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32 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
Published October 7th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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If Pig Farm L.L.C. hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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1.

If Pig Farm L.L.C. 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 Pig Farm L.L.C.

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."

2.

Sales performance is of utmost importance to Pig Farm L.L.C. How do you plan to contribute to our profitability?

Talk to the interviewer about your sales targets, results, and contributions in the past. Be sure to highlight your biggest wins and talk about the ways you will bring the same performance to Pig Farm L.L.C., if hired.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I plan to contribute to your profitability through hard work, strategy, tenacity and paying close attention to the needs of my customers. I have solid results in my most recent position and look forward to bringing these same successes to Pig Farm L.L.C. I'm encouraged by the fact that Pig Farm L.L.C.says it's looking for employees who value achievement, accountability, innovation and caring. That's exactly the kind of approach I've taken in my career, and I look forward to continuing that mindset."

Michelle's Answer #2

"My first step would be to examine current performance against KPIs and then develop a 30-, 60- and 90-day plan for how I can help the company achieve, and even exceed, tahem. I have a solid history of identifying strong lead measures that help support overall organizational strategies, and then leading a team to achieve those measures."

3.

Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

Do you feel that you should be paid based on tenure, or results? Discuss this with the interviewer and back your answer with an example, if possible.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Both tenure and performance are important, but I do lean toward performance incentives. I feel that employees should be paid, and rewarded, based on the documented value they bring to the organization. This approach is a strong motivator - a new employee would be greatly encouraged by being rewarded for performance, and this approach also facilitates a healthy competition with more tenured employees."

Michelle's Answer #2

"This is a classic question, isn't it? Experience and company knowledge are so important and are certainly of value to an organization, while performance is the documented articulation of an employee's value to the company. I believe the best compensation programs figure out a way to honor both, with the emphasis on performance. Doing so encourages good employees to stay, since they know they're valued for their tenure and experience - but it discourages people from getting so comfortable in a long-time role that they don't strive for their highest performance."

4.

We believe in strong work/life balance at Pig Farm L.L.C. How often do you take work home with you?

The majority of people will work overtime hours or take work home with them on occasion. Talk to the interviewer about how frequently to take your work home. If you do take work home with you, make sure to express that it is due to overachieving and not procrastination or poor time management.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Only occasionally. I make every effort to utilize my work hours efficiently so that the only time I take work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline or some type of emergency. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. Now, that's on the execution side, but on the ideation side, I can tell you that I'm constantly thinking about new ways to do things, new innovations to try or new approaches to problem, so that 'script,' if you will, is constantly running in my brain!"

Michelle's Answer #2

"I try very hard not to take my work home with me. For me, it's very important to compartmentalize work and life and keep them separate so that I can give each of them my full focus in the moment. That means I have to be very disciplined throughout the workday, stay focused, and use effective time-management techniques to help me maximize my performance. This way, I'm meeting or exceeding goals, while still enjoying time with my family to disconnect from work and just 'be.'"

5.

Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

Perhaps you have led a club at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. You should always be prepared to show the interviewer that you have a natural ability to lead others. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, you must display to the interviewer that you are capable of handling the responsibility that comes with being a leader and mentor.

Talk about your desire to be a leader. Share with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be a face of the organization when challenges arise.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my current position, I am the president of the social committee. I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentor-ship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities and look forward to joining your team in a leadership role."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I definitely see myself as a leader. Not only have I managed a team in two prior roles, but also I believe that leadership does not always equate to management. I am sure to lead at all times by providing the best model, enthusiasm, and work-ethic of the organization. I am open to new ideas and love to tackle a new project which, to me, embodies leadership."

6.

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."

7.

Tell me about your experience in training and coaching others.

Coaching and training experience may not be required for this role, but they are abilities that are always valued by an employer. Briefly explain the experience that you do have in training, and coaching, in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have always enjoyed the opportunity to teach or mentor my colleagues. For example, last month our company introduced a new module in our SAP system, and I could see that one of our team members was having some trouble with the new module. I was familiar with it already, so I offered to help him. We spent his lunch hour for the next three days working on it. He eventually perfected his interaction with the module, and he's now teaching others."

