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Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.
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Question 2 of 13
When have you worked among a diverse group of people?
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"I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers a great learning opportunity."
"In my current role, I work alongside cross functional teams regularly. Together, we manage our business and effectiveness."
"I would say that pretty much every company I have worked for has valued diversity. Working with people from all walks of life help shed different perspectives and identify potential problems faster."
Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you are able to handle an environment that offers diversity.
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Question 3 of 13
Looking at your resume, it seems there are certain skills necessary for this position that do not stand out. How do you think you will be able to compensate for these missing skills?
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"I realize that I may not check of all of the boxes for this position; however, I can assure you that I am a very quick learner. The main point I am missing is experience in QuickBooks but I am very well versed in another accounting program called Sage. I think that I can pick up the required knowledge quickly."
"I am fully committed to learning (and mastering) any skills I do not currently have and will compensate for any lack thereof by honing in on my strengths to best serve the company."
"I will learn whatever skills are needed to excel in this position. I will find a coworker mentor and take classes, if necessary. You won't be disappointed."
Most job descriptions will have a long list of requirements. Hiring managers are aware that, to find a candidate that checks ALL of the boxes, can sometimes be impossible. If you are missing some of the 'nice to have' or even the 'must have' skills listed in the job description, do not fret! Be open about your shortcomings and discuss with the interviewer how you plan to compensate for those.
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Question 4 of 13
Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in this industry?
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"Although my background is not in your precise industry, I have worked with many clients who have been in your industry. I bring excellent transferable skills that qualify me for this position. These skills include my advanced abilities in Excel, my outstanding cold-calling abilities as well as my proven background in team leadership."
"I bring a lot of transferable skills to this position and industry. At the end of the day, my talents and skills revolve around helping people and making companies profitable."
"Customer service, problem solving, and analytical skills can cross any industry, and I am a pro at all three."
There are many ways that you can be a fit for a position, even though you do not come with direct industry experience. Think about the variety of skills that you have and how those can benefit another employer, despite the industry. These are your transferable skills and they can include sales abilities, customer service experience, and software skills.
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Question 5 of 13
How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?
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How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
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What work situations excite and motivate you?
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What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
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What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
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Question 10 of 13
How would you describe your personality?
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Question 11 of 13
Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.
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What do you know about our company culture?
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Tell me why you are the right fit for this company and this position.
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