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Top 30 Behavioral Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project when a member was not doing their share of the work.
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Question 2 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with.
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"Last month I had to collaborate on a project with another project manager who works very differently than I do. I find timely client follow up to be incredibly important and this particular PM seemed to be more relaxed with that aspect. I continued to work how I always do but did ask this PM a couple of times to communicate more frequently with our client in order to make the collaboration smoother. I fully understand that not everyone will work in perfect synergy and that is okay. It's what makes everyone unique. There is always a professional workaround available - sometimes you just have to approach the situation head-on but in a respectful way."
"We had a team member who constantly was late to meetings and missed deadlines. They were a critical part of our team, so I approached them privately to understand what was going on that was preventing them from working well with the team and offered any support to get them there."
"I worked with a coworker who scoffed at other coworkers ideas and loudly proclaimed that he was the smartest person in our office. I approached him and our supervisor about the attitude and insults. It turned out that he did not want to work in our division and an amicable transfer was made."
Keep your answer simple and avoid over dramatizing any event. Speaking negatively about others will always look unfavorable towards you. Telling the interviewer that you get along with everyone is not an appropriate or believable response either. Focus on a time when your work style was different than another person but perhaps you still had to successfully complete a project together. Discuss, in a positive tone, how you made it work!
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Sales Example
"I often have to work across departments with a project manager who approaches problems, and people, very differently than I do. She is more comfortable taking an indirect, apologetic route whereas I prefer to tackle things head on and with gusto. At first, it was a challenge to get both of our ideas fully understood by the other, since our communication styles are so different. However, once we both mapped out our visions in our own ways, we were able to leverage each of our strengths to build on the other's ideas. In the end, not only was the project completed ahead of time and well received, but also I learned some communication techniques from her that I still use to this day."
Retail Example
"There will always be coworkers that are difficult to deal with, it's part of what keeps things interesting. Much of my job is based on finding common ground with people and relating to them in a positive way, and this does not end with the customer, but rather is an important part of dealing with coworkers, whether in a management position or not. As far as obnoxious behavior, I ignore it as much as possible. There is a point where I will make it clear in a kind, but firm, way that the topic at hand is bothersome or inappropriate and ask that it not be discussed in my presence, or at all, depending. However, I just try to take people as they are see the good in them, even if they drive me nuts most of the time."
Teacher Example
"One of the classroom teachers and I have conflicting styles. She likes her students to be quiet, I like them up and moving, and I hold my loud class within her classroom! I know I drive her nuts and it's gone so far as having the students tell me, "Mrs. P said we need to bring it down a notch". While I am sure to be respectful of her and her classroom, and leave the students and items in the class exactly where I found them, and try to help bring them down a little before I leave. However, since I don't tell her how to teach, so I prefer she doesn't send messages through the students to me. I hope that she will see that the kids are better behaved after Spanish, since they got all of their wiggles out then. If not, I can only keep doing my job how I best see fit and remain respectful, but respectfully, and silently, disagree with her teaching philosophy."
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Question 3 of 30
Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?
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"Last year, I was offered a management position that would have offered me the leadership experience I was looking for. Unfortunately, I turned down the offer in fear that I was not yet ready for the responsibility of being a leader to so many people. My lack of confidence in myself got in the way. I recognized that lack of confidence in myself and changed turned it around by attending 3 leadership workshops over the next year. Now I am bursting with confidence and am ready to take on this leadership role with your company."
"I once implemented a rewards program that failed miserably. I had seen it work successfully in another organization I worked with. It was a learning for me that not all organizations are alike and not all people are motivated by the same thing. We learned quickly that it was not working and scratched it early, saving some company dollars. In its place, we enlisted the team to create something that would drive them to perform and be rewarded."
"As a nurse, I have always worked in hospitals. I was given the opportunity to work in home health and found that the driving and lifestyle was not for me. I stayed on and trained my replacement."
Everyone has had a misstep in their career at one point or another. Perhaps you took a job with a company who was not as reputable as you originally believed. Maybe you took a role that was 'oversold' to you. Or, maybe you declined an opportunity that you now regret passing on. The key to a great answer is to discuss what you did to correct the misstep.
Specific Career Examples
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"This is such a common occurrence in a sales role-- they want you to sell, so they oversell you. While I can usually smell it coming, I have been fooled before. In a previous role, the recruiter reached out to me while I was happily soaring through promotion after promotion at my other job about a high-growth startup. She had all of the right buzzwords and the soundbite was great. Even after meeting all of the key players, I was buying what they were selling as a business and about my importance in the company. Unfortunately, it was only after a few months that the house of cards came crashing down and it was apparent that, although the company had the funding and the right names behind it, it was all a smoke show. I remained there working my tail off to the best of my abilities until it was clear that the company was going to run out of money, so I chose to move to the next role. It reinforced that although the grass seems greener and the birds chirp the right tune, don't always believe what you're being sold. Overall, it was a great learning experience and I met some great friends and clients throughout the process."
Retail Example
"I would say the biggest misstep I've taken professionally was not being a stronger advocate for myself and my goals earlier in my career. I think I was too concerned with being liked and a part of the team to really be a true advocate for what I wanted in my career. Because of this, I believe I was twice passed up for promotions that I was deserving of and better suited for than the eventual manager. I'm embarrassed to say that it took me getting burned twice to make a real change. That said, I have certainly learned from it and have, I believe, perfected the art of self-advocacy with humility and teamwork, and as a result, have both a great relationship with my coworkers and employees, and also have not yet been passed up for a deserved promotion since!"
Teacher Example
"The only time I can point to would be that I didn't go back to work sooner after I had my kids. I don't feel it was a wrong decision, per se, but at times I wonder if I should have gone back a few years sooner. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher and it is the only position I've held, aside from being a server while attending school, so I'm pleased to report that I feel I've made overall great career decisions from start to finish."
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Question 4 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you get the job done?
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"My co-worker and I approach deadlines differently, and that is okay. I prefer mapping out the situation and putting myself on a timeline whereas she prefers to just jump right into the task. We have found a good balance of our two working styles after discussing our differences. On our last project, we agreed to split the tasks up and come together at the end of each day to put the pieces together. We have also agreed to keep the lines of communication open throughout the day. As different as we are from each other, we both agree that so long as we get to the end goal together, it doesn't always matter how we got there."
"I recently worked with a peer that had a very different work style in terms of how they organized and prioritized work. I approach work by scheduling meetings in advance and having a list of items to review to make the most of that time together. My peer was rarely prepared for the sessions, spent a great deal of time talking about personal items and operated in reaction mode to many situations. I took it upon myself to speak to that person about our different styles and come to an agreement how we could work best together. I am open to working with all types of people and welcome challenges with a smile!"
"My coworker in HR had a completely different working style than me, even down to how we organized files. I made a list of the areas in which we conflicted, and sat together to understand each person's thought processes. We divided up tasks that would be better served for one person to do (instead of both), compromised on some procedures, and powered through the rest by understanding each other."
These situations seem to happen often in the workplace since everyone's work style is a bit unique. Maybe you are organized, and you had to work with someone who is not organized. Perhaps you are a 'big picture' thinker, and you had to work with someone who micromanaged the details. Maybe you are a technology whiz, and you had to work with someone who likes to do things with paper and pen. Start by discussing the project you were working on and the ways your work styles differed from each other. Explain how you came to a mutual consensus on how to conquer the project. Show the interviewer that you are capable of giving merit to other working styles, even if they do not match your own.
Specific Career Examples
Sales Example
"When I started one of my jobs, my direct boss did things very differently than I did. She always closed deals, but always was a tornado heading into meetings. Since she was scrambling before the appointments I set due to her own disorganization, it looked like I was not preparing her, which was not the case. It was hard to address with her since she was both my boss and successfully closing deals, but one day over lunch we talked about how we each work and why, and how it impacts the other person. It turned out that she did have organization to her seemingly haphazard approach, but since it was so different to mine and never discussed, it was hard to see. We were able to brainstorm ways that our styles could complement each other and actually learned from one another some skills that we each incorporated into our own pitches and notes practices."
