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30 Behavioral Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project where a member was not doing their share of the work.
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List of Behavioral Interview Questions
  1. Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project where a member was not doing their share of the work.
  2. Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with.
  3. Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?
  4. 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?
  5. When did you come up with an innovative solution to a challenge your company, class or organization was facing?
  6. Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a project deadline. How did you react?
  7. Tell me about a time when you had to address an angry customer. What was the problem, and how did you resolve it?
  8. What are your three greatest work related accomplishments to date?
  9. What is the riskiest decision you have made? What happened in the end?
  10. Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
  11. Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.
  12. Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.
  13. 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?
  14. Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?
  15. Tell me about a time when you showed initiative by taking the lead on a team project.
  16. Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
  17. Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.
  18. With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?
  19. Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
  20. 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?
  21. 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?
  22. When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?
  23. Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new within a short deadline. How did you succeed?
  24. Tell me about the most competitive work situation you have experienced. How did you handle it, and what was the result?
  25. Tell me about a time when you had to analyze a situation and make a recommendation.
  26. Where do you see your career one year from now?
  27. Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace. How did you cope?
  28. Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
  29. Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
  30. Will you be willing to take a salary cut?
Authors:
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Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
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Christine Pasqueretta
HR Executive
Behavioral User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project where a member was not doing their share of the work.
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I worked with a team member who was not pulling their weight before. I asked them in private if everything was okay. They were going through some challenges at home and in the workplace. I offered support to pull my weight and help with theirs when I could. It benefited the rest of the team and that was what I felt was most important.
I worked with team member who never came to meetings. It turned out that he did not want to be on the team, but was forced by his supervisor. We talked about it for a while, and he ended up helping us more than he was. We did have to take some of his assigned responsibilities and shift them to other team members. It was an unfortunate situation.
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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.
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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.
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New people or people who didn't want to work at the kennel.
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Pulled them aside and asked if they need help or wanted to be transferred.
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APICS competition did not work on the paper and presentation took over their share of the project.
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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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.
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yes yes ihad worked with my shift incharge.he will talk regarding production and i will talk regarding quality.
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I generally get along very well with most people, although there have been times in my working career that I have had minor difficulties due to personality conflicts and differences in working styles. I try my best to put myself in the other persons position, and find a common positive. In these situations I find that remaining open minded and giving that little extra to do little things like say hello or offer my assistance helps ease my feelings of fustration and in most cases has helped.
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Try to make the best of the situation. Not step on any toes. Do the job.
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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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yes i faced that situation. while in my college i present paper on other instituations. at the time i cope up with a guy who is entirely different on behavoiur and decisions. i adopt and shape myself to that situations and made that presentation successful.
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 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.
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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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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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In the clinic you get a customer that is a long time customer there, I didn't not know about the pet at the time. I took note of the situation. I apologized to the customer and explained that I was not aware of the situation but would be able to go over with Veterinarian and see if we could bring them in right away.
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I just went right back to fix it because I know I am capable to do almost anything I put my mind to.
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Fails a test but you keep on trying.
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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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.
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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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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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What I did was sit with that person and found out how they were doing it and and talked about how I did it and brainstorm together to herbage job done. Yes I would.
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I worked with the other area manager who micro-manages. It was difficult, but I allowed her to give her input and would ask questions like "what if we did it this way". I would work with her again. Challenging, but in a good way.
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Many times I can learn from new things from a person that does things differentlty.
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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Our warehouse was not delivering 100% on time. I accessed the situation and took it upon myself to suggest a change in the truck lineup. This was a suggestion that mixed up a process that was followed for over twenty years. We implemented communication methods from the drivers back to our warehouse centers throughout the day so we could manage the routes better while they were happening. We tried something different and realized our delivery completion rate was now running 100%.
Our company was not communicating important information effectively to our second and third shift operations. I obtained approval to hang TV in various places which were connected to a secure computer where I could input all announcements for everyone to see.
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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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Once a reservation was missed in the system and we were fully booked. The custumer called that he is in the airport and waits for his car. I kindly request him to give me 5 minutes and I call back. I subrented a car fr.
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Food organization; splitting new members up into groups.
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Past Due Performance report at Subaru. Collected six months of data.
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Meetups - how to feed more people than we have space for.
Question 6 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a project deadline. How did you react?
Professional answers
I once had to update our IT security systems across the organization. Some of the equipment did not arrive on time and we were unable to meet the deadline. We utilized transparency and communication to let our leadership team know we would be delayed and assured them we were doing everything we could to meet the new deadline. We also resolved the issue with the shipping company to prevent it from happening again.
