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Telkom Interview Questions

32 Telkom Interview Questions
Question 1 of 32
How can Telkom 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 towards career advancement. Take some time to think about what truly motivates you.

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"I believe that the Telkom purpose and culture are organically motivating. When you know that the work you do is ultimately designed to connect people to better lives, that seems like a powerful motivator. I believe that I am also highly intrinsically motivated. However, I am often encouraged by verbal recognition of my impact, along with compensation-based rewards. Being a leader comes naturally to me, so I don't find it an onerous task. My competitive side keeps me motivated as well."
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"In a competitive industry, I want to work for the best and with the best. I am motivated by a company that sets high performance standards, and by colleagues who work hard to meet them. Specifically related to Telkom, I would be motivated by the lofty goals the company has set for itself - seamlessly connecting customers to a better life. I believe this focus has created the vibrant, innovative culture at Telkom that would help me thrive - I love being challenged by my peers to deliver my very best on behalf of our customers. I believe that a purpose-driven company attracts the kind of dedicated, thoughtful and global-minded peers that would help me do my best work."
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Question 2 of 32
What do you believe are the greatest benefits Telkom SA Ltd. and the Telkom Foundation bring to South African society?
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This is your opportunity to showcase research you've done about both Telkom SA Ltd. and the Telkom Foundation. In addition, you can connect the higher purpose of each to your own goals personal/professional desires.

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"I think you all at Telkom have said it best yourselves: you're transforming disadvantaged communities across South Africa. The programs implemented through the Telkom Foundation make it possible for so many young people to have access to science, math, English and technology education who otherwise wouldn't know that this world existed. Beyond providing the day-to-day services that connect people to a better life, Telkom is ensuring that tomorrow's customers, employees and investors understand that their potential has no limit."
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"I think that, overall, Telkom's greatest legacy may be the sense of national responsibility it instills in its employees and its customers. Telkom is very clear that, as a successful South African organization, it feels a sense of responsibility toward providing opportunities for those across the country in disadvantaged circumstances. It's an expectation that employees, board members, investors, etc., share that responsibility, which, for me, really sets Telkom apart from many of its competitors."
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Question 3 of 32
We put great effort into being the best in the rapidly changing telecommunications industry. In your opinion, what can Telkom SA Ltd. do to remain competitive?
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Be sure to keep your reply upbeat, non-critical, and finish with a positive remark. The interviewer is looking for some light insight from you - this is a great chance to show what you've learned through your research of the company.

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"I think you're exactly right; the telecommunications industry changes at almost the speed of light! So you have that challenge, and you also have the challenge of a potential gap between the opportunities and services you can provide in South Africa and the number of people who are appropriately trained to take advantage of them. I think one of the smartest things you're doing is the Telkom Foundation, with its focus on education - particularly science, technology, English and math - internships and transformation of disadvantaged communities. That's a whole generation of inventive and well-educated potential employees , or powerful brand ambassadors and customers for Telkom."
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"This is an important question - while Telkom enjoys tremendous success and recognition in the telecommunications industry, it's important to keep striving for improvement and to better meet customer needs. One of the most important things Telkom can do along these lines is to keep engaging its customers - survey them, talk to them, engage them in brand ambassadorship so that those who are close to and love your brand can have a direct line to let you know what they need next. The many community-focused organizations and activities Telkom is involved in can provide tremendous opportunity for this type of engagement. In addition, your focus on continuous improvement makes this kind of assessment very natural for your culture. Along those lines, one thing I love that you're currently doing is surveying visitors to your website about their impressions of the Telkom brand"
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Question 4 of 32
What are your career aspirations beyond this job at Telkom?
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Everyone has some dream or aspirations on where his/her career could go. Openly share with the interviewer where you'd like to see your job with Telkom SA Ltd. take you. Be sure to include how you feel Telkom SA Ltd. would fit in with those specific aspirations.

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"I have some pretty lofty career goals, and I also want to make a positive difference in the world. I'm willing to work very hard on behalf of an organization, and I'd like for that work to matter far beyond bolstering the bottom line. After researching Telkom and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits with my future aspirations and allows me to do both. I'm drawn to the Telkom vision of leading in the converged ICT market through deep and credible relationships and a distinctive customer experience. That's a purpose that's worth working hard for."
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"This particular position is a goal that I have set my sites on for quite some time. I believe it is the next step in a long and fulfilling career in the telecommunications industry. The industry leadership that Telkom offers, combined with its purpose-driven approach and its emphasis on innovation and customer service, is immense for me, and I feel confident I will gain skills in this role that will make me both successful and professionally fulfilled."
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Question 5 of 32
What excites you?
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Every hiring manager wants to know how to keep you best motivated and excited about the job and about the company's brand. Talk to the interviewer about what excites you and keeps you happy at work.

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"I'm excited about making a difference in the world through my work, and that's what attracts me to Telkom. I love your purpose of seamlessly connecting customers to a better life, and I love the work you're doing through the Telkom Foundation. I'm excited by the thought that the work I can do applying my own skills, background and education can help people get better access to one another, to education, to health care, to the things that improve their day-to-day lives. I'm particularly excited about the Telkom Foundation and its mission to transform disadvantaged communities through sustainable social investment programs. "
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"I get excited when new challenges are presented in the workplace. One of my favorite personal/business challenges is balancing healthy business growth with community involvement - I believe the two are not mutually exclusive. I'm energized by the idea of getting involved with the Telkom Foundation and its strategy of improving the quality of teaching and learning throughout South Africa. This commitment shows that business can be a force for good when it's approached intentionally and with purpose."
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