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Top 35 Topgrading Interview Questions
Question 1 of 39
Do you have any plans for continued education?
List of Topgrading Interview Questions
  1. Do you have any plans for continued education?
  2. Tell me about a significant achievement in your life?
  3. What have you accomplished that shows your initiative and willingness to work?
  4. Give me a reason to hire you from a specific performance at XYZ?
  5. What were your strengths while working for company ZYX?
  6. Tell me about a time when you had to work towards a deadline at XYZ. Did you meet it? What happened if you didn't?
  7. What motivated you at XYZ to put forth your best effort?
  8. Give me a specific time at XYZ when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem?
  9. How well do you deal with conflict? What conflicts were you involved in at XYZ?
  10. What happened during this course of time at company XYZ, where you missed your sales target?
  11. What were long term goals while working for XYX, how did they pan out? Is that why you are here today?
  12. If you could do so, what would you change about your college career?
  13. How has work at XYZ changed you as a person?
  14. Tell me about a time at XYZ when you had to think on your feet to extricate yourself from a difficult situation?
  15. What are your best qualities from company XYZ?
  16. Tell me about a time when you set a challenging goal for yourself, at XYZ? How did it go? Would you do anything differently?
  17. Give an example of a time in which you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision?
  18. Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
  19. What were your weaknesses at XYZ?
  20. Have you had any difficulties in the past with a supervisor?
  21. How would you describe yourself as your ability to work with a team?
  22. Tell me why I should hire you.
  23. Why do you want to work for us?
  24. If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?
  25. Why did you decide to seek a position at XYZ?
  26. Give me an example of when you worked as part of a team. What was your contribution?
  27. How do you determine success at company XYZ?
  28. What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for your career, while working at your last job at XYZ?
  29. Give me five words that best describe your performance at XYZ?
  30. What skills have you acquired from your previous work experience at XYZ?
  31. Describe the most significant presentation you had to complete?
  32. What parts of your education do you see are relevant to this position?
  33. Which part of work did you like best at XYZ?
  34. Were you the best person in your unit at company XYZ?
  35. What prompted you to study this field?
  36. Give me five words that best describe your performance at your previous employment.
  37. Tell me about a time you had to communicate information to a group of people?
  38. What do you know about our company?
  39. What tasks did you complete at company XYZ?
Topgrading User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 39
Do you have any plans for continued education?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
As a long term education commitment no. However I do enjoy taking classes to learn a new skill or self improvement.
2.
Yes currently enrolled in school for a BA in Cybersecurity.
3.
Executive MBA
4.
I enjoy learning; I seek out TED talks to help inspire or improve my understNding. Additionally, I'm wrapping up a course at YVCC I sought out to help me improve my SQL skills. Howver, I'm undecided if I want to invest in a MBA.
5.
No I am at a point in my life where I am doing education while I work.
Question 2 of 39
Tell me about a significant achievement in your life?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Getting my masters degree.
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A significant achievement in my life was graduating from Guilford Technical Community College with a 4.0 GPA. I graduated with top honors and it was one of the most significant things in my life.
3.
Are you referring to personal or professional?
4.
Purchasing my first house an flipping it.
5.
Getting the Pike Place Market to stop selling wild steelhead.
Question 3 of 39
What have you accomplished that shows your initiative and willingness to work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I always keep myself busy at work whenever there is a customer or not. If there is no customer then I would attend to my other duties as a staff.
2.
My completion of my degree and the fact that I've been promoted twice within my current property.
3.
I believe that my biggest accomplishments are the reviews that my prior bosses are willing to give me. Anyone who I have worked for has witnessed my motivation and the joy I find in accomplishing a task that has been presented to me. Other than that, my proudest accomplishments are the publications that I already have. I believe they show my willingness to go above and beyond my expectations.
4.
I am always willing to pilot new projects before they go out to the entire company. This allows me to have the edge on new and innovative ideas within the company.
5.
I have been highly recognized by peers throughout the industry.
Question 4 of 39
Give me a reason to hire you from a specific performance at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I think your investment in me will be the good step.I'm allredy familiar with this job I deal every day with these transactions.we need each other and my experinace, knowldge and skills will be in your hands .
2.
Perhaps the best example is the most immediate one - I cold called you and managed to impress you positively.
3.
Because I have worked there for 2 years already, I feel like I understand what customers want or need by asking them. A time was when a customer walked in with requirements of buying such products and having it packed accordingly, I managed to satisfy their needs when they received their products.
4.
Well originally when we started our extremely aggressive capex schedule we thought we were going to have to hire another person. I was able to streamline the process enough that I could do it in a day or two.
5.