Michelle's Answer #2

"Absolutely. In each of my two previous roles, I have been tasked with leading a small team. I have worked on everything from appointment-setting and overcoming objections to price negotiations with those respective teams. What's more, I always look for an opportunity to connect with new team members. I try to always invite them out for coffee so they not only have a friendly face in the office, but also know that I can be a resource for them. I was promoted from their role, so I am always happy to share how I did it on such a fast timeline and what I've found effective that can help them be a change-maker in the company, too."

8.

What questions do you have for me about working with Pig Farm L.L.C?

It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the questions you are asking are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers to from merely watching a video on their company site!

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Thank you very much; I do have a few questions for you. First and foremost, what is the company's long-term vision for this particular role, and one year from now, how will you know that the new employee has been successful? What does that success look like?"

Michelle's Answer #2

"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? Also, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates who are also interviewing for this position?"

9.

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?

When you are thinking about examples of criticism, it's best to show that you want to grow as an employee and that you can handle constructive criticism because it helps you learn and improve the quality of your work.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Not long after beginning my current role, I was charged with creating a presentation for an important event. After my manager reviewed my work, he felt that some of the slides required additional copy, and he had different design concepts in mind. He had a background in graphic design, and since I do not, I listened to his ideas and incorporated them. I also appreciated the fact that he was clear and specific in the revisions he expected. In the end, I felt the presentation was much improved, since then I have tried to include those same design concepts."

Michelle's Answer #2

"My current manager often double checks to ensure that I am following protocol at all times. I understand that she values thoroughness and I welcome this kind of review because I am very detail-oriented myself. I believe that our customers deserve that level of attention and care, and I feel fortunate and accomplished that she rarely has recommendations for how to improve my work."

10.

How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?

If awarded the position, what would you bring to the department or organization? Assure the interviewer that you are the right fit for this position.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"If hired, I feel that I would complement Pig Farm, L.L.C.'s organization because I am a fast learner and I'm passionate about using technology to meet customers' day-to-day needs in way previously unimagined. I'm intellectually curious and willing to persevere through as many iterations as it takes to find a solution."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I already bring with me a substantial client portfolio, which can make an immediate business impact, and I exemplify many of the values on which Pig Farm, L.L.C. is built - namely respect, integrity and principled entrepreneurship. I'm passionate about making a difference in the world through my work, I'm ambitious, and I have a stellar work ethic. Overall, I would make a tremendous addition to your team."

11.

Are you applying for a job with any of our competitors?

The interviewer would like to know if you are specifically targeting positions within the same industry. Talk to the hiring manager about your desire for a role specifically in their industry. Be sure to reiterate your keen interest in the role with Pig Farm L.L.C. .

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I have applied to a variety of roles within the consumer products industry and am currently interviewing with one other company. My primary interest, though, is with Pig Farm L.L.C. because your products align perfectly with my product expertise, and I believe your overall philosophy on everything from corporate expansion to sustainability meshes well with my personal values."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I am active in my search and previously have interviewed with two of your local competitors. With one, I have advanced to a second interview. With the other, I participated in a telephone interview just yesterday. With that said, I am most interested in this role with Pig Farm L.L.C. - this position is the best fit for my education and experience, and your corporate values of authenticity, accountability, innovation and caring describe the kind of environment in which I believe I'd be most successful."

12.

When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

Everyone handles the stress and disappointment of setbacks differently. Discuss with the interviewer how you typically cope with setbacks in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"Experiencing a setback is always disappointing, and can be a bit disheartening, but I understand that it happens from time to time. If I experience a major setback, I will take a few moments to debrief with my manager and discuss what I could have done differently. Then, I move on!"