Retail Example
"In a previous role, I was one of two shift leads, and we split the duties of an assistant manager. Since we were sharing the responsibility, we needed to work like one person but had clashing opinions. In order for me, and the department, to be successful we had to hash it out and work well together. By spending time writing out what we did for our five main roles and why we did it, we saw that we had a ton of commonalities in the why, even if our ways of executing were vastly different. That meant we had something to build on and we figured out systems that would allow us each to approach the department in our own way, without putting more work or stress on the other person. Ultimately, we worked quite well together."
Teacher Example
"One of my colleagues with whom I have worked the longest has truly the opposite view as far as teaching as I do. That said, we are often both tasked with working collaboratively to lead the direction our department will take. I work very hard to be respectful but demonstrate how much more effective teaching with students moving and having fun is rather than sitting quietly doing worksheets. I use studies as well as my own student's scores on test, and their anecdotal endorsements to show her how much they enjoy class. Together, we finally have come to an agreement about some of the basic ways we have to teach including putting a limit on the amount of desk work we assign per unit. By agreeing to this, I've agreed to include some worksheets, and she's confirmed she won't use too many. This is a huge win for the department as a whole and students in particular."
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Question 5 of 30
When did you come up with an innovative solution to a challenge your company, class, or organization was facing?
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Question 6 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a project deadline. How did you react?
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Question 7 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to address an angry customer. What was the problem and how did you resolve it?
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Question 8 of 30
What are your three greatest work related accomplishments to date?
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Question 9 of 30
What is the riskiest decision you have made? What happened in the end?
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Question 10 of 30
Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
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Question 11 of 30
Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.
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Question 12 of 30
Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.
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Question 13 of 30
Tell me about a time when you, or a group that you were a part of, were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
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Question 14 of 30
Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?
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Question 15 of 30
Tell me about a time when you showed initiative by taking the lead on a team project.
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Question 16 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective in prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
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Question 17 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.
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Question 18 of 30
With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
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Question 20 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to be incredibly precise in order to successfully complete a job. How did you feel about paying that much attention to detail?
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Question 21 of 30
Tell me about a time where you needed to work in a team environment to get a job done. What were the challenges and difficulties, and how did you face these?
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Question 22 of 30
When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?
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Question 23 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new within a short deadline. How did you succeed?
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Question 24 of 30
Tell me about the most competitive work situation you have experienced. How did you handle it, and what was the result?
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Question 25 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to analyze a situation and make a recommendation.
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Question 26 of 30
Where do you see your career one year from now?
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Question 27 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace. How did you cope?
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Question 28 of 30
Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
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Question 29 of 30
Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
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Question 30 of 30
Will you be willing to take a salary cut?
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Question 1 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project when a member was not doing their share of the work.
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Well when my team member was not doing there work I had told the supervisor that they was'nt doing there share of work and I wounded up doing their work for them.
2.
Donor helping giving donate there bare mean cash..
3.
I can't think of a time, but if it ever happened, I would talk to that member first about it. If that does change anything, then I would talk to the supervisor.
4.
Working on an installation job site with 7 others, had a team member that thought he was above that type of work. I advised him that we work as a team and if he wasn't part of that team, then he needed to go find another team.
5.
This happened in Australia. We had a member who was not getting their projects completed. I went to them and asked how I may help. Once I finished my projects where I produced my maps, I went and started making maps for other members.
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As the manager, I spoke to the associate separately and talked about teamwork, and what was expected.
7.
Everyone has a gear to turn when someone is not moving their gear it all gets backed up . So you have to address them I why they aren't doing their job.
8.
I worked with a team developing health and nutrition curriculum for high school students to present to elementary students. When I saw one team member not doing their share of the work, I first made sure they understood their part, checked if they had questions for the team, or if they needed any clarification. I have found in a some projects, a member doesn't want to ask for help and this holds them back from completing their part. Communication is key to good teamwork.
9.
Once me and my colleagues had to organize an event. We all were given the specific duties but one of my colleague was unable to complete her work so I offered her my help to assist as my work was done already.
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Pulled them aside and asked if they need help or wanted to be transferred.
11.
At my current job, a coworker that had been working for 3 months seemed to be having trouble doing their job. We work in a small close-knit clinic, where team work is very important. When one member of the team doesn't do their job then it leaves the other to do all the work. So, my co worker was not completing simple task such as cleaning kennels after a patient or boarder left, leaving the other person to do all the cleaning. It was routine that when a dog or cat was picked up that we would clean their cage immediately after so that A. We wouldn't forget and B. We didn't have another thing to do at the end of a possibly busy day. When I learned that she had ADHD I reasoned that it was probably partially due to that, so I made little signs and lists of things to get done, and had them posted with the doctors approval. They seemed to help some, but still the share of work was definitely unequal. At that point, I would approach her and ask her why she didn't do or wasn't doing a certain task. After, hearing her answers than I would explain to her the reasoning behind the way we do things or the importance of getting the task done. Sometimes I would have to repeat the explanation again, but that helped her remember and focus on the task at hand.
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In the past I have had coworkers who I knew were not as driven or motivated to get tasks done. I worked harder to get everything done. Eventually our management spoke with the employee in a positive light and htat person started working harder and was more focused. I helped them when I could and was positive.
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There have been many times when I have worked with a team, and there has been a member who was not doing their share. In a previous role, I have worked in a team that was handling the processing and submission of paperwork for customers in relation to a government rebate from medicare. During this period, we had a new addition to our team, and this individual was not up to speed on how to use our computer systems and lacked knowledge of the processes we followed in our to submit the paperwork. Every other morning for approximately two weeks, when I got to work in the morning, there was a pile paperwork on my desk with a note stating where this individual had left the process, and asked if I could finish it. Previously, another team member had tried to provide a sort of training day for the new member, however, I could see that it may not have been effective. So I spoke with my manager and asked if it would be okay for me to implement a sort of buddy system for a week with the new member. On approval I organised this with the new member, and also wrote protocols with pictures so that there were instructions if the new member needed reference. Because I was able to show initiative and did so in a respectful way, I was to encourage confidence and knowledge in the new team member, who was then able to work more autonomously.
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- New team member. Lack ability to use the system and lacked knowledge of policies. I was doing half their work. - I asked my manager if I would implement a buddy system for a week, in order to get her up to speed. I also wrote protocols and instructional manuals with pictures so that the new member had a reference point. - outcome was the member doing their share of the work, and we built the rapport to have open channels of communication.
Question 2 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with.
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At Wrights, I came into a newly created position where the company wanted to hire someone from outside to bring a fresh perspective to the marketing mix. There was a lady at the company who thought she should have been promoted to the position due to her experience there. She insisted on interviewing me along with the hiring manager and had to give her approval for me to be hired. She did not agree to report to me and had a hard time adjusting as she was given the responsibilty of training me.<br /><br />I sensed this as we worked together, even thought the manager did not prepared me for the conflict as she should have. When I talked to the manager, she did admit it and gave me a little background on the situation, but left it up to me to resolve. I ended up stiing down with the lady and being honest- explaining my background, why I was chosen and how we could work together. I also empathized with her situation and promised to always be straight with her. <br /><br />We ended up working well together, and she would come to me for advise on how to further her career, how to get the training she needed to advance and how she could improve in her job.
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No. I can work with other easily I can adopt to the conditions.
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Try to make the best of the situation. Not step on any toes. Do the job.
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In high school a lot of the other people in student government were very hardheaded and didn't take very kindly to suggestion. Working with them may have been difficult at times but I knew that if I wanted to accomplish any of the goals set by our supervisor I was going to have to find a way, so I made a lot of compromises and was forced to work on some things by myself, but eventually we all worked things out, and met every goal we set for ourselves.
