ensuring that I remain on schedule, and meet my outlined targets before the end of the day."

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  • 29. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

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      Your life's inspiration can come from a book, a mentor, your family, a celebrity, author - literally anyone! Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired your life and why.

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      "My mom inspires me. She worked and took care of all of us at the same time. There are 7 of us, which is a lot. My Dad was around, but it was my Mom that brought us up. It was a lot of work. Being a mother myself, and I only have two kids, I always thought how could she have done everything she did. So, I aspire to be like her."

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      This is a genuine and heartfelt answer that the interviewer should appreciate. Well done! And, good for your mom :) That sounds like a HUGE challenge.

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  • 30. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

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      The interviewer would like to know more about the types of tools you use to stay on task and meet deadlines. Discuss how you prioritize when everything demands your attention at once. Think about the ways you manage your projects and daily tasks.

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      "I have a separate calendar for work and home, but I also use my iPhone to sync all my work & home tasks. That way, I can look ahead on which days I'm busy and which days I'm not so busy. I also have a daily to-do list for work. I get the satisfaction of crossing out a task or project when it's done. The list gets updated all the time. Having a list and knowing exactly what needs to be done on a particular day makes it easier."

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      You sound well organized! Good answer!

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