We once fell behind in a project due to endurance testing on a new product. I reacted by quickly rearranging schedules and identifying our earliest possible completion to inform our supervisors and customers.
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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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I was converting accounting systems and I only had 3 days left to have it have it up and running. We were all working alot of overtime to get it done.The night before our pregnant employee gave birth. ( she was 3 weeks early) We missed our dealine by 2 days. But the test run went smoothly and mom and baby are fine.
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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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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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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.
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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I worked in a retail customer care center and had to navigate angry customer experiences more times than I would have liked. People who are upset want to be heard and respected. I would listen, empathize and reassure the customer that I am there to support them and resolve the matter. Communication and reassurance is important throughout the process. If I needed to check on an order or get back to the customer, I would set expectations to explain what I was doing and when they would hear back. I am proud to say that I have successfully turned more detractors into promoters than anyone else in our organization.
I once was a customer service rep at a call center. I had many angry customer calls, but one in particular I remember well. The customer had ordered a dish set, but when it arrived, it was missing half the pieces. She had unfortunately set on hold with us for over 30 minutes waiting to be helped, and was irate when I told her that our policy was that she had to send the entire order back, then we would issue a refund and she could reorder it. She just wanted us to ship the missing pieces. Needless to say, she ended up getting a refund and did NOT reorder from us. She likely never will again. I did make sure she received her refund and I spoke with our supervisors about the long wait times and possibility of changing our return policies. It was not a good situation.
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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.
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Scotti not getting his meds back.
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There was a customer that was not happy about giving her pet so many shots. The customer explained not your gonna hurt my dog no she is gonna get sick. I told the customer last time she got shots for her pet, was her pet in pain or was it sick, the customer explained no but I will not let you give that many at the same time. I gave her the option to give them separate. She was happy with that and was able to give her dog shots separately.
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I hit him so much and kill.
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Customer lost 500 dollars . Complaining that slots don't pay here and was never coming back . Playing is all about luck. Lots of people win too.
Question 8 of 30
What are your three greatest work related accomplishments to date?
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Early in my career, I created an entire department, structure and team from scratch. It was very rewarding. In my last role, I created a social cause program for our organization that gave back to the community and got our teams involved in something greater than ourselves. Lastly, I am here. (Smile) I have lived a rich life filled with great experiences and continue to enjoy the journey towards being my best self professionally and personally. That within itself, is a great accomplishment!
One: I reduced costs by reviewing packing slips, contracts, and invoices and calling out vendor billing errors. 2. At the same company, I assisted A/R by helping make collection calls which brought in revenue that we would have lost. 3. At another company, I created a new filing system that helped us research transactions faster when requests were made.
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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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My greatest accomplishments was finishing high school, getting married, and making the chose to go back to school.
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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.
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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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First, graduating from college. Second, having the strength to move across the country. Third, completing my masters degree.
Question 9 of 30
What is the riskiest decision you have made? What happened in the end?
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One of the riskiest decisions I made was to leave corporate america and join a start up with an innovative idea. The company was seeking to provide a product/service that would pioneer a new industry. We worked hard and smart to launch and create a new space in the nutraceutical marketplace. We failed a lot along the way, but we learned to fail fast and it made us all better professionals.
My riskiest decision was to ship a customer order late because I was not satisfied with the quality audit. The numbers were within the threshold, but not to par. In the end, while the customer was unhappy to receive a late order, she was happy that we cared enough to investigate any potential problems.
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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 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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The computers went down, the owner was out of town. I emailed him but no answer. Followed thru 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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Build a bigger boat MGM - tents.
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Sending my resume to as many companies as I could. This gave me the ability to put myself out there.
Question 10 of 30
Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
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All the time! I am here aren't I? (Smile) We recently had a sales team that was not optimizing their accessory add on sales. The compensation structure was the best in class for its industry. In asking a few of the sales associates about the missed opportunity, I came to realize they did not understand what they were missing out on. I used my good judgement and common sense logic to change the way we communicate the plan. We were saying you can earn 3.5%. This percentage was not resonated with them. I changed the language to talk dollars. When they heard they could make $1200 - $3500 extra dollars, the sales in accessories spiked!
I once had to solve a space issue in our warehouse. I rearranged the shipping lanes to allow for smaller customers to be combined in one area and arranged by scheduled truck arrival, and large customers to have their own dedicated shipping area. This made locating shipments to load onto trucks much easier.
