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Question 1 of 26
At Company ABC we do what we can to take environmentally friendly actions. Are you familiar with the U.S Green Building Council and their purpose?
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know that you are familiar with environmental standards and efforts when it comes to the building products and construction industry.

If you are familiar with the U.S Green Building Council: "The U.S Green Building Council is a member-based community of businesses and professionals who are active in green based building initiatives. They are a great resource for the construction community in ways that we can be more environmentally conscious during our projects."
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Question 2 of 26
What is LEED and how do you think it affects our day to day operations at Company ABC?
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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a must-know topic for anyone in the building products and construction industry. Take a moment to explain your understanding of LEED briefly and be sure to ask about the level of involvement Company ABC has with LEED initiatives.

Question 3 of 26
At Company ABC we have many strong competitors. In your opinion, what sets us apart from the others?
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It is essential to research Company ABC before your interview so that you can fully understand why they are the top choice for your particular job search. Go to the Company ABC website and check out any recent news, press releases, announcements, or awards/accolades they have recently achieved. Keep your answer brief and decisive.

Question 4 of 26
At Company ABC our customers, vendors, manufacturers, and wholesalers are all important to us. How do you keep a healthy balance to ensure that everyone is happy?
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Balancing the needs of multiple parties can be a challenge. Discuss with the interviewer how you ensure that everyone involved in a project is feeling happy and listened to. Provide some information in regards to how your current position requires the same of you.

Question 5 of 26
Company ABC has taken much care over the years to create healthy vendor relationships. How would you handle it if a vendor shorted you on inventory, resulting in a costly project delay?
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Show the interviewer that you can work proactively with vendors when it comes to fixing errors and managing inventory expectations. Display your ability to remain professional, yet firm.

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