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What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?
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Example #1
"In my previous position I was quite often required to make decisions on staff scheduling as well as hiring and terminating. I feel that role prepared me quite well for a position like this one. I have well-honed decision-making skills and my intuition, when it comes to hiring, has been elevated."
Example #2
"In my previous role, as an executive assistant, I routinely made decisions on vendors, locations, caterers, and airlines. I thoroughly enjoy making those types of decisions as I am decisive and a great researcher."
Example #3
"I routinely make decisions around hiring, career advancement, associate development, and talent management. I am very comfortable in these areas."
Example #4
"I was responsible for planning the content calendar which included emails, blog post topics, and timing, social media posts, in addition to actually executing the plans. That means everything from creating a copy, to choosing images, and the like. Also, I collaborated with management to decide what promotions and sales we will be running and when."
Example #5
"I regularly made decisions regarding pricing and discounts for customers. I had a standard set of criteria that I created, and I tried to let that guide me for consistency."
Example #6
"On a day-to-day level, I chose the city of focus, prioritization of prospects, and delegation of tasks. The higher-level decisions I made were regarding hiring and assignment of new hires. I also had a large influence on the employee terminations. I feel that these two sets of responsibilities have positioned me well for this role and I look forward to continuing to leveraging my experience while learning from the more seasoned members of the staff."
Example #7
"I write my lesson plans, execute them, and tweak them as I go through the day from class to class. Classroom management is obviously a big part of my job. Since I like to have fun with my students' learning methods, it's especially important to make sure that we're being energetic but staying on task and learning."
Example #8
"In my previous position I was quite often required to make decisions on staff scheduling as well as hiring and terminating. I feel that role prepared me quite well for a position like this one. I have well-honed decision making skills and my intuition, when it comes to hiring, has been elevated."
Example #9
"I usually find it easy to recommend students schools based on their preferences, grades, and interests after I've sat down to meet with them extensively. What's difficult is when I have to decide that their dream school is too much of a reach school for them to apply to given the limited number of applications available. Students and parents can be really insistent sometimes and they do get upset if they have their eyes set on a school that I need to tell the may not be the most realistic option."
Example #10
"I think getting to the root of why someone has made a choice to euthanize a pet before considering other options is the best place to start with a situation like this. If a client asked me to euthanize a healthy pet, I would first ask if she has considered other alternatives, such as rehoming the pet or finding a rescue. Although it is not illegal to euthanize a healthy animal, it is my preference to try and offer other alternatives before a measure that drastic is taken."
Example #11
"I anticipate planning certain things in advance to be more difficult as an airline steward given the nature of scheduling and occasional 'on-call' duties. That said, I thoroughly enjoy a dynamic and changing schedule, so I am ready for whatever side effects that might bring."
Example #12
"I feel confident in my work when it comes to building therapy programs for my clients. The decisions that are easiest to make are the ones that benefit my patients."
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