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New colleague with no background with the job. Be patient and be always nice and willing to help by setting a good example.
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I had been many time in this situations before but I can work perfactly with member of the team or individually if I am needed to.
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Yes, I did faced such a condition when I was working for my college magazine and had a colleague with whom I shared certain differences.. But beyond all personal problems we worked together and did our work successfully and professionally, thus making our team a success.
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Many times I have worked with people that are of a different mind set than myself. I have learned and strive to continue to be a team player. This requires that I find ways to work with people that are in a different place than I am. I believe having an open mind and ability to find the best in co-workers leads to accomplishing that task.
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Swim and Tri. Found another project and discussed situation with boss.
10.
Again I have to refere to the paper with joint authorship. I the end the output was positive, but of course we all jhad to give up a little bit.
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I treated that person as a co-worker and learned to separate personalty from the person and just worked with them the best way I could.
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I havent had anyone that I havent not got on with as I feel I am a quite likable person with a bright personality.
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In high school there was a girl in my group that would not let anybody put in their opinions about the project, but I told her that I would really appreciate if she would consider my idea.
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When I would encounter these situations, I have learned that treating others with respect and having an intuitive and instinctive understanding of how to avoid difficult situations with people has always been two very good ways to avoid difficult work relationships. Usually being friendly and respectful to my coworkers has always led to healthy work relationships and I do not encounter these problems.
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I work well with others and have never had a problem with anyone I worked with.
Question 3 of 30
Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?
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I feel that I am an even tempered person, friendly, able to get along with all types of people and personalities. There was one instance when I learned, that no matter how you try, you can't please everybody. I worked with a sales representative that other classified as a 'difficult person'. Upon first meeting him, I realized why. He was arrogant, loud, aggressive, and constantly bragged about himself.... Even when he was selling to others. I was amazed at how someone like that could actually sell anything. BUT, I learned another valuable lesson- that everyone has strengths and value. Some of his top customers described it this way- "I wouldn't want to hang out with him or be best friends, but he is direct and you always know what you are getting with him".<br /><br />I tried and tried to work with this man, but could not find the 'key to successs' but I did keep trying until he eventually left the company to open his own business.<br /><br />And although I did not accomplish my goal of working more closely with him, I did learn alot from him.
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I am a quick learner I can learn the mistakes soon and I do not to repeat again.
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I get upset and figure out what went wrong. Then try to fix the problem.
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When I was running track and I failed to place, I would always be sad, but it would always cause me to work even harder for the next race.
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Accept and be able to cope up with the situation. Explain what happen and see things how to succeed. Be positive.
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Failing always inspired me to do more I do not give up or bow down I am dynamic person who can challenge failure and learn mor from there.
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Sir as my last reply was slightly about the same yes, I failed in delivering the magazine in its final form by few days but how I responded was by checking each and everything that could be possible to resolve the failure and informing the higher authorities about the problem being faced and yes in the meanwhile my team remained updated about the college events that took those in 4 days so as to keep the people updated even though there was a delay.
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I failed to convince my boss not to change an important procedure. I submitted a fair argument for not eliminating the procedure. So, I felt that my next step was to complete the procedure in the new format and let the action play out. It would either prove to be detrimental or save time over the course of the implementation.
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If I failed in something I wont give up never ever, ever give, because if I give up saying i've failed then i've failed in my whole life. Like i've already said failures are the steps to victory. How many failures we may face = x2 victory.
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Compounding at Picayune Drug Company.
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I failed my harmony exam at the conservatoire the first time. I did had not had enough time to prepare so I was hoping for a better result but with no insurance. I took the next exam and passed with no problem, afters having dome some further study during summer.
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I failed at my childcare course and responded by being determined at not failing again.
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When I failed a test I was very upset with myself, but I made the decision to start studying harder and I did and haven't filled a test since.
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A primary function of my work as an electronic technician is circuit board troubleshooting and repair. I have been assigned repair work that I simply could not diagnose. I designate a given amount of time, if I cannot diagnose the problem, I would often consult with an engineer and seek further direction that may help. Sometimes, a circuit board may go undiagnosed where the problem is not definitively understood and we look for other solutions such as replacing a board as opposed to repairing it when all other options have been looked at.
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I failed to motivate an assistant I had to get back to mangement position, and I realized some people are happy where they are.
Question 4 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you get the job done?
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A time when I worked with a person who did things differently was at xyz company I managed to get allow well with that person because we both combined our ideals to reach our goals.
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Probably not. Not clever, but very organized and a little lazy.
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By watching and learning what they were doing, if necessary, I was able to offer a different method in achieving the same goal. I would work with that person again.
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I've worked with someone who is very unorganized and needed frequent reassurance. I am an organized person that does not need a lot of prodding to get a job done. We got the job done by creating an outline and picking sections we felt we would be better suited for. I provided reassurance to my partner in the project and included her in the final decision process.
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Group project: Partners waited till the last minute. I like to get things done and not procrastinate. I took control and we set guidelines on when things should be done.
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Discuss the objectives of the task.
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I will try to make myself to understand him or her or will or will sit down and explain to him that we are the team so we need to discuss our options. Yes I will.
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We should both work in a cooperative and adaptable manner to understand each other activities to make the work flow smoothly.
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I was working with another paraprofessional who had different ways in teaching than I did. I offered to discuss our teaching methods.
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A team mate that did not prioryise taskes... It was important to share my knoladge of my tryed a tested method and after explaing my team mate agreed. Yes I will coz we work well together now that we understand each other better.
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I get the job done very patiently and tried not to push her/him too much. Gave she/he enough space to perform the task. Yes I would love to work with the same person again... If given choice.
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Everyone does things differently. But there are different ways to do things right. I just completed my steps of the task and let them so theirs. I wouldn't mind working with them again.
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Yes I worked that person and I worked hard.
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Yes I did even when there were done differently, I would definitely work with the person, there are time where the other person work shows you something can be done quicker and maybe a easier process, which can be a time factor.
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A situation where both approaches came to a solid completion of the job. To work with a team you need to consider all ideas and think out of the box and work it through. Compromising, listening and _______________________________
Question 5 of 30
When did you come up with an innovative solution to a challenge your company, class, or organization was facing?
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I rewrote an incident form for a major retail group based on a judgement finding against us so that we wouldn't face a similar finding in the future. Additional questions on it produced better starting information for investigations.
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Was helping a company move hanging items from a second floor building with stairs only. Designed a working zip line to facilitate safer and more efficient method of getting items to first floor.
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While working in Australia for a non government organization that received the least amount of government funds but was the second largest area, I sent out to increase the branding of the organization. I created more media releases. I communicated more with government officials. I had articles published in journals. I even had our projects presented at national conferences. I was able to increase our funding just by creating more relationships.
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App fpr dec... Making for health care procedure or report books.
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We had a mod to set in the gctr, but the way the mod was laid out it would not work. It was for barbecue accessories. I had noticed some extra peg board in the back room. We modified the mod and used the peg board and it worked great.
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Get all the info together and accomplish what's not done and get it done in fast time.
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Group was not doing their part, so I suggested we get a study room so we could work on our parts and help each other finish.
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As a member of the Jackson Area International Festival Committee, we were trying to educate the community about other cultures and increase attendance of the festival. I came up with a solution by expanding the event to an International Week where local schools would take part in an international themed art contest, and local college & universities would develop skits about different cultures wearing their representative costumes then inviting the schools to the festival. Also, sign in sheets at the festival for each local school and the school with the most participation would win a prize. This increased participation and also educated community.
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In my previous job there was an issue of attendance of staff as they were doing manually. I come up with the solution to have and electronic thumb device and every thing will be clear as it was an expensive device but I convinced my director to install it as no one will raise questions on attendance and time keeping anymore.