A specific performance at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store was when I first arrived, every single employee in the building, equating to over 100 employees were behind on company testing, evaluations, and raises. I was able to resolve this and got every single employee up to date. A specific performance at Greensboro Marriott Downtown was my ability to bring a failing team up to Marriott standards and eventually become a lead night auditor and re-do the audit training process to make it more understandable for new employees. When I arrived at the Courtyard by Marriott, service was already strong and great leadership was in place. I worked that further by focusing on additional task like training and ordering. I actually reviewed the food/supply order guides and changes some products that ended up saving money.
Question 5 of 39
What were your strengths while working for company ZYX?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I come with 1 year hands on experience in this feild combined with over 20yrs of proven excellence in customer service.
2.
my strength were i was a hard worker i was company oriented and team player
3.
Being the face of the company for the industry, developing new relationships and being a real asett to owners
4.
Cultivating and nurturing relationships. If you take the time to encourage others, they will look forward to doing business with you.
5.
Multi tasker, problem-solver, likeable, reliable, creative.
Question 6 of 39
Tell me about a time when you had to work towards a deadline at XYZ. Did you meet it? What happened if you didn't?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
There was a time when we had a deadline for a product Policy page print out. It needed to be ready by x date becasue it was publically annouced by the client. We had to meet the date regardless. My role was the Operation Manager at the time and I remember literally working until the 11th hour with two development team members, the PM, our COO and the CRM to ensure it was in good order. We would run the job, everyone would get a print out review, highlight, edit, red-pen it, meet discuss the changes, how to best resolve, wait for changes, run it, print it, review it.... We did it for hours adn hours until the product was finished. It was a weekend, but it was satisfing to know we meet our goal and I was inspired by my team members and specifically the COO at the time and his dedication to his team and client to get it done.
2.
Tell me about a time when you had to work as a group
3.
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4.
At Cracker Barrel Inc. I arrived one day to find be handed a $3000.00 order that had to be fulfilled by a specific deadline for Wal-mart employees. This was a holiday order. I was able to complete this order by quickly reviewing the order and delegating task out to the cooks and establish an oven cooking order. At the Greensboro Marriott Downtown I was able.
5.
Yes I have always met my deadlines. If I ever thought that I would not meet a deadline I would communicate this to whomever I needed to and set a new deadline.
Question 7 of 39
What motivated you at XYZ to put forth your best effort?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Happiness. I know when I am happy I do a great job. I have had jobs I loved and jobs I hated, I am far more successful when I am happy. A poor work environment can definitely effect me.
2.
be part of a solid team where each pulled their wieght, plus good compensation
3.
Team of professionals each pulling their wieght and good compensation
4.
The freedom to meet the customers expectations.
5.
My supervisor made me believe that he trusted me and counted on me to complete the tasks that he gave me. I did not want to betray his trust so I worked as hard I could to go above and beyond expectations.
Question 8 of 39
Give me a specific time at XYZ when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Negetiated a better position for the company by waiving routing service charges
2.
I feel that I use good judgement on a daily basis. I think carefully before making comments, sending emails, monitoring my emotions, putting emotional intelligence to use all times. When you reactive and too quick to make decisions (often times the easiest way) it gets you in trouble.
3.
There was a workers compensation claim I believed was fraudulent and not compensable. I partnered with the WC third party administrator, the legal Dept and my supervisor to design the best way to handle this situation. I knew that this needed to be handled carefully to avoid a long and litigious battle.
4.
Constantly looked for ways to make work more efficient and on a particular opportunity there was a software that allowed us to streamline the process of submitted invoices by paying 400 to have access to upload templates into Chevron's eprocurement. This paid off immensely since I was able to reduce overtime hours for the company, but also achieve work life balance for my direct reports.
5.
I would say when one of the other engineers wanted to change a certain part in one project from a buy to a make. I worked up the quotes for both ways and it was a lot cheaper to purchase it.
Question 9 of 39
How well do you deal with conflict? What conflicts were you involved in at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
In a matrixed environment without strong processes to encourage collaboration, it can be challenging to get iniatitives prioritized for support. Launching the PALS project we were challenged by the direct banking team constantly. We got support in 3 ways 1.) Understood their concerns, processes, and complied. 2.) Senior support was acknowledged, 3.) momentum.
2.
I deal with conflicts as a solution. I dont see them as conflicts but as a misinformed. so i work on informing not conflicting
3.
If it is a client-I NEVER respond with anything but politeness. If internal, I stay cool, think thru my response and then find the right moment to share my thoughts on the conflict
4.
Many times conflict can be mostly resolved by just listening to the other party share their side of the story. Once they've been able to vent they're a little more ready to listen to reason. But dealing with conflict can never be just reactive; you should be clued in enough to your people so that some conflicts can be cut off at the pass.
