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33 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
Published October 7th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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What part of your career brings you the most stress?

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1.

What part of your career brings you the most stress?

Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. (IE: a bus driver should not find driving to be the most stressful part of the job).

Rachelle's Answer #1

"The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the schedule is running behind for no good reason other than lack of hustle on my team's part. I like to be on time with our schedule to ensure that our clients are assisted properly."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I find that the primary stressor in my current position is the fact that my team is not as reliable as I would like. For this reason, I am seeking a new opportunity, within a professional environment, with a team who values their jobs as much as I do."

2.

The performance of consumer products relies greatly on advertising and marketing efforts. Do you have any experience with advertising, marketing, or market research?

Talk to the interviewer about any experience you have in advertising and marketing, whether that be on the job training or formal education. Discuss how you have seen robust marketing strategies directly affect the performance of a product.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have always been fascinated with the correlation between marketing strategies and product performance. This is why I studied marketing and communication in college. I have a bachelor's degree in marketing, plus additional training in advertising methods from my current employer. I have seen creative and strategic marketing campaigns take an underperforming product and make it a strong contender in as short as 90 days. I look forward to putting my knowledge in marketing and advertising toward a role with Nestaway."

Michelle's Answer #2

"Although I do not have formal training and education in advertising and marketing, I love to research new marketing techniques. I'm a strong writer, so I feel that I could put that skill to use in helping the organization communicate effectively with both internal and external audiences. On the consumer front, I also have a strong understanding of several social media algorithms, including how to have your posts seen by the right audience. I'd look forward to using that skill for the good of the organization, along with learning more about more traditional marketing, advertising and communications tactics."

3.

Nestaway likes to hire those who take pride in their work. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

Talking about your greatest accomplishment will give the interviewer a strong 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!

Rachelle's Answer #1

"The greatest accomplishment of my career thus far was graduating from college as an honors student while still working full time in a related field. I was at the top of my class, plus working full time. This 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 to be recognized for my dedication."

Michelle's Answer #2

"My greatest career accomplishment so far is being promoted the fastest in the entire organization's history and topping it off by closing a major deal less than 48 hours later. I was not only proud of myself, but also received accolades from the VP of Sales in front of the entire company, which was a really special moment. I took a pay cut to move into my original role, so to exceed expectations, be promoted, and be financially ahead of where I was previously was exhilarating."

4.

We value industrious employees who can solve problems and get up-to-speed quickly at Nestaway. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

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? Be as specific as possible.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I am often asked to perform tasks outside of my wheelhouse. I believe that if we don't take on more than we feel prepared for, then we'll never learn. I've stretched in my current role to take on customer dispute resolution, which was difficult for me at first, since I'm naturally conflict-averse. But with good training and encouragement from my supervisor, I've been able to help find solutions for our customers in uncomfortable situations."

Michelle's Answer #2

"Because I am new to my career, it seems like almost everything is above my experience level! However, I am adaptable, and I know that learning new things is key for being successful. When I feel overwhelmed, I try to use all available resources and research possibilities to find out what I need to do and how to do it. I'm also a big believer in asking lots of questions."

5.

At Nestaway, we take having the right team members very seriously. Have you ever had to fire an employee? What were the reasons for their termination?

Terminating an employee is never a task that people like to do. Talk to the interviewer about how you go about employee terminations. What does that conversation usually look like?

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have had to terminate employees in the past, yes. These terminations generally stemmed from missed targets or insubordination, all of which were carefully documented and discussed at length with both our Human Resources team and the employees in question. I find it challenging to terminate employees because I do care about them and their well being. I have to remind myself that I did absolutely everything I could to ensure their success, but I cannot carry the full weight."

Michelle's Answer #2

"Unfortunately this is a part of wearing your management hat. I recently had to separate employment with someone who was under-performing. We coached the employee in question, offered additional learning experiences and worked with them on a performance improvement plan. It was the right person in the wrong role, and we had to decide to move forward. While these decisions are difficult, in my experience, separation ends up being best not only for the company, but also for the employee involved."

6.

Nestaway puts emphasis on hiring people who fit into our workplace culture. How would you describe your personality?

Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your personal traits vs. your integrity. This would include buzzwords such as introverted, energetic, and confident.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I would describe my personality as approachable, energetic, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me. I would also classify myself as bold - I'm willing to take risks in order to achieve higher and better results, ultimately for the good of the company and the good of the consumer."