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At my current job, special veterinary dog food is rodered every week from different companies. The amount ordered was ambigious and when I took over the ordering it was difficult to know exactly what to order. This in turn caused short orders and clients having to use other dog food while they waited for their special food. This was important because these foods are to meet specific medical needs such as allergies or kidney failure. To resolve this challenge of ordering the right food and the right quantity, I came up with an inventory spreadsheet that listed the foods that we order and the quantity that we should have in stock. This not only made it easier for to order food, but also would make it easier for anyone else to do it without confusion.
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I currently work as a national referee for the International Powerlifting Federation, specific to Powerlifting Australia. We had an issue with the national referee accreditation, and the body that was able to provide that accreditation. I organised for the simplification of the process, to be done in a central area, as opposed accreditation sessions being held all over the country.
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The customer was always complening about the hot of our resturant but they was some icons and where always on.
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Just recently Humana insurance has required that Zoll obtain a monthly authorization on their patients. This is extremely time consuming to the clinics. We cant call in for them, they have to call themselves and they are not thrilled to do it. I gathered as much information as possible - like what questions Humana was asking our clinics etc. Then I created a check list form for our prescribers so that they could gather the information they need prior to calling for authorization. This streamlined the process and eliminated a lot of time expended by the providers.
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Currently, all the graduating seniors enrolled in a business major are participating in a competition that involves analyzing Starbucks. And I had already performed an external analysis and currently I am working on the internal part in order to give my recommendations in the next two weeks.
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I was substitute teaching in elementary and found new innovative ways to get the class to pay attention through positive reinforcements.
Question 6 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a project deadline. How did you react?
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At Robert Allen, we were constantly setting up new showrooms as agents across the country. After a location was scouted and an agreement was signed, I was handed the responsiblity to get the agent set up with paperwork, training, and everything the agent needed to open the new showroom on time. I developed a timeline that allowed all aspects of the opening to happen in a reasonable timeframe. In one instance, my supplier did not come through on some product we needed to display in the showroom on a new fixture. I realized the showroom would open with an empty rack- something that would be a negative to a customer. <br /><br />I came up with a solution and implemented it in time for the showroom to open with a beautiful display covering the empty rack. It was a big hit and actually sold fabric that would have otherwise not been as visible. It led to the showroom creating a permanent display to showcase new fabrics and trends.
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No it never happend .
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Never I am very dependable.
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During the research project we were required to do I went to a campus tour in San Diego, Ca--I lived seven hours away--and left a part of my work on the campus. I emailed my teacher immediately and told her that my work would be a day or two late and that I would work extremely hard until I had finished it, because I sent the email before class had even gone back into session she was very understanding and gave me a two day extension; although she did take off points, I was very appreciative that she had given me a second chance to turn it in, especially since I had not completed the work on time.
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Projects which needs more time to finish and some fortuitous events can delay the completion of the project.
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We were given the time limit of 15 days to bring a magazine in its final and printed form but we had a delay of 5 days in that the reason being technical failures and glitches in the printing press.
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I have worked under time constraints at my last three positions. I understand the urgency of situations and the need for the work to move quickly in a fast paced atmosphere. If I see a project that is not on a realistic time frame, I am going to take action to correct the matter.
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The specific time for me is during dating and spending time with my friends because my body and mind relax during these times. If I commit a project on these timings there are possible ways that I may not finish it.
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Honestly, I do not know when this has ever happened.
10.
I always managesd in time, but foe my last NAR paper I needed and extensuion of 1 month for my revision time.
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I always managesd in time, but foe my last NAR paper I needed and extensuion of 1 month for my revision time.
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In my first year of college doing travel and tourism I did not complete all of coursework on time but I stayed behind and completed it all on time.
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I don't think there ever was a time.
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Project deadlines can change often. Sometimes problems can become so complex that you need to ask for additional help from coworkers. Often times they may be beyond your realm of expertise and the entire team may have to go back to "the drawing board" to do more research.
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Always find a way of completing a project on time.
Question 7 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to address an angry customer. What was the problem and how did you resolve it?
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The guest complained about the time it took to make his sub. He was offered a free coupon on the spot to revisit our store again.
2.
When I worked for avon I had to deal with a angry customer that did not like the product because it did not work I gave the customer back what she paid for the item.
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I can't think of a time, but if it ever happened, I would try to calm them down. If that didn't work, I would talk to some other co-workers to help work it out.
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Sometimes people complain and are mean and I ignore them.
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Customer received an item they didn't totally understand how to use. With a calm demeanor, was able to show customer how to use item and what results they could expect.
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Toilet overflow and float part of the room. Guest did not want to moved due to the location of the room and request to stay there not happy at all went he knew that was not other room available with the same view. We installed fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area affected until the evening to allow guest to have a quite night. Guest was so delightful and impress that we did all the necessary arrangements to solve the situation and avoid the inconvenience of moving.
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I have this happen on a regular basis - either being on hld a long time or being transferred too many times. I proactively bridge on a hld time. On multiple transfers I acknowledge the frustration and let them know it is my pet peeve as well. If I need to transfer I let them know that I will stay with them until I get them to the right place.
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When I myself had forgotten to give his assurance and when he came back, he was red with anger. But I apologized. And I gave him his assurance. And then everything was ok.
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A customer got angry for the delay in the work completion, because of his new requirements, finally solved with the proper solution.
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A member of the public became agressive one night as we were doing our patrol of town. They were screaming and being abbusive over some sort of flying that had been posted through his letter box saying redcar beacons, I work to pay your wages and your not even needed. I was team leader so I kept my staff back and calmly said I am sorry you feel this was but we are redcar beacons the flyer has noting to do with us we have noting to do with the building. As for wages well we do this for free we dont recieve any money for our work we even supply free lolipops to which I offered him one, he laughed and appologised x.
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I will ask what is you are problem and I will slove it.
12.
While working as a personal trainer at a facility where I was also in charge of the televisions in the cardio room, there was a news story that was showing very graphic photos of dead babies on screen. I involuntarily changed the station to met with whiplash by a patron on a piece of cardio equipment. They accused me of rigging what news stations and news articles were to be communicated. I immediately apologized and told them it my gut response to not have such horrible images shown and it triggered a ill feeling within me. The continued to feel is was rigging the news. I told them I would ask my supervisor if it was appropriate for the other 100 patrons in the facility. I contacted my supervisor immediately and they agreed with me. We were both able to talk with the patron and calm them down explaining that we need to please 100s of patrons at one given moment and having graphic images of killings is not the atmosphere we are trying to having in a facility where we are trying to encourage and motivate people to keep coming back. The matter was resolved.
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If I attended the angry costemer then firstly I am traiying too cool down them and after that wants too low the reason why they are angry and I esove their problems.
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The problem was the customer was angry because he looked at walmart. Com and came to store because he saw we had it in stock, I informed him it was an online only. He became upset, but I spoke very calmly and softly and informed him of the pick up today offered. He smiled and apologized for getting angry. The outcome was he ordered what he needed and thanked me for taking time to explain everything to him.
Question 8 of 30
What are your three greatest work related accomplishments to date?
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My greatest accomplishments was finishing high school, getting married, and making the chose to go back to school.
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First, graduating from college. Second, having the strength to move across the country. Third, completing my masters degree.
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Passing TAKS, being the person I am as an not doing drugs or anything, and losing weight.
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Only three? Served in the armed forces Graduated college, received first female refrigeration contractors license in state, Sub contracted building of own home.
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1. 4.0 average 2. Express and PPB 3. If I get an internship like this that I am truly interested in.
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Did Master in Accounting that made my parents proud. Met the target of enrolling 250 students in one session. Best employee of the month at ufone in achieving targets.
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Graduating from highschool Receiving my bachelor's degree after my mom passed away Setting realistic goals for myself.
