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Peets Coffee and Tea Interview Questions

33 Peets Coffee and Tea Interview Questions
Question 1 of 33
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role, that will help you in this position with Peets Coffee and Tea.
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You have likely gained many valuable skills in your career. Share with the interviewer which skills you value the most. Be sure to include capabilities that will potentially benefit this potential new employer.

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"In my last role, the top 3 skills that I acquired were customer engagement, conflict resolution, and strong communication."
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"Here is a list of hard and soft skills that you may have acquired along the way: - Software or Hardware - Computer Programs - Languages - Listening Skills - Feedback Acceptance / Providing Feedback - Assertion - Negotiating - Adaptability - Time Management - Decision Making - Diversity Awareness "
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Question 2 of 33
How does this position with Peets Coffee and Tea fit into your career goals?
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Is this particular position a good fit? Is it a step up in your career or - a stagnant move that you are just complacent with taking until something better comes along? Assure the interviewer that this position will be challenging for you, is a step up in responsibilities, and that it fits with your overall career goals.

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"My primary goal in my career, as a barista, is to eventually work my way into a position where I will train and manage staff. I feel that Peets Coffee and Tea offers a strong career path towards that goal. I am excited about what this position has to offer."
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"My primary career goal is to find a position where I can stay long-term. Because Peets Coffee and Tea has such a strong reputation for workplace culture and a commitment to social responsibility, it fits perfectly with my desires for a long-term fit."
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Question 3 of 33
Describe your leadership qualities.
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The interviewer would like to know what you consider to be strong leadership qualities. When describing your leadership qualities, try to avoid general terms and give some unique ideas.

A great leader is someone who people naturally want to follow. They have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with nearly any personality type. A respected leader will take ownership of their mistakes and will always lead their team by example. True leaders see the importance of motivating others and recognizing even the smallest achievements. Leaders are able to recognize the strengths in others and help coach their team to reach their true potential. With which of these qualities do you most identify with?

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"I have taken a handful of workshops and courses to improve my leadership skills this year. My leadership qualities are best summed as dedicated, attentive, and motivating. I am dedicated to being a good role model and leading by example. I like to recognize my employees' small wins because that motivates them to continue achieving."
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"Here are some other leadership qualities: - Integrity - Ability to inspire others - Attention to detail - Honesty and transparency - Unwavering confidence - Willingness to present new ideas - Patience while training others - Authentic, friendly, and approachable - Empathetic towards others experiences "
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Question 4 of 33
Rate your communication skills on a scale 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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"I rate my communication skills as a 9/10 as I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as clear as I would like to be. I am working on this by making sure that I always check in with my co-workers and ask if they have any questions. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my clear and concise communication skills."
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"I will rate myself an 8.5 because I consider myself a strong communicator. I believe it is the foundation of all success in business. I am always striving to be a better communicator, so I leave the rest of the scale as an aspirational measure."
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Question 5 of 33
How would you describe your personality?
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Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your traits vs. your values. Try to think about how your friends or coworkers would describe you. These traits should include buzzwords such as introverted, energetic, confident, friendly and positive.

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"I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. I always try to see the good in things. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."
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"Here are some descriptive personality words: - Ambitious - Adventurous - Calm - Creative - Determined - Energetic - Flexible - Honest - Imaginative - Kind - Organized - Persuasive - Resourceful - Talkative"
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Author of Peets Coffee and Tea Answers and Questions

Carly Zucker
Carly Zucker is an Instructional Designer who creates training for higher education, K-12 and organizations. She also has a background in corporate recruiting. With her experience, she enjoys creating fun and engaging material for her learners. When she is not kayaking or trying a new restaurant, she is writing about exciting innovations in education.
Published: 07/29/2018

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About Peets Coffee and Tea

Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. (Peet's) is a specialty coffee roaster and marketer of fresh roasted whole bean coffee and tea. The Company sells its coffee through multiple channels of distribution, including grocery stores, home delivery, office, restaurant and food service accounts and Company-owned and operated stores in six states. The Company operates its business through two segments: retail and specialty sales. As of January 3, 2010, the Company operated 192 retail stores in six states, through which the Company sells whole bean coffee, beverages and pastries, tea and other related items. Its stores are designed to facilitate the sale of fresh whole bean coffee and to encourage customer trial of its coffee through coffee beverages. Each store has a staff person at the bean counter to take orders and assist customers with questions on coffee origins and on home brewing.