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Why did you choose this profession?
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Question 2 of 25
What do you think you will like about this role?
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"I am really looking forward to gaining more experience in this industry, and I am excited to apply my post-secondary education in a more structured corporate environment. I believe that your company is an industry leader where I can successfully grow my career."
"There are many facets that I think I will love about this role. The one that sticks out most to me is that it offers me the ability to expand my technical knowledge while leading a dynamic team."
"I hope I will like all of it, but what I see as most attractive is the ability to work on cross-functional teams."
The interviewer wants to hear that you are looking forward to learning and growing in this new position. Talk about what excites you! Share how this position will challenge you and help you grow. New opportunities are a chance for you to demonstrate your transferable skills.
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Question 3 of 25
How do you handle stress?
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"I am accustomed to working high stress jobs. If I find that I am deep into a stressful situation, I will take a minute to take a few breaths and reassess my progress."
"I handle stress very well. I keep very detailed 'to-do" lists and project files. I also communicate regularly with my coworkers and teammates."
You should anticipate a little bit of stress in any job. Consider it unavoidable. The best thing you can do is equip yourself with the tools to deal with that inevitable stress. Knowing how to handle stress will help you to navigate the ups and downs in a constantly changing environment. Take some time to think about what you would do when you are busy at work, feeling your heart rate rise and your nerves begin to shake. Your coping skills outside of work might be difficult to apply, as you can't stop what you're doing and run to yoga class. However, you can take deep breaths and allow yourself to take a break in between customers, for example.
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Question 4 of 25
What is your availability?
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"What hours or shifts are available?"
"I am available to work most days, and can be flexible on evenings and weekends. I do have a personal obligation on Wednesday evenings; however, that is my only scheduling restriction at this time."
"I am available weekdays, first shift preferable. Third or second shift could be discussed. I don't have regular availability on the weekend, but can work occasional shifts, when needed."
Before your interview, you may want to find out more about the schedule. This isn't always posted in the job posting or description. In a phone interview, you may discuss the scheduling expectations, or you may not. This is always a good topic to bring up, even if the interviewer doesn't ask you directly. If you are asked this question directly and you're really not sure what they are needing, you may want to first ask them, "What hours or shifts are available?" You could follow up with, "I am flexible and happy to pick up extra shifts or work weekends." It's important to show that you are flexible and available, but you also don't want to over-commit to hours you won't actually be able to work. Find out what they need and then share what you know you can do. Check your schedule before the interview to be certain of your availability so that you can tell them exactly what you can offer without hesitation.
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Question 5 of 25
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
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Why did you leave your last job?
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What questions do you have for me?
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Question 8 of 25
Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up?
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Question 9 of 25
Give me an example of a problem you solved. How did you approach it?
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Question 10 of 25
Tell me about your favorite aspect of your training.
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Question 11 of 25
What do you think you might dislike about this job?
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Question 12 of 25
How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
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Question 13 of 25
How will this position help you in your career?
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Question 14 of 25
What are your salary requirements?
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Question 15 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 16 of 25
What was the most difficult part about your training or education?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 18 of 25
If you couldn't work in this field, what would you do instead?
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Question 19 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
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Question 20 of 25
Why did you choose our organization when applying?
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Question 21 of 25
How did your education prepare you for this career?
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Question 22 of 25
What challenges are you looking for in this position?
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Question 23 of 25
How would you describe your passion for this organization and industry?
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Question 24 of 25
Tell me about one of your goals. How are you working towards it?
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Question 25 of 25
Are you a leader or a follower?
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Question 1 of 25
Why did you choose this profession?
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My desire to help people both in person and or by phone email etc.
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I already work with piping as a facility and utility plumber. I'm ready to take my skill set to another form of pipe works trade.
Question 2 of 25
What do you think you will like about this role?
Question 3 of 25
How do you handle stress?
Question 4 of 25
What is your availability?
Question 5 of 25
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
Question 6 of 25
Why did you leave your last job?
Question 7 of 25
What questions do you have for me?
Question 8 of 25
Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up?
Question 9 of 25
Give me an example of a problem you solved. How did you approach it?
Question 10 of 25
Tell me about your favorite aspect of your training.
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My favorite ahh its kind of difficult to say ... Bcoz most of subjects were my favourite but most intresting subject is data structure.
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C#/.NET, because the way it was structured, the students had to mostly teach themselves (which I had been doing anyway with respect to C++, the Web, and programming in general). It gave me a lot of confidence that I could find the answer to most any question.
3.
Calculus. It forced me to pay attention to detail while grasping the formulas that are pertinent to the pipe trades industry.
Question 11 of 25
What do you think you might dislike about this job?
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The work shouldn't divide unequally among the team member.
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I do not dislike anything about working. I love to work and give it my all.
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Like most human beings, I enjoy time off but if a person dislikes their chosen career perhaps they should make a change, I will admit there are going to be frustrating situations, issues and people but those moments will pass. It is our responsibility to learn from these events, not dwell on them.
Question 12 of 25
How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
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Honest, dependable, loyal, a great listener.
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I would hope I would be described as a ethical, honest, intelligent and hard working individual, a person who can be counted on any hour of the day.