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- In a previous role, I processed government rebates for medical expenses. This was specifically pertaining to disabled individuals with careers. Medicare had undergone a change of system, which was effecting the eligibility of a patient in a false way. There was a time when I was processing a disabled individuals rebate claim, and it was declined. The patient became extremely distressed, as did the carer. I knew that this specific individual was living in a share house, and didn't have a separate bank account to pay the bill. In theory, I should have explained to the patient and carer that they would have to speak to medicare directly, however, in trying to reduce customer effect and being highly empathic and caring, I politely asked them if they could wait until I had spoken to medicare for them. During my conversation with medicare, I was able to rectify the issue by providing the patients relevant details that had seemed to have disappeared from their system. By doing so, I was then able to explain to the career and patient what had happened, and was able to processes their claim without issue. I feel as though I made the right decision in this instance because of circumstance, and it would not have only been unkind, but also illogical, to dismiss the patient when I can help.
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I havent experience that.
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I try to approach every problem solving solution with good judgement and logic.
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Diffucult customer complain.
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Looking a machines in the clinic and being about the put two and two together and being about to get lab results.
Question 11 of 30
Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.
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I wanted to become a Director in my field by the time I was ## years old. It took me longer than I expected but I realized I needed to go through the experiences I had in order to be the type of Director I am today.
I wanted to have my certification by now, but it takes a lot of time to study, and I have to maintain a certain number of continuing education hours. I have not been able to do that with my current workload yet. But, I will.
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I made a goal to exercise 6 days a week for 3 months. I only made it about 3 weeks before I got burned out. It is important to set realistic goals and work your way up to really ambitious goals.
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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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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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Planning an Animal Shelter event because the director was fired.<br />
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yes my goal was becoming a doctor because of my financial status i had changed my stream and become a engineer.
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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We all have parts of our work that we need to keep motivated to complete. I try to think of the bigger picture and focus my energy around how the work to be done will help contribute to that.
I was once handed the task of cleaning out a huge supply closet. It had become a junk room full of random things that we never used. I did not want to do it, but I found the motivation to complete the task by focusing on how a more organized supply room would make everyone's life easier.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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Classes with meat science.
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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My team and I recently were under a deadline to complete a global employee satisfaction survey. Our deadline was set to execute the project from start to finish within six weeks. During weekly status updates, we came across two roadblocks that were going to prevent us from accomplishing this. Global customs would take six weeks to ship the surveys in and out of the facility. We came up with a solution to email the surveys and still include the coding that would catalog the results by location and department, while still meeting our deadline. It was our transparency in communications and collaborate work environment that helped us meet deadline to deliver the results to the leadership team and organizational wide.
I was once part of team that had a major set back based on an endurance test. I went to the project database, quickly reviewed everyone's open tasks, rearranged the schedule and called an emergency team meeting to set us back on course. We barely made it in time, but we made it.
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Seattle center event - all hands on deck.
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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.
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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.
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I was in the this group we had a project that was due but we had to work real hard to reach the goal..
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Late on paper - emailed the professor explaining that I had been sick and asked for an extension and included what I had done and outlined the rest for him to see where I was going with this.
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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Working in a start up company, there were many situations where rules and guidelines were not clear. I took it upon myself to identify the need. People needed direction. So, I drafted the rules and guidelines and came up with a system for others to contribute. Together, we created the internal structure that the company operates within today!
I worked for a small family-owned operation for a while. Because it had just been the family for so long, most processes were not formally written down or trained. I made it my own project to create "what-if" scenarios, get answers from the bosses, and compile a troubleshooting list for the staff.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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I recognized that our team needed a training program to bring others into the work at a quicker rate. I took the initiative to create the training program, playbook and schedule, incorporating all the work we did in a way that people could easily replicate. The team loved having it, and more so, enjoyed having others join us quickly having already been equipped to do the job!
I took the lead on a communication project to help pass along pertinent information to 2nd and 3rd shift in a more effective way. We ended up hanging announcement screens throughout the building. The project was success.
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I took the lead on our last holiday setting up variety of meat choices and it was a big hit with customer on variety and style
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When i was a server we always had promotional contest i would alway give the server on the shift i worked a little pep talk to get them in the ballgame
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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.
Question 16 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
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We recently took on a revamp project updating our software to better streamline our work. This, on top of the high demands of our day to day roles, we had to master the art of prioritizing to get the new software launched on time. We did what needed to be done. If that meant multitasking or pulling our extra weight, we made it happen and it launched a success!
