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Work volumes can become very high at Matrix Management, Inc.. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

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The interviewer wants to be assured that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?

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29 Matrix Management Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Work volumes can become very high at Matrix Management, Inc.. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to be assured that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?

      1st Answer Example

      "When I have a large workload on my plate, I do not stress over the tasks that are in front of me. Rather, I make a simple plan of which tasks are a high priority and which tasks are a lower priority. The higher priority tasks, I complete first. Through this system, I can focus on my tasks individually, rather than stressing out about the multitude of tasks ahead of me. I also love the satisfaction of being able to cross things off my list!"

      2nd Answer Example

      "Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I try to take a few deep breaths, review my list of tasks, and concentrate first on those that are of highest strategic priority to the organization - in other words, the tasks most likely to positively affect the company's bottom line. If I can put my highest expenditure of resources there, I'm more likely to make a positive impact on the organization overall."

  • 2. What excites you?

      How to Answer

      Every hiring manager wants to know how to keep you best motivated and excited about the job. Talk to the interviewer about what excites you and keeps you happy at work.

      1st Answer Example

      "I have a healthy competitive edge, even if its a personal competition. For me, I am excited and motivated by winning, whether that be winning over a new client, exceeding my KPIs or being recognized for a job well done. I am also motivated and energized by a strong team that supports and challenges one another."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I get excited when new challenges are presented in the workplace. This could include a new program, a new customer initiative, a sales contest, or even the training of a new employee. A fresh problem to solve or a fresh obstacle to conquer is highly motivating and exciting for me."

  • 3. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

      How to Answer

      Being able to problem solve and think outside the box when it comes to changing situations is a very valuable skill set. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to create a variety of potential scenarios.

      1st Answer Example

      "I feel that it is very important to create alternative scenarios in all situations. One cannot guess what will happen in the end, so it is smart to be prepared for all possible outcomes. I try always to create 'what-ifs' because I know that plans change and fail. Plan B - or C or D - is always ready to go."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I love having contingency plans. It's important for my team to understand that ideally we are going to do X, but if that fails, we need to be ready to make sure Y happens. It takes out the uncertainty at the moment and better prepares everyone to adapt if a problem should arise."

  • 4. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

      How to Answer

      It is a great skill to have when you can approach a problem in a new way. Discuss with the interviewer your ability to approach a problem using new methods.

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  • 5. Matrix Management, Inc. encourages continued education. Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.

      How to Answer

      Once you are in your career, it certainly doesn't mean that you need to stop learning. There are many job-related courses available. Talk to the interviewer about the last time you took advantage of these available courses. Discuss your interest in continuing your education even after joining Matrix Management, Inc.

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  • 6. If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

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      Often we will leave the tasks that we don't like for last in the act of procrastination. Other times, we will mindfully move a particular responsibility for last because we feel that it makes the most sense. Help the interviewer to determine which personality type you are by answering this question.

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  • 7. When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?

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      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 at Matrix Management.

      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 methodical approach to problem-solving, rather than reacting in an impulsive way when a problem occurs.

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  • 8. Give me an example of a time when you had to troubleshoot to solve a problem.

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      Troubleshooting is like reverse engineering - it takes skill, effort, and patience. You have to understand the problem to know how to work backward from it to find a solution.

      Knowing how to solve problems with technical equipment is always a solid skill, and a great way to demonstrate your example. Show that you are insightful in your approach.

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  • 9. How often do you discuss work with your colleagues, in order to think up new systems and styles of working?

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      Do you use your creative mind with your colleagues to discuss ideas and systems in the workplace? Talk to the interviewer about how you have used creative thinking in the workplace and how this will benefit Matrix Management Inc., if hired.

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  • 10. We appreciate innovative thinking at Matrix Management, Inc.. When have you created a new product or service?

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      Using your creative mind, have you ever introduced an employer to a new product or service opportunity? Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have created a new product or service.

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  • 11. What do you know about the culture at Matrix Management?

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      Company culture and fit is a significant factor when considering a career move. Assure the interviewer that you have put thought, research, and consideration of how the company culture at Matrix Management, Inc. will work for you.

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  • 12. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

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      Are you the individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability? The interviewer would like to know if your work style will be a fit with Matrix Management Inc.

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  • 13. If Matrix Management hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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      When you start a new position, it is essential to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate and hired at Matrix Management.

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  • 14. How can Matrix Management motivate you, as a leader?

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      Your motivation may be that the idea of success and achievement drives you. Perhaps you are working toward career advancement. Take some time to think about what truly motivates you.

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  • 15. Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.

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      This interview question allows you to demonstrate your ability to be a self-starter. Show the interviewer that you are a motivated individual by telling the interviewer about a specific time that you took the lead. Include details of your project timeline, which you led, or what you had to teach yourself for the project to be successful. Be sure to also emphasize the outcome.

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  • 16. Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.

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      Possessing the skills to improve communication in the workplace is a very valuable asset. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to enhance communication in the workplace. Be sure to tie in how your skills will benefit Matrix Management Inc.

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  • 17. At Matrix Management, we value calculated risk. When have you taken an unusual risk in the workplace? What was the outcome?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of taking calculated risks in the workplace and that you understand the difference between a calculated risk and a risky choice.

      Think of a work-related risk, like trying out a new idea to solve a problem. You may even take on a new responsibility that you're not trained in, which is a little bit of a risk. Give an example that shows you are thoughtful and strategic when taking risks.

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  • 18. At Matrix Management, we give everyone the opportunity to be a mentor. Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?

      How to Answer

      Interviewers want to hear that you have experience teaching or mentoring other employees one-on-one. You may have taught a new hire all of your department's standard processes. Perhaps you taught a long-standing employee how to use Excel. You may have mentored an employee who was struggling to hit monthly goals. All of these scenarios are great examples to draw on.

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  • 19. At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?

      How to Answer

      Are you accustomed to working in an environment where clear communication with others is critical? Talk to the interviewer about your most recent work and how communication played a part.

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  • 20. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

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      On occasion, mistakes will happen, and communication will be broken. Talk to the interviewer about a time that this occurred in the workplace. How did you resolve the situation?

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  • 21. Would you say you are a better oral or written communicator?

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      In which manner do you prefer to communicate - oral or verbal? Discuss your preference with the interviewer and support your answer.

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

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

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  • 23. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

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      Public speaking can be intimidating, so assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. Have you taken any courses or training in public speaking? Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations should it be required in your role with Matrix Management Inc.

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  • 24. How would you describe your written communication skills?

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      Being a clear communicator, in written form, is a crucial skill to master. Have you taken any courses in communication and writing? Are you confident in your written communication skills? Talk to the interviewer about your written communication abilities and support your answer with a brief example or story.

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  • 25. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

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      There are many options for communication software and messaging applications. Give the interviewer a brief overview of the applications you are experienced in and assure them that you can learn their internal system, should it be new to you.

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  • 26. When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.

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      Due to a wide variety of personalities, relationships can take time to form. How do you ensure that you have a strong line of communication with your co-workers and supervisors, right from the start?

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  • 27. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

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      Others don't always communicate with you in the style that you would prefer. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have handled a supervisor who does not interact with you in a way that you like or that is clear to you.

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  • 28. Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.

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      Strong communication skills are required to be an effective leader. How have your communication skills helped your team in the past, and how will they help the team at Matrix Management Inc.?

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  • 29. We value communication at Matrix Management. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

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

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