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Finishing high school, nursing school, getting married.
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Going back to school, getting my associate degree and now getting my bachelors in electrical engineering.
10.
Finding grant money for and urban swimming program.
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Graduating with a 3.0 GPA. Being a dean's list recipient while taking the max credits. Being the front face of the store customer service and being the reason they received an excellent customer service recognition from the regional and district manager.
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1. Smooth running of the sales department (reports, analysis all in time) 2. New customers with available bookings now, at the shipping company. 3. Recovered receivables outstanding retail market.
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Future Nordstrom Leaders, Proficiency in ASL, Exceeding metrics.
14.
Seeing my team grow and flourish. Growing conference 1200 - 12000 (making a leap in my career) having the Ceo ask me to stay and right my own job description/define my path.
Question 9 of 30
What is the riskiest decision you have made? What happened in the end?
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The computers went down, the owner was out of town. I emailed him but no answer. Followed through by getting buying new parts and installing, saving reciepts so if my decision was wrong I could return them. It worked out fine.
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The riskiest decision I have made was to go to a college hours away from my hometown. I knew that moving there would mean being on my own, away from family and everything familiar. I think in the end, it was just the challenge I needed and I think that I am better for it.
3.
To leave my banking job. I decided to take six months off and found that it was hard to find a good paying job.
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To move from New Mexico after my divorce.
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The riskest decision that I made was having to work in a group other members not contributing to the work after several attempts to get them to do their work thought it was time to tell the leadership team.
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Describe a time when you were able to effectively communicate a difficult or unpleasant idea to a superior.
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To leave my employer of 10 years to open my own business. My business took off from day one... Very successful during its time of operation.
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Accepted to worh day night for a project continuous 36 hrs.
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Sending my resume to as many companies as I could. This gave me the ability to put myself out there.
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Once there was a client who was asking for a discount as per company policy it was 2% but I decrease to 1.5% as it will benefit the co. I close the deal with that the customer was happy, manager was also satisfied.
11.
I decided to move to nova scotia to find a job, I had never been there before... I found a job within 11 days of landing.
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I decided to live my previous job at esatern cape and come to jhb because of my mother was very sick her and have one one to look after her but I came in jhb and hunt for anather job.
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Working as a Substitute teacher and making new ways to teach new methods for kids to learn.
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The riskiest decision i've ever made was to nearshore the develipment of the womens network instead of going with the much safer, but much more expensive (both financially and timewise) internal solutions offered. The situation was that interally I was told it would take 1 year and 5.1 M to develope the network. I decided to do dev in AR and was able to complete it in less than 1/2 the time and for 750k.
Question 10 of 30
Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
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At the peroid of doing my project work, I lead the team. On that time I made some decisions like team formation etc. And comes to our project I suggest the idea to do our project. The idea is about logical and some many complecations involved in it. Solve all those problems and made a simple efficient design. And that project is so well appreciated by the externals.
2.
Describe a time when you solved a particularly challenging programming problem.
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I try to approach every problem solving solution with good judgement and logic.
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By listening to customer describe a problem, I was able to determine the actual issue and resolve based on my ability to listen and comprehend customer needs.
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By listening to customer, was able to use experience to determine customer needs and to help achieve his goal.
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I have had numerous clients that do not understand the titration on a certain medication. The clients typically insist they needed more medication. I prepared a chart that provided a visual of exactly how much medication remained in their system after 24 hours, and how much each day thereafter. This gave the client more information about how the medication builds in the system.
7.
The drain nipple in the bottom of AC riser blow and start to flow the entire level. I immediately went to shutdown the main valve for that riser to insulate the problem and restore the system for the part of building that was not affected, in about 30 minutes everything was back to normal except for the area that was compromise.
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A woman came up to me with A VERY BAD temper and I listened to what he had to say I was evaluating what he was saying so I ended up being understanding and I gave him the number for patient advacacy so he could talk.
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There was an acct that should have been stopped but had not. I saw that there had been multiple cash withdrawls and the first one had come back insuff funds but somehow had allowed more cash withdrawl. the cm was at a casino I sent the acct to leadgate and they forwarded the account to cbo for review.
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That's in my home.. When my parents used to have serious arguments leading to divorce, I gave them such lectures that they can never forget. Such as:what will my little sibblings do.
11.
I was troubled by the policy of contractors having keys to my warehouse with millions of dollars of equipment on hand. I brought this up to management and apparently they were not aware. The policy was changed on the spot and all contractors were only allowed access during working hours and when a regular employee was on duty.
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Delay logic far the power off for projector.
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At my last job, I was a senior waitress and bartender, I basically supervised the floor and the employees and dealt more with welcoming the customers and making sure they were pleased. On a rainy week night with the hotel bar and restaurant pretty empty, the F&B manager came and said that there were two wedding tastings that night and he forgot to tell us. Since the manager had to be in the boardrooms organizing them for various meetings for the next morning, I told him I'd handle it. Being that the server on usually did the wedding tastings along with myself, we discussed it and I decided that it would be better if he handled the two wedding tastings only, and I would handle the rest of the restaurant. We presented our decision to the chef and he was fine with it so problem solved. For some reason, since it was raining a lot outside most guests decided not to leave the hotel that night, so a bit later, the restaurant was completely full of one seaters all down for dinner. I informed all of them of the situation and that I would be with them as soon as possible. I then called room service and asked him to come help us run the food to the tables when he wasn't on call. That night could have been a complete disaster, but by 9pm the entire restaurant bar area seemed to be so peaceful and everyone pleased. When the manager came in to check and see how the night went, he was in shock to see the place packed, only a handful of us working, but for some reason, everything went perfect.
14.
We had a patient once who was very intoxicated and could possibly of taken drugs. I made the decision to not give her anything to drink. I noticed she was in shock I responded by laying her down and getting her legs elevated and calling for an ambulance.
15.
Many things happened I will coll and slove the problem.
Question 11 of 30
Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.
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At Sterns Department Store, I was a Department Manager in the Juniors Department. We had a new designer to feature and I set a department goal to sell out of the product in a month. I was a new manager and had done some research- talking to other managers, noting the rate of sale of other products, and judging the response from customers when they first tried the product on.<br /><br />And even though these items were almost always ones the girls would select to try on, they did not buy them at the rate I was expecting. I did not meet my goal and learned a valuable lesson from that experience.
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To work in mnc companies.
3.
I seem to set the lose weight goal. And never accomplish.
4.
In high school I ran track and would set goals for myself that I would hope to reach by the next meet. There was one instance when I wanted to have a better Personal Record, or PR; I shortened my time by .4 seconds because I thought that that was something that I could achieve in under a week. I worked very hard to meet it, but fell short by .1 of a second, I was disappointed, but it just inspired me to work harder towards my next goal.
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For me goals are meant to achieve, it may not be achievable as of this moment for I'm continously striving to be successful in my career.
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I have always reached the goal and set targets.
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I had set a goal to complete my field work report in 2 months but couldn't reach it as I had finished it successfully within one and a half month.
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My goal to be the best I can be is still something I seek to obtain. I believe it is a lifelong attempt that I pursue on a daily basis.
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Many goals if you have time to read it mail me because it takes a day . See many things happens in our life the things happening around us not by fate only by us. So every goal I fail makes me a newer person and I a decision made by me goes wrong the next time it would not go wrong because I learn my mistakes and corrected them.
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Last year, I planned to complete the Azalea Trail Run. I am not the most athletic person so this would have been a great success for me. However, I injured my knee while running and was not able to participate in the race. I look forward to completing the race in the near future, however.
11.
I anm very glad I got my EMBO Reports paper, no offence but I wuld have mot minded a Cell... I guess there is a good dose of luck in any project, no way you know how interesting a project will turn out to be before developing it.
12.
Starting and not finishing my childcare cousre which is the only target I have not reached and what I deeply regret.