Michelle's Answer #2

"Setbacks happen no matter what, and for that reason I try not to let them affect me emotionally in the least. I am a pragmatic thinker and stay focused despite challenges that come my way. I once had a colleague who described setbacks as "forward fumbles," which is a philosophy I have internalized and try to share with others. What looks in the moment like a setback can often, in retrospect, be a catalyst for change or an inadvertent step toward a successful outcome you weren't even able to imagine."

13.

How competitive are you?

Being a competitive person is an excellent thing if you are appropriately competitive in the workplace. Assure the interviewer that you have a tremendous competitive edge when necessary but are still able to balance that competition healthily.

Rachelle's Answer #1

"I think that on a scale of 1-10, I would rate myself as a 7 when it comes to being competitive. I love a great competition in the workplace when it comes to sales goals and breaking through last year's numbers. I also love being challenged by the high performers around me to do my very best. But I know there's a healthy limit to my competitive streak - I am not competitive to the point that it would hurt my team or colleagues."

Michelle's Answer #2

"I can definitely be competitive when it's required. For instance, when a sales goal is at hand, or a contest is offered, I'm all in, and I love the banter and friendly competition that comes with that kind of organized challenge. I also enjoy tracking industry competitors and take great pride in doing my part to keep my organization a step ahead of the competition."

14.

Change is par for the course with Pig Farm L.L.C.. When have you had to adapt to change?

Being able to adapt to change in the workplace is a crucial skill to possess. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have had to adjust to changes on the job. How did you handle the change? Was it a positive reaction?

Rachelle's Answer #1

"In my current role, our sales goals can change frequently based on marketplace behavior or trends, and sometimes this happens at the last minute. I have been able to adapt very well to these frequent, sudden changes, and to respond with creativity. This really speaks to the heart of what it means to be successful in the consumer marketplace. I believe in making sound plans, but also being prepared to abandon those plans based on last-minute changes in circumstances."

Michelle's Answer #2

"In my previous role at a high-growth tech startup, the sales organization was restructured a number of times, from a new boss to new teams and territories. Some of the accounts I had been nurturing but had not yet converted were now handed off to another sales rep who received the fruits of my labor. Of course, this can be very frustrating; however, by sitting down with management to understand the 'why' of the change, I was able to see the bigger objective and ultimately increase my sales performance."

15.

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 Pig Farm L.L.C.

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."

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  1. If Pig Farm L.L.C. hired you today, what would you accomplish first?
  2. Sales performance is of utmost importance to Pig Farm L.L.C. How do you plan to contribute to our profitability?
  3. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
  4. We believe in strong work/life balance at Pig Farm L.L.C. How often do you take work home with you?
  5. Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
  6. How did you bring value to your last position?
  7. Tell me about your experience in training and coaching others.
  8. What questions do you have for me about working with Pig Farm L.L.C?
  9. 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?
  10. How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?
  11. Are you applying for a job with any of our competitors?
  12. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
  13. How competitive are you?
  14. Change is par for the course with Pig Farm L.L.C.. When have you had to adapt to change?
  15. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
  16. Pig Farm L.L.C. wants to know how to motivate you. What work situations excite and motivate you?
  17. Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
  18. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  19. What is your greatest weakness?
  20. How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your progress?
  21. What part of this career brings you the most stress?
  22. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
  23. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
  24. Pig Farm L.L.C. puts emphasis on hiring people who fit into our workplace culture. How would you describe your personality?
  25. Many consumer products are heavily regulated by the FDA and other health organizations/associations. How do you feel about that?
  26. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
  27. Pig Farm L.L.C. likes to hire those who take pride in their work. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
  28. The consumer products industry is fast moving. How do you keep up to date on current trends?
  29. At Pig Farm L.L.C. we prefer to hire candidates who value post-secondary education. Do you have any post-secondary education or related training?
  30. The performance of consumer products relies greatly on advertising and marketing efforts. Do you have any experience with advertising, marketing, or market research?
  31. What are your salary expectations?
  32. At Pig Farm L.L.C. we always think of the consumer first. What are the top 3 ways that we can ensure consumer satisfaction?
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