Question 13 of 25
How will this position help you in your career?
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I think this is just start of my carrer and it will take me to new heights.
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First, I will have work experience in the technologies we're discussing. I will learn more advanced aspects of these technologies. I will be able to do more, and be a better mentor and advisor, and the latter are among my biggest job satisfactions.
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Most folks want to earn a high salary immediately. I was raised that in order to advance in life you usually need to start at the bottom of the ladder. One must first attend kindergarten and then work towards their diploma from that starting point.
Question 14 of 25
What are your salary requirements?
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Just I can expand it on my expenses..
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Salary commensurate with the going rate for our location.
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I am already aware the starting salary is $21.65, which is a bit more than I earn now. Needless to say, If I am selected for this position I will definitely be receiving a pay raise.
Question 15 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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As a success software developer.
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Advisor to CTO. Mentor and advisor to peers in one or more areas that I have depth in. Continuing to broaden areas I know at least a little something about.
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In five years I see myself as a Work Leader, and possibly Supervisor within NAVFAC-SW.
Question 16 of 25
What was the most difficult part about your training or education?
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I think maths class was difficult to attend most of time.
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Formal logic, because the people who did the best in class had a certain level of math-nerdism that I didn't have. Numerical analysis - same thing. Database component of C# classes, because I had zero background in DBs before that (I am rectifiying that now).
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The least challenging. It is easy to get bored and lose interest if the course material does not draw you in and force you to give all of your effort to learn, absorb and excel.
Question 17 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Although I'm a good writer, I've always been good with math and logic. I tried playing music professionally in my early 20s, but I could not find a niche I was really comfortable with. I remember enjoying computer programming (what little I did) as an undergrad, so I investigated CS graduate education and decided to go for a master's. I got a job with HP right out of grad school and stayed there for 20 years (mostly in CA). I came back to CO in 2001 for family reasons, and having taken early retirement, I was able to just manage my investments and do volunteer work. Thanks to listening to tech podcasts, I got the itch to program again, and started rebooting myself in late 2013 ...
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I am punctual. I am detail oriented. I believe I must give 100% of myself. I am reliable. I am honest. I am trustworthy. I am dependable. I am the person you're looking to fill this position.
Question 18 of 25
If you couldn't work in this field, what would you do instead?
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I would love doing prepare for AFCAT to join airforce.
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Professional gambler or accountant.
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I don't really know. What I learned in 2008 is my options became very limited due to my age. I quickly learned what "overqualified" meant as my job search was often met with rejection.
Question 19 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
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Its an organization providing mobile app development and web based development.
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You make software for government, especially the legislative side, and provide visibility for citizens into the workings of government/legislators.
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I know NAVFAC-SW has a responsibility to ensure the fleet is always at mission readiness. No matter how small or large it is NAVFAC-SW's charge to complete all tasks in a timely manner so the fleet and it's personnel are able to perform their duties with minimal down time or distraction.
Question 20 of 25
Why did you choose our organization when applying?
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I think for fresher its good to join here ... And as a developer its good here I can learn many things here.
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I scanned Craigslist one day looking for "entry/junior C#". I then went to the company website and saw it was a local company that had an interesting mission that had, at least in part, a service component.
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NAS Lemoore is closer to my home than Fresno, where I had been working since 1996. I was actually forced to make a career change due to the recession of 2008 and pipefitting was the trade I fell in to.
Question 21 of 25
How did your education prepare you for this career?
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Not that much.. Its only they give me hint about that and it was enough to change flame into fire.
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Exposure to C#/ASP.NET with an instructor who has deep experience. In general I have learned general web programming (front end) on my own.
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This trade has nothing to do with the subject of my major, Perhaps the most important thing college prepared me for was to meet deadlines.
Question 22 of 25
What challenges are you looking for in this position?
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Not so much.. M happy with that.
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Will it offer the variety I need? Obviously there are peaks and valleys in any job. Will Agile beat/trump that principle? In the past I have had to look to my personal (hobby) programming to keep myself excited about programming.
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Admittedly, I am not in my 20's anymore, so I do question the longevity of how my body will react to physical labor. However saying that, I often outlast and outperform a lot of the newer and younger employees who've come on board.
Question 23 of 25
How would you describe your passion for this organization and industry?
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Yes I am passionate abut this job and organization.
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Industry: there is always more to learn, not only tech specifics but also how the things I use every day actually operate. Org: working in tech is a privilege, but it's an added privilege when the organization has a mission that contributes to making our world a better place.
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I am proud to say I work for NAVFAC-SW at NAS Lemoore. I enjoy my job and my co-workers, most of the time. When asked what type of work I do I gladly explain what I do without falsely glorifying or making exaggerated comments about my employment.
Question 24 of 25
Tell me about one of your goals. How are you working towards it?
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To join AIF for once... Or I get a chance to fly a fighter plane.
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At work: to be respected enough to be consulted on major technology decisions and choices. To write the code that colleagues like to work on. personal. To know I can retire comfortably and with a satisfying relationship.
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I want to take my wife to New Zealand or Scotland, two places she really wants to visit.
Question 25 of 25
Are you a leader or a follower?

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