Michelle's Answer #2

"It may seem like an odd combination, but I would describe myself as both logical and imaginative. I'm imaginative in the sense that I'm always looking for new ways to approach consumer issues and new ideas to test out. And then I'm logical in the sense that I want experimentation, data and results to know for sure that what my imagination comes up with is truly feasible."

7.

How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your progress?

Even the most well-meaning coworkers can distract you from getting things done at work from time to time. The funny and entertaining coworkers who like to chat online and send YouTube videos are often the ones who can get in the way of your productivity if you let them. How do you respond? Show off your ability to set professional boundaries, when needed.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I typically just set a kind, but clear, boundary and tell my coworker that I need to focus at the moment. I will offer an alternate time for a catch-up, over lunch for example. It is important for the sake of workplace culture to set aside time to be social with coworkers, so I usually just let them know when I'll be available for a quick break in the day."

Michelle's Answer #2

"If I have a distracting co-worker, I will highlight the distraction right away while remaining kind. I feel it's always best to nip issues in the bud before they get out of control. Overall, I'm very good at setting personal and professional boundaries, so this has never been much of an issue for me. I've found that if I'm clear that my time is currently allocated to another task, people respect that and are happy to catch up and be social at another specified time."

8.

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

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 Nestaway.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my last two roles I have been responsible for regularly presenting to my team of 43 staff as well as to our entire warehouse team of more than 200. I have also been part of my local Toastmasters group, which helped a great deal. Overall, I feel that I am a confident public speaker."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I do not have a lot of experience in presenting to large groups, but I do present regularly to groups averaging around 4 to 6 people. I am a confident speaker in that setting and am sure that I could present in front of many people - I'd be happy to take on that challenge."

9.

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 gain a slight increase. According to my research, this seems consistent with the market."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I would like to earn slightly above where I am now. 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. If that is out-of-range for this position, I would hope we could discuss alternative benefits and/or a path to reach that salary goal."

10.

At Nestaway, we want to make sure we are the right fit for our employees. Describe to me your ideal employer.

Tell the interviewer what your ideal employer looks like. Be specific and be sure to keep the conversation positive. Avoid speaking poorly of any previous managers or organizations.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"My ideal employer is one that is mission-based and focused on excellence, and that acts with integrity and a higher purpose. That's why N is such a good fit for me; with its commitment to achievement, accountability, diversity and stellar customer experiences, I know I can find a connection with my own values and purpose."

Michelle's Answer #2

"In the day-to-day, my ideal employer/supervisor is one who allows me to take the reins when it comes to problem-solving. I like to be hands-on and prefer to work for people who value this in me. My ideal supervisor might let me struggle a bit with a problem before just jumping in and showing me the answer."

11.

If Nestaway hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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 Nestaway.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"My first priority would be soaking up as much information about culture, process and KPIs as possible. I'd embark on a 'listening tour' in order to engage in deep conversation with my team and with my colleagues to discover the greatest current needs and how to prioritize them based on company goals for the quarter. Overall, I would strive to meet or exceed all KPIs for the business quarter as efficiently as possible."

Michelle's Answer #2

"If hired today, I would start with analyzing all quantifiable data from the last month, quarter and year to identify any challenges and set a plan to address them. I'd also look for team and company strengths in order to capitalize on or expand them in order to increase the company's bottom line. Overall, I'd be looking for patterns that help me make an immediate contribution to the team and the organization."

12.

At Nestaway, we prefer to hire candidates who value post-secondary education. Do you have any post-secondary education or related training?

Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary education, being sure to highlight the best parts of your performance. If you do not have the formal post-secondary education, you will need to sell the interviewer on the idea that you have gained the knowledge required to succeed with Nestaway.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I value post-secondary education as well. Although I do not have a completed degree, I do bring a plethora of related experience from previous work experience. My previous organizations provided me with exceptional training. In addition to this formal, on-the-job training, I have also read numerous business books and attended a variety of industry related workshops. I have taken advantage of every opportunity I can for professional development and continuing education, and I'd look forward to continuing to do so in this role."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I have a bachelor's degree in marketing from Concordia University, and I am proud to say that I graduated at the top of my class. I have a lot to offer Nestaway when it comes to my knowledge of consumer products, marketing and advertising, and I look forward to learning additional skills and tactics from my colleagues who have been working in the industry for some time and have knowledge and experience to share."