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I always strive to resolve conflict as soon a situation arises. If I can not resolve myself I am not afraid to ask for assistance from my most knowledgable counterparts.
Question 10 of 39
What happened during this course of time at company XYZ, where you missed your sales target?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I had to assess what activity had not worked. then review why was that happend. once i had identified the issue i changed the course and re-organised the campaigns. I also shared my findings with senior managment and my team to ensure that we learn from this. I also reforecast the year end numbers.
2.
I was following the president's request on an approach and it didn't work.
3.
I don't typically miss sales targets, but it has happened. There can be a host of variable that can cause you to miss a sales goal. My sales did take a hit during my marriage separation but I rebounded the following month with my best sales month ever. I've not hit goals due to lack of product as when the Fukushima plant in Japan radiated our 90 day supply of vehicles.
4.
Not specifically being in sales, when deadlines were not met or needed to be adjusted, it required a lot of self-reflection and determine why thinks didn't go as planned and not letting it happen again. Recalibrate and adjust to the realties of the situation.
5.
I did not hit my quota at the end of the year and it made me furious. I was new and this is expected with the length of the sales cycle but I do not like missing quota. even though I had closes and a fat pipeline, I didn't like it. but that is what has set me up for my success in q1
Question 11 of 39
What were long term goals while working for XYX, how did they pan out? Is that why you are here today?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To rise to the top at the company in due time, but the company went under
2.
My long term goals were to work for the company as many years as it allowed me to grow but the company went under.
3.
Options, promoted to director.
4.
Long term plans for General Scientific were to move up to sales manager position. When the opportunity presented its self with Spartan I left. Long term plans for Spartan were always to create the best internet sales department ever. They paned out well, we were the top internet sales department in the Mid West region and the number one Hybrid dealer in the Nation as a result of my efforts My long term plans for Infinity contact were to advance to Operations Manager but unfortunately that did not pan out for a few reasons. My long term plans for Engaged Services was to build the business. Sadly the travel just proved to be to much.
5.
At Flip Video/Cisco, goal was to build out great point and shoot camcorder line and accessories business. We were so successful with this that the company was bought by Cisco and absorbed into their operations that my consulting role was no longer needed.
Question 12 of 39
If you could do so, what would you change about your college career?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am pretty happy with my college choice.
2.
I would change my major
3.
Take more courses that interested me that may or may not have had anything to do with my major.
4.
I would have attended much earlier.
5.
I would have taken computer sciences courses and explored technology more.
Question 13 of 39
How has work at XYZ changed you as a person?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I believe that it gave me the ability to use outside resources to learn about a subject and apply what I have learned to a situation.
2.
It has provided me with a better understanding of how a company truely operates. I was given the opportunity to manage a 50M customer protfolio and was involved with making sound bussiness decsions that not only affected the individual salesman but also the health of the companies bottom line. Reviewing things like health care,sales expense and operating costs as they impact the bottom line allowed for a complete prospective of the sales efforts
3.
General Scientific- learned to over come fear of public speaking. Much more confident in speaking to groups Spartan- changed the way I view aggressive management style. Made me understand that in order to succeed I need to help those around me succeed .
4.
Working as independent consultant for my own Wilson Consulting business has taught me how much I like to be accountable as both a doer and a strategist. Working in different organizations has taught me to be a good listener and that there isn't one way of doing things.
5.
I've become depressed, delusional and aggressive.
Question 14 of 39
Tell me about a time at XYZ when you had to think on your feet to extricate yourself from a difficult situation?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have had an installation go bad and the customer was dissatisfied. To resolve the issue i had to revert to a previous set-up to appease the customer in the short term until they made time available to do it correctly
2.
I had to do extensive research in regards to a e-mail threat from a disgruntled customer that was making a threat towards our organization.
3.
A customer came in to pick up a rental and the one we had planned for her came back with damage. I had no other rental ready for her. The customer complained and told me she couldn't wait around as she had an appointment to get to. We offered to drive her to her appointment and delivered the vehicle to the doctors office to check her in there.
4.
A team member at Tradecraft asked me to recommend him for a job that I didn't think he had the right skill set for. I told him I'd make the introduction but explained to him where I thought the gaps in his skills were and what I thought he'd need to address to be best qualified for it.
5.
While with General Scientific, during the CDA we have a very angry customer who was upset about a different rep. I inserted my self in to the conversation changed the direction of the conversation, got his mind off the issue by introducing one of our new products. Once he was calm I touched on his issue and Offered my sincere apologies and he left happy as could be.