13.
Often times I would have set time aside for building a protoype circuit or test fixture, and my priorities would have to change in order to meet another deadline that would require more urgent attention.
14.
Most goals I set I try really hard to achieve and once my mind is set on it it uasually gets accomplished.
15.
Set a certain sales goal but did not achieve due to weather.
Question 12 of 30
Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.
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When I had a heavy workload I had to complete all in the same day I did not want to complete the task but I was confident that I could get the job done the result was very effective and I was satisfied with my work.
2.
At the U of U and the Salvation Army, I had to clean the men's bathroom. I just called in the door to check if anybody was still in there. If there was no answer, I would just go in to clean.
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I put myself in the customers place and want to treat them as I want to be treated. Knowing that motivates me to insure customer satisfaction.
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Motivate myself by trying to get it done as soon as possible so I do not have to worry about it later.
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Once at sales associate I was tired and sick but that day was last day and we had to sell at least 25 more sim cards. I was determined to achieve the target so motivated my self to complete the target and by the end of the day I was successful in completing it.
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I wasent feeling the best, but pushed myself to get the assignment done.
7.
Classes with meat science.
8.
Taking over the operationalization of VOD delivery to linear set top boxes tops the list of ongoing tasks I oversee that I am not interested in doing. That being said, I am a bit OCD when it comes to making sure things under my purview are done and done right, so once I realized there was no escape, I embraced it as a new challenge and have actually grown substantially as a result of the learnings I have gathered about linear TV
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I had to complete a ten page book report in college. I kept in the back of my mind end goal which was to make a good grade in course. I broke the report up in sections and completed none less than a page a day.
10.
I always tell myself to be open minded because I will not always get what I want so I will work hard at it and seek opinion from other people to complete the assignment.
11.
Budgeting for the next season was put upon me when the head of Fitness had to leave because his wife was having a baby. I did the job even taking some work home and submitted on time. The next season he did the entire plan.
12.
The largest section in our store is the medicine isle. Everyone dreads stocking it. I always tell myself that it has to be done and I often reward myself with ice cream or a treat after work for completing. It.
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Any task I receive to do is something new, so I am open for new challenges, any task from there is impossible to do. In this situation I motivate myself doing more, learning more, be the best.
14.
Ladders. Back stock room. Inventory scanning prep. Not my section thrown on me at last minute. It needed to be done.
Question 13 of 30
Tell me about a time when you, or a group that you were a part of, were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
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Will try my best upto certain possible level to safe guard my team mates.
2.
I was in the this group we had a project that was due but we had to work real hard to reach the goal..
3.
When I had to work in a team and my team mates were not taking the work serious and we were almost not able to complete the project I had motivated the team to work harder so that the project could be completed on time.
4.
Usually in danger of missing deadline when needed parts were going to be late in arriving. Determined options and was able to make temporary repairs until needed parts arrived.
5.
To accomplish a deadline, we worked over night &finished the work.
6.
I gathered the group and we decided as a team how to meet the deadline by delegating the work to the appropriate associates with each associate feeling positive in completing the task.
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Work all night till we accomplished it.
8.
Recently, my school was preparing for our 5 year accreditation. All faculty and staff were assigned to groups to address different standards. We were close to our deadline and still needed to cite evidence for our self assessments. I noticed a lot of the standards were over lapping so I suggested each standard group share their evidence in a google format so we could share the evidence. This saved us time and allowed us to meet our deadline.
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I've never been in that situation because I use my time wisely and like to get things done right then and there.
10.
Once we had to do audit. But there was not enough time to do that therefore I called my supervisor either we will have to extent it or do the overtime to finish it after a little discussion with my supervisor shared all the info about the audit and nature of work he allowed us to do the overtime and get the work done with in deadline date.
11.
The rfp was due and we performed change management to crash the schedule and eliminate details of the dependencies and estimated what we would need.
12.
I was in charge of sending out the cases for patients scheduled for crowns. I needed to send it out before I left for the weekend but forgot to take it when I left. I remembered the next day and went back to the office and sent it out overnight mail so there would not be a delay for the patient.
13.
Told the group if they didn't get there act together that drags everyone down. If they wanted to mess around I would ask the teacher for them to leave to group.
14.
At FIU, in one my lab courses I worked with a group to complete a video-based research project on a certain species of monkeys. As the deadline was approaching, we realized that we needed more data and video footage and had to edit the footage as well. I came together together with the 3 other members and came up with a schedule where we can either come alone or together to take the footage, data, and editing I made myself more available since I lived nearby the research location. Once we collected all our data/footage we then meet up together for editing. We actually finished our project a few days earlier than the deadline and made an A on our project.
15.
Primate Biology Lab group project.
Question 14 of 30
Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?
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Very seldom does this arrise but when it does a new policy is sent out with paychecks for all to sign and then filed.
2.
I already experienced that situation where the rules and the guidelines were not clear.I accidentally did was when I put all my homeworks in a sheet of paper and our teacher told us to pass it online.I was so disappointed on that time because I worked hard for it but I didn't pass it because we need to passed it via online. I just talked to our teacher if I can passed my homework because it's my fault and I mean it.I just want to try if my teacher would get my homework.
3.
Did not love it. Tried to create my own projects, had to train myself on various topics.
4.
Working as a quality control supervisor there was not a benchmark for quality and I was not given proper training so I had learn it on my own or asked the manager which I was unsure about.
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I asked the manager what they would like me to do first and asked for a detailed list of instructions.
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Every job I worked rules were clear and listed in employee hand book.
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It happens at school al the time especially final projects or a lab work. What I do is that I go back and talk to the professor just clarify what he really want me to do. I try not to assume but rather asked mere questions to complete it.
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At a country club where I managed the pool. Many groups would come to the pool and expected different treatment. The CEO manager would let me know it was up to my discretion as long as the problems never came across his desk. I just went with the flow on it and really only had two bad situation over a seven year time period.
9.
We often have to place signs up near the products that are on sale for the week at work. Our As seen on tv sale stickers were not specific on which items were apart of the sale. I did not want to place them incorrectly and misinform customers so I inquired with my supervisor to what the specific guidelines were for placing the signs. She was unsure herself and decided that we would hold off on that section for this week.
10.
Yes, I had this kind of situation. I felt bad, without rules and guidelines we are like animals. Everyone do what they want, so this is a disorganized company . I don't like to work in this environment, it is chaotic.
11.
Everyday. Returns are not black and white. Lots of shades of gray. Customer Accomodations.
Question 15 of 30
Tell me about a time when you showed initiative by taking the lead on a team project.
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In our village. I was the officer in charge for all of the projects that we planned to do in our playground mostly in our basketball court. Then one day the basketball ring broke. And no one will do that and took the lead to bring it to the welding shop. The and after that I put it again to the ring board.
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At Barber Foods, I volunteered for Six Sigma training and to lead the Process Improvement project for the packaging process.<br />I had to pick a team members, set up meeting schedules and goals, and ultimately report results to senior management. <br /><br />I am always looking for opportunites to demonstrate my leadership abilities.
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When I am at team leader that point of time .
4.
All through school. I always took the assignment.
5.
This year I am secretary for my hall council. In the beginning of the term we had a bake sale that was assigned to the treasurer. She didn't do her job and me and another member volunteered our time to get it done. We made our way to Target to by everything, I payed for all of the supplies, and we spent hours in the kitchen getting everything done so that hall councils event would actually get done.
6.
Research and suggest possible solutions and set goal & objective.
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I have been given task before in the initial project of portfolio I studid it with co members and as the time passes I took controll of that and eventually leading the project.
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In my city there was British Council Library for past 42 years but due to global policies BCL authorities declared to shut the down the Bhopal unit.Bhopal had 5000 library members. I was a regular visitor to the library as it was my most trusted and only knowledge nest.When the news about the closure came, members just moaned over but I looked out what can be done to save it.So, I gathered members who implicitly or explicitly wanted to save the library and made them understand that their voice can help in saving this library.I was the leader of th campaign and we could successfully complete it with success.