As a project manager, that is my job. I utilize whatever project management system the company has to help. I have been known to create entire project schedules in Excel if needed. I sit with the requester, find out the deliverable and the deadline. Based on those requirements, I pull together a team of experts and let them help me hash out details in an opener meeting. Allowing participants to participate in the scheduling process is my key to success.
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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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As a Substitute teacher I reward students who do their assignments by giving them free time.
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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.
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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.
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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Ambiguity is a large part of what we manage. I always do the best with the information I have to keep things moving.
I often find myself making decisions wishing I had just a little bit more data. I look at everything I have, create what-if scenarios for several variables and select the best possible option.
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Working on the annual report with not enough information or direction in the beginning and going to every director of depts. of the city gathering information then going to the City Administrator with a recommendation
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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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as per requirmrnt
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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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yes at the time of incident in mine that is under my control. compressor hose pipe fired at that time i had taken a spot decission and i had controllled it.
Question 18 of 30
With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?
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I am an avid reader. I read about the industry news in the paper every day. I am a member of many key associations that allow me the opportunity to attend industry conferences, receive newsletters and network with top professionals in my field.
I am a member of several professional associations and receive regular magazines. I also follow trendsetters on my LinkedIN account.
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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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Study the job and see if you can fit in with the industry.
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Read blogs, network, industry events - behind the scenes of seemingly unrelated events.
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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 was taught alot at my last job and i utilize that experience to have a good work performance at any particular feild or job.
Question 19 of 30
Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
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I love working with people and I enjoyed making a difference in the direction of their careers through the guidance I provided. It was a very corporate environment and sometimes things took longer to happen than I would have liked. Slow pace is what I like least.
My favorite aspect hands down are my customers. I love helping them. My least favorite is the lack of funding for travel to visit our customers in their facilities and show a higher interest in their operations.
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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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It was inspiring. Energizing. Career defining. Too much churn - lack of direction/strategy.
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Having the ability to make my own schedule. I didn't care for the pay.
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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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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.
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 conducted an inventory for our warehouse space and in order to reconcile the count properly, we had to be precise and accurate in all items or shorts. In operations and finance, it is a large factor that determines your success.
We had a customer that place an unusually large order that consisted of similar, but different times. I counted and recounted that order probably 20 times before giving it the go ahead to ship. I was happy to put forth that much effort for our customer.
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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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Giving specific directions at the goal at hand through positive encouragement.
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All fiscal management must be managed with a fine tooth comb. No exceptions.
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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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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?
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I recently worked with a cross functional team to accomplish a business growth initiative. The group contained members of different functions who all saw things differently. We came together to share a common vision and let that guide our work to keep on track. To prevent miscommunication, we created a KPI tracker and scoreboard for the work to be done and the member(s) responsible.
I was assigned to a project team where I was the sole IT expert for a project to improve our metrics database. The challenges I faced were understanding and explaining the system shortcomings, but still finding ways to accomplish the team's goals.
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Workstreams/workgroups. Different personalities. Competing priorities.
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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.
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Divide the tasks that need to be done, assist others if needed.
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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In my current fast paced role, this happens often! We handle a lot of customer situations and put them first and foremost. Often times, we have guidelines we follow and there are also times when situations call for creative solutions to meet customer needs. I make split second decisions when resolving these matters in the best interest of the customer and the company.
At XYZ, the plant manager was out one day and there was a bottleneck on the production line. I pulled the team together, reviewed the schedule and made a quick decision on which orders were unfortunately getting moved to the next shift and shipping later than anticipated. I reacted swiftly and calmly.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Is there another way? (Smile) I often have jumped into roles where there was a lot to learn in a short time. Deadlines were often due yesterday. I utilized and maximized my resources to the fullest. I learned my team and their strengths. I had fun with it!
I hunkered down, put a sign on my cubicle that said, "do not feed the animals", and got to work researching and learning. Everyone understood that I needed some time, and they reserved calling my name for important requests only.
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I learn by first hand experience, getting my hands dirty. If needed I will read or watch videos as well.
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I spent much time reading and doing searches about the topic.
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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
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Flash cards and memorization.
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The easier way for me is to write notes and asked more questions to have more knowledge on it and practice them.