13.

How did you bring value to your last position?

This question is similar to 'Why are you the best candidate?' Think about the strengths and skills that made you an asset in your last position. Maybe you influenced changes that saved the company money. Perhaps you were the top grossing salesperson on the floor. Think of your strengths in action! If you are reliable, talk about how consistent your work has been and how you are in constant support for coworkers. If you have a strong work ethic, share how you accomplished a project in the midst of harsh obstacles.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"There were several ways I was able to bring value to my last position. First, I successfully exceeded each sales goal in my department. Second, I was able to motivate other members of my team and share my sales techniques with them. Third, I introduced two new procedures to the sales manager that helped us eliminate downtime between sales calls."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I brought value to my last position through my high level of reliability, my positive attitude, and my above average organizational skills. Successful project management is a large part of my work history, and the company I am currently with was lacking when it came to smooth project execution. I was able to greatly improve their performance in that area."

14.

What is your greatest weakness?

Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you really 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 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!"

Michelle's Answer #2

"This is super cliche, but it's also true. I am not good at delegating to others. When I become submerged in a project, I don't like to give away any of the control. While this can be good, it can also definitely inhibit the outcome of the project and my growth as a team player and individual. I am currently working on this, as I know it is a deficit."

15.

Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

Career progression can be a touchy subject, especially if you feel that your career hasn't progressed as well as you would have liked. Talk to the interviewer about your career progression and what you would like to see in the future.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Overall, my career has progressed a touch slower than I would have liked. I have held a couple of positions that didn't offer the growth and learning that I was expecting; however, I have bounced back nicely. I feel that this particular position would take my career exactly where it should be for my level of education, experience and ambition."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I love this question, and I can't imagine that there are very many people who can say that their career has progressed exactly as expected. And if they can say that, it tells me they haven't taken very many risks or disrupted the status quo. Because of my entrepreneurial approach in general, I'm open to new opportunities and willing to take risks in order, ultimately, to enjoy greater success. When you approach your career in that fashion, you never know where it will take you - except on to greater challenges and success."

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  1. What part of your career brings you the most stress?
  2. The performance of consumer products relies greatly on advertising and marketing efforts. Do you have any experience with advertising, marketing, or market research?
  3. Nestaway likes to hire those who take pride in their work. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
  4. We value industrious employees who can solve problems and get up-to-speed quickly at Nestaway. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
  5. At Nestaway, we take having the right team members very seriously. Have you ever had to fire an employee? What were the reasons for their termination?
  6. Nestaway puts emphasis on hiring people who fit into our workplace culture. How would you describe your personality?
  7. How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your progress?
  8. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
  9. What are your salary expectations?
  10. At Nestaway, we want to make sure we are the right fit for our employees. Describe to me your ideal employer.
  11. If Nestaway hired you today, what would you accomplish first?
  12. At Nestaway, we prefer to hire candidates who value post-secondary education. Do you have any post-secondary education or related training?
  13. How did you bring value to your last position?
  14. What is your greatest weakness?
  15. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
  16. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
  17. We believe in strong work/life balance at Nestaway. How often do you take work home with you?
  18. Nestaway wants to know how to motivate you. What work situations excite and motivate you?
  19. At Nestaway we want our team members to be engaged and invested in our success. What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
  20. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
  21. At Nestaway, we offer many corporate growth opportunities to our star employees. Where do you see your career with Nestaway, LLC taking you?
  22. We are always looking for tomorrow's leaders at Nestaway, . Tell us a little about your leadership qualities.
  23. Tell me about your experience in training and coaching others.
  24. What questions do you have for me about working with Nestaway?
  25. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
  26. Change is par for the course with Nestaway. When have you had to adapt to change?
  27. Are you applying for a job with any of our competitors?
  28. Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism? How did you make improvements based on that criticism?
  29. Sales performance is of utmost importance to Nestaway. How do you plan to contribute to our profitability?
  30. If Nestaway called your favorite teacher or professor, how would he/she describe you?
  31. How competitive are you?
  32. Days can sometimes be hectic at Nestaway. How do you handle stress on the job?
  33. At Nestaway, we always think of the consumer first. What are the top 3 ways that we can ensure consumer satisfaction?
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