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Many times I stepped up to complete tasks that others were not inclined to do for various reasons on our volunteer team and for co-workers. I pushed myself from my comfort zone to gain experience and to secure my place as a team player.
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Simple answer which I answered in the 4th when every one lost hope and we came up with a new and innovative and flexible thinking. I've never got one because we all think the same we are not working for others we are working for our selfs.
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Physiology lab when we dissected.
12.
I can proudly say I thought and coordinated the GRC3project all by myself, especially liasing with the group of collaborators in Vienna.
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I have never taken lead in anything before but would love to have the opportunity to do so.
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We had to find our own research and come back together with it all, so I assigned everyone what part of the topic to research.
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As an electronic technician, often times I would be the first person to work with many of our new medical monitors.I would be the first person to work with equipment that generally would have software or hardware bugs. This was when I would have an opportunity to be able to make quick changes through trial and error to where I could make a hardware change, test, and often find a solution to report back to our engineering team.
Question 16 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective in prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
User-Submitted Answers
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I was particularly effective in prioritizing my casefile according to their court dates.
2.
The last semester of school, I took 5 classes and in every single one of them papers were due every week. In my Ethnicity class we had a huge group project that required to read 5 books and 10 research articles and present it as a powerpoint presentation. I bought a big calender and wrote down on each day the homework that I was going to do that day, just so that I could effectively complete and be proud of the end result of my project. It worked.
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When I myself had forgotten to give his assurance and when he came back, he was red with anger. But I apologized. And I gave him his assurance. And then everything was ok.
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When I myself had forgotten to give his assurance and when he came back, he was red with anger. But I apologized. And I gave him his assurance. And then everything was ok.
5.
As a Substitute teacher I reward students who do their assignments by giving them free time.
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When project due dates is getting closer and some of my team members are still struggling to complete, when I put get my done I help out by working extra time to complete the project.
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New guides from the state mandated different swimming starting block measurement standards and our pools did not meet the standards. We reconfigured the pool for three years before we could build a new facility.
Question 17 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.
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As a Marketing Manager I had to convince upper management to give me advertising dollars based on gut feeling sometimes when a new publication would begin. At Wrights, I saw an opportunity to commit to a year's worth of advertising in a new quilting publication which was outside our 'usual' presentation schedule. I felt it would reach a larger audience and lay groundwork for some new types of product I wanted to bring in. I did convince them to give me a portion of the money I had asked for and it paid off. The magazine was a huge success and did not even take the standard time to build readership. I followed up by publishing the success in a company newsletter to support management's decision and give them a comfort level with my judgement for the next time I came to them with an opportunity.
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Team leader so that point of time to lead the group.
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Try to best understand the situations. And come up with the best soulution.
4.
Last summer, working at Hollister, on my first day of work I was told to dress the mannequins based on the sheet that came with the outfit for that mannequin. All my boss told me was how to take off and put on the pants and handed me pins and a stapler and told me to make it look exactly like the sheet. I was slightly confused, but I knew that he didn't have time to bother with my small questions so I just tried to use the pins and stapler that he gave me to my best ability. He ended up having a few corrections for me, but said that overall I had done a good job.
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Make a research, ask someone who can help you to enable you to make a good decision. Experience can also help you to decide on things.
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If I think it is in the interest of the organisation, both financially and reputation of the company one shoud make decision withut having full informations. Eg row materials at low price from the suppliers with short time limits.
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I would like to present the example when last year year we had to make our projects and had to submit its name beforehand so, we glanced at further aspects of the project and finally decided to make one where we didnt had all the technical information of the platform we would be using for the coding and its challenges.
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In general, I have found that many times you can't possess all information regarding decisions. However, it has been my policy to investigate all avenues available to me prior to decision making, including professional, legal, personal, and electronic information to come to the best decision I can in the circumstances surrounding the situation.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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No answer that I can think of here.
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My kids going somewhere that I did not know who was going<br />
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I am a scientist if I don`t have the information I look for it. In a way you could be called to make something similar when you are about to write \n abstract for a congress partiscipation, and you have to outline the direction your research is about to go to, without knowing the actual results yet.
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I havent made any decision with all the information but would love to get the opportunity to do so.
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I would often encounter these type of situations at work. I would typically make phone calls to vendors that we would purchase parts from. I would then order various sampes, test them, and then either make a decision or suggestion with regard to my opinions to my team.
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When customer brought back product for refund without receipt.
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There was a small chemicla spill in our lab. No one would say what happened but continued to work. I made the decision to evacuate the building and dealt with the spill.
Question 18 of 30
With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?
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I am very much interested in knowing the present updates going on. I will learn the new and best things for where ever it is. Depends on the changes happening in the field, I will move towards it voluntarly to update my knowledge. Wheather it needs a training of anything I will shape myself according to it.
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Study the job and see if you can fit in with the industry.
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I was taught alot at my last job and I utilize that experience to have a good work performance at any particular feild or job.
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The internet is very useful.
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I keep ny job knowledge current by keeping up with certification and educating myself on the job at hand.
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I will go back to school and acquire more knowledge or get more hands on training to prepare ahead of time.
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I am learning on the internet news about my knowledge, looking forward for employers needs.
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Read blogs, network, industry events - behind the scenes of seemingly unrelated events.
Question 19 of 30
Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
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I liked that I felt that working there made a difference in peoples lifes. I disliked that there was not enough support for the students.
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Having the ability to make my own schedule. I didn't care for the pay.
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I just had the chance to know a little bit about how phones work within bandwidth. The arrangements of antennas in a chamber and how the equipments work in the chamber.
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The students that returned each season and to watch them grow and mature into the job and become great managers.
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My last job was in construction, I liked the people with whom i've worked but I do not like the organization. All employees were doing everything but nobody knew what to do. Disordered organization, no rules, no deadlines.
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It was inspiring. Energizing. Career defining. Too much churn - lack of direction/strategy.
Question 20 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to be incredibly precise in order to successfully complete a job. How did you feel about paying that much attention to detail?
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I am a perfectionist I like to be right and I make sure that I do things so that they are the way thati want them to be so that I get a perfect score on a project.
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Giving specific directions at the goal at hand through positive encouragement.
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When a client insist on getting a job done within a specific time and is not possible, I try to let him know, what is going on so he will agree for me to complete the job for him so we all have mutual understanding on what's going on.
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All fiscal management must be managed with a fine tooth comb. No exceptions.
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When I have to complete any job I do it, even if it will lasts more time.
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Markdowns. Reticketing. Inventory.
Question 21 of 30
Tell me about a time where you needed to work in a team environment to get a job done. What were the challenges and difficulties, and how did you face these?
User-Submitted Answers
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Where freedom is provided, where the transparency shown, where the wisdom of the employee is respected. And the challenges and difficulties will be there definitelf. Because no one is perfect here. In that case patience, tolerance and calm minded is my solution to overcome those situations.
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Divide the tasks that need to be done, assist others if needed.
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The challenges in working in a group to get a job done is assigning the right people in the group and accommodation of everyone in the group and their specific duties.
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Most of my school project is done in groups and the challenging part of it is when the team members are not working well within the time set to complete the project, you luck behind and when is time to present part of the project you have to rush and put something together and sometimes if it doesn't come out well, the professor knows right away that you weren't prepared at all. I just put extra hours and get few team members around to get more things done to present something meaningful.
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A pre-season certification situation where my two assistance came late from college to start the season. So I assigned for lower level aides to fill in and they learned alot and the certifications were accomplished with more detail and and we finished two day early which helped give the guards a break before starting the season.
6.
I didn`t, as I said different individual roles.