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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One of the most competitive work situations I have experienced was driving a sales team to perform beyond quota. We collaborated to come up with some creative approaches to doing so and our leadership team created recognition incentives to encourage strong performance along the way. It was a challenge but we beat our all of our competition and made it happen!
Our company introduced a friendly competition between shifts. Well, it was supposed to be friendly, haha. It turned into a fierce competition to see who could increase their productivity, decrease errors, and maintain our high quality standards. Our team worked tirelessly and harder than usual. We were rewarded with a bonus and free meal. No, we were not expected to maintain those insane productivity numbers going forward.
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The most competitive work situation I faced was being a, server, making sure every customer was happy.
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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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I recently wrapped up an organizational effectiveness survey with our team. I analyzed the results by leader, location, and department, then came up with recommendations of how the company can improve trouble areas.
Once it appeared that productivity was slowing down, so I was asked to look into it. I pulled data from a variety of sources and poured through it, from order types, changeovers, employee turnover, absenteeism, etc. I identified all of the changes from the previous quarter to the current and made several recommendations.
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Medical Microbiology lab.
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Several times a day during my preceptorship in the emergency department I had to look at the results from patient's lab work and then speak to the Physician after I had reviewed it. I would prepare my recommendation for additional tests or care at that time.
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In my current position, I have to evaluate the effectiveness of the program conducted by my organization. So I analyzed the data collected from the pre-test and post-test, as well as made some recommendation based on the results.
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When I was an Assistant Operations Manager, the CEO was about to fire the Operations Manager but he asked my recommendation first.
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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.
Question 26 of 30
Where do you see your career one year from now?
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A year from now, I would like to be excelling in my career and have only gotten better at doing it. I hope to have built a solid team who is exceeding results and ready for the next steps in their career.
A year from now I would like to be learning and growing in a friendly organization that cares about its customers and its staff. I have been progressing in this field for the last 3 years, and I know there is more to learn.
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Growing a team. Making a difference. Producing new and inspiring events.
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In a management position being able to use my leadership and dedication skills
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I see myself moving up in this position.
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Working for a satellite company or any competitive RF/satellite com many.
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In a management role your company offers alot of opportunites for its employees to developes skills and learn with a possible career path.
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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We recently got a new CEO that has many credible years experience and great value to bring to our team. The leadership style they practice is much different than the former CEO so our team had to adapt quickly to manage our businesses through this change. Change is good. it is important to adapt quickly or you risk falling behind.
Our management team was turning over and changing due to a merger. I coped by learning as much as I could about the new company, their style, and their leaders.
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A major change in a job was when I moved out of the location and had to find another job.
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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.
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Reduced teachers in our department so I helped by teaching health class and creating the online curriculum.
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i will analysis the difference and check for solutions to update myself for that change.
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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I once worked with a peer who was very difficult in meetings and with interacting in groups of others. I took it upon myself to help this person interact better with others. When she would bark orders, I would reiterate what she was trying to say to the group in a more professional manner. It took some time, but she learned to behave in a way that made people want to work with her.
The most difficult person I ever worked with was my boss at "XYZ". She was promoted to VP from the position I had been hired to fill, and was unwilling to listen to my ideas to change the department. I believe she felt personally offended that I did not think her processes were the most efficient, but it was not personal. I sat with her for a one on one meeting when there were very few people in the building and we had a nice chat about the positive changes she made to the department and my ideas to continue to grow what she began.
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I had a professor that was extremely difficult. I made sure to ask questions to anything I didn't understand.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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We recently switched over our entire leadership team during the process of changing over our team's compensation plan. I took the initiative to manage the culture during this time by reaching out to all associates individually to gain their feedback on what compensation they would like to see in our change. I explained some possible options and gained their feedback on the new leadership team. This, with the day to day responsibilities, demanded strong time management and initiative. However, it lead the associates through a seamless compensation transition while gaining strong feedback on leadership changes.
I was tasked with changing our health benefits provider. Completing this project successfully was crucial to our employees and our bottom line. I made a lot of calls and RFQs, and spent a lot of time hearing proposals to make the best choice before enrollment time.
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6. Tell us about the last time that you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
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Planning a baby shower takes alot of preparation and planning, but was alot of fun to decorate.
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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.
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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.
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I dint took any project.
Question 30 of 30
Will you be willing to take a salary cut?
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Honestly, I could only take a pay cut if my overall spending is not affected. For instance, if the pay cut is offset by benefit premiums, gas costs, mileage, etc. then I am more than willing. Otherwise, I would have to give it a lot of thought.
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