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Closing shifts. Divide team based upon strengths to accomplish things. Person didn't want to to work in that department. Gave options of who wanted to do what.
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Workstreams/workgroups. Different personalities. Competing priorities.
Question 22 of 30
When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?
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A time I made a split second decision was when jane doe had quit without notice I volunteered to stay and work her shift until the replacement showed up.
2.
When I saw a child run into the road and I quickly yelled and helped him back to safety.
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I was going to have a difficult exams the morning after a class presentation and I told my team member that I might not show up so he had to that part alone but few seconds to the presentation I decided to come to class and do my part and it was our turn to present. My group appreciated it because I answered all the questions.
4.
When I resigned from shipping company. My decision was taken after a long period of thinking.
Question 23 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new within a short deadline. How did you succeed?
User-Submitted Answers
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I was able to learn very quickly because im a fast learner and I am a problem solver so when i.
2.
I was assigned to a new position and needed to learn and new data input system.
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I can't think of a time, but if it ever happened, I would try to do it myself. If I can't, I would ask another employee to help me get started. But I'm usually a fast learner.
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I learn by first hand experience, getting my hands dirty. If needed I will read or watch videos as well.
5.
Flash cards and memorization.
6.
The easier way for me is to write notes and asked more questions to have more knowledge on it and practice them.
7.
Principals 7 hour exam. I set up a schedule and followed it precisely and scored 92%.
8.
I spent much time reading and doing searches about the topic.
Question 24 of 30
Tell me about the most competitive work situation you have experienced. How did you handle it, and what was the result?
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The most competitive work situation I faced was being a, server, making sure every customer was happy.
2.
My supervisor threatened to give me tough questions for an exams by telling me he knew I will fail and he ended up doing it but I kept it cool and when I failed I promised my manager I will practice more and do much better in the second one. I was giving a second chance.
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Supervising 125 employees. Scheduling and hiring the right supervisors. The result was no accidents and good customer service.
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The most competitive work was in sales, there emplyees are all the time in competition because the sales give us the motivation to work, the results are the most important. Competitors also gives us difficulties, so practice, hard work, perseverance and persistence are the ace up the sleeve. Sometimes I won, sometimes I lost.
Question 25 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to analyze a situation and make a recommendation.
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As an engineer in my previous position, I often had to analyze complicated information. The information was often difficult statistical data resulting from tests run on the particular products we were developing. I would present this data in summary format to my manager and make recommendations on how to proceed in further testing and modifications to the product.
2.
I read carefully the information provided to me because it will be the source of information to me.Then I have to make a brainstorming to look for possible recommendations for the situation.
3.
While budgeting sales and product purches in my previous position we had discoverd we had money that we did not know what had happend to it. My job was to review all of our information and find out where it was and what we can do to make sure this never happens again. I went through the budgets and realized not everything in the inventory had been calculated properly. My recommendation was to creat an excel computer program in which the data would be inputed before reaching shelves.
4.
While budgeting sales and product purches in my previous position we had discoverd we had money that we did not know what had happend to it. My job was to review all of our information and find out where it was and what we can do to make sure this never happens again. I went through the budgets and realized not everything in the inventory had been calculated properly. My recommendation was to creat an excel computer program in which the data would be inputed before reaching shelves.
5.
Well when I was in High school, I had to make a project about acient china fo social studies, so I analyzed my research, and I recommended where to find more information about the country of cina.
6.
In my position as Product Manager for Spectron, I was constantly presented with new product- mainly contact lenses for review by optical companies. I had to listen carefully to the sales representative's pitch, ask relevant questions to extract information, and then perform research to eveluate the 'real stroy' and if the product would be a good fit with the company's product mix. If I thought it would be a good addition, I had to write a recommendation and then test the product and present to senior management.
7.
In my project once there was a situation where we need to migrate data from non-oracle system to oracle dw where I had analysed the requirement and recommended to use oracle sql loader instead of other tool like datastage, informetica. My recommendation was very much fruitfule as we were to migrate one time only and using we can easily migrate data and it saved many hourds of mapping and transformation in tool.
8.
Critical time facing the problem.
9.
I start to analyze information starting from history taking part. Thus, I can know the common info and concern of the patient.It give me an overall idea how worst patient hearing as well as what test should be done. Recommendation can only be made after done all the test, I need interpret and integrate each hearing test and relate back to patient's concern and hearing history to ensure correct conclusion and management can be made.
10.
A lot many times I give suggestions to my boss. Currently I am working on BHEL Project and there are some issues and I have come up with recommendation which can easily solve the matter.
11.
Anytime a client comes in for a new style or color. You analyze there hair, face, how much time and commitment they plan on for there hair. From that you make your recommendations.
12.
In high school I was the Associated Student Body Secretary. A lot of the work that I was given was based on opinion, we would be given information about an event that we were going to throw or a financial situation the school was going through and be asked to give our opinion on what we thought the school or the council should do. A lot of the time I was the go-to person because rather than giving a recommendation that just "sounded nice" I would analyze every outcome that could arise from many given situations and then give my opinion.
13.
When a client wants to know which one to choose that suits her needs. I have to present to her the different kinds of products we are selling and by then you will able to give her the good points and what suits her needs and wants.
14.
I was working in a finance services where I had to analayze customers data and put forward to my employer and make recommendations whether to give him a credit or not? Or whether to minimise the credit.
15.
In company of my previous employer,I was working in a Business Analyst profile.My job profile included collecting of data with the help of surveys and secondary information.This time I had to find out the ROE (Return On Investment) and make a recommendation regarding this to the trustees of the company.
Question 26 of 30
Where do you see your career one year from now?
User-Submitted Answers
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In a management position being able to use my leadership and dedication skills.
2.
Working for this company. Engaging in as many opportunities as possible. Looking to advanced as swiftly as possible. And most importantly, starting a family with my newly married wife.
3.
In a management role your company offers alot of opportunites for its employees to developes skills and learn with a possible career path.
4.
Working for Linamar as a Junior Automation technician, working towards a promotion I hope.
5.
I see myself moving up in this position.
6.
Working for a satellite company or any competitive RF/satellite com many.
7.
Teaching student and supervisors great customer service and facility safety action planning.
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Working in a big company, with great potential, perhaps at desk.
9.
Growing a team. Making a difference. Producing new and inspiring events.
Question 27 of 30
Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace. How did you cope?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I will analysis the difference and check for solutions to update myself for that change.
2.
A major change in a job was when I moved out of the location and had to find another job.
3.
I used to work during the day but a position opened for night shift and I had to adjust to working in the night. I do most of my school during the day and take much rest during the weekend.
4.
Reduced teachers in our department so I helped by teaching health class and creating the online curriculum.
Question 28 of 30
Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
User-Submitted Answers
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My teacher was very strict on her students at first I could not understand why she was so mean and at the end of the semister I realize she only wanted to see her students succeed and become something.
2.
I had a professor that was extremely difficult. I made sure to ask questions to anything I didn't understand.
3.
Sometime because the bosses previous experience it makes them difficult so I wouldn't dwell on their actions but I will focus on what they really want from me so I can work hard on it to keep our relationship going.
4.
I had an English teacher with that had a severe disability and was hard to understand but required perfection out of his students. I spent one on one time with this professor in his office learning his ways and needs.
Question 29 of 30
Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
6. Tell us about the last time that you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
2.
I dint took any project.
3.
Planning a baby shower takes alot of preparation and planning, but was alot of fun to decorate.
4.
When my project topics are not feasible and I think it might not help us a lot, I take the initiative to look for other topics that will be convincing enough for my team members to drop what they previously decided. I have to get more information about those topics.
5.
Building a 30 foot bridge to help a student with his eagle scout project and finding out we needed a back hoe because the ground was to packed to dig by hand. Contacted numerous construction firms who provided and machine on three different occasions.
Question 30 of 30
Will you be willing to take a salary cut?

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