Question 15 of 39
What are your best qualities from company XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am very creative and I challenge the status quo, therefore I look at obstacles as an opportunity to apply these skills to identify a range of solutions. The key is to not give up when the first solutions isn't the best solution.
2.
im a perfectionist i keep my work area well organize and clean i focus on my work im persistent i never give up on a task no matter how difficult it is.
3.
Sales & Customer Obsessed mindset.
4.
GSC- prospecting every available sales avenue Spartan- Leadership Infinity Contact- phone skills Engaged Services- see potential issues before they arise.
5.
From Tradecraft, I demonstrated team-building and leadership, scrappiness, ability to successfully take on assignments I'd never done before.
Question 16 of 39
Tell me about a time when you set a challenging goal for yourself, at XYZ? How did it go? Would you do anything differently?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Landing a big client. I would do more homework and develop a solid strategy
2.
During my first year at my possition of IT, I was very enthusiastic with the idea of free software migration, my first objective was the switch from Microsoft Office to Openoffice, while doing the migration I noticed the lack of experience of some of the users of different departments which could create an inconvenience ending up on losing time, I fixed this situation by creating training sessions and provide the required documentation. With this situation I learned that it is very important to make sure that all the users are ready before doing such a big change inside a company, since then I always make sure that every single detail is considered before implementing new technologies.
3.
I set a goal to have University of Buffalo go mandatory ( aggressive pricing, commitment to have representation and a desired product) Mission accomplished. Wouldn't have done anything different.
4.
I'm in the midst of this right now. My goal is to break into HR tech with a senior full time marketing role after working in an independent consulting arrangement for the last 8 years. It's going well, but I need to prove to companies that I'm serious and able to take this on. I would have kept my contacts fresher and probably should have taken the full time offer from Salesforce when I had it.
5.
My long term career goal is to manage a team and work in the wireless or broadband areas within the company. I would be a little more agressive in moving away from the wireline side of the company.
Question 17 of 39
Give an example of a time in which you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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There was a miscommunication about scientific data at a conference and we had to decided where to cancel participating in further meeting or to move forward. I recommended that we move forward so we could immediately address the matter to clarify the miscommunication. The management team agreed and it proved to be the best approach.
2.
Client needed to run advertising in comcast and verizon households; we did not have client permission to run in both and could not get an answer by deadline. Either way would be a credit so I ran it and took the chance. Client accepted and we billed them.
3.
When I was first asked to become RxVP I needed to have an answer back to my boss the following day. This involved a relocation and was my first time moving so this was a huge decision.
4.
when you have to decise on a queation of death or not.
5.
When the video tower stopped while the patient was looking at me.
Question 18 of 39
Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
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. Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
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describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achive a common goal
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Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
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.Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
Question 19 of 39
What were your weaknesses at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I feel that my greatest weakness is that I am very critical of my own work. I have always prided myself on producing excellent and error-free work. While this is beneficial to my job performance, it is possible to go to extremes. I asked if we could set up a loss reserve account to pay for errors and I could spend more time in more productive areas. Boss agreed.
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organizational
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I focused almost all of my time with my customers to make sure their needs were being consistently met. My greatest weakness was that I did not give enough attention to the internal politics of the organization I was employed by. I thought as long I ran a clean, ethical, profitable business within my territory while maintaining very high levels of customer satisfaction everything else would naturally fall into place. Internal politics, s personal in nature, can completely side track you from your success path regardless of past. Sometimes I think one of my greatest weaknesses is that I see things too much as either black or white. There is a great deal of gray area out there that I must consider going forward.
4.
With recently implementing a new Customer Relationship Management and Billing system, at times my system knowledge was lacking. Therefore, it did present challenges to ensure I completely understood the overall impact to the end user and business unit. However, I made every effort to involve myself in the practices that would offer this knowledge and I also made every effort to ensure my understanding by asking appropriate questions, establishing follow up discussions as well as, participated in sessions that would further offer education.
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Sometimes I can be to detail oriented, I like things to be perfect, but then I realize I'm running short on time. So sometimes I can cut it close. I think that is an are of improvement. Realizing it is the best it is going to be.
Question 20 of 39
Have you had any difficulties in the past with a supervisor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have always been happy to say that I am that guy that the company makes an offer to retain myself when I feel it is time to move on , but it is natural to not always see eye to eye on every sitition with a supervisor. At the end of the day your supervisor is in thier role for a reason, to manage you. If we are not seeing eye to eye on something that I feel will impact business or our goals I will do my best to outline that with facts and present it in the proper format but your supervisor always makes the last call. I will say that many of my past supervisors have told me how they really enjoyed working with me because of my open communication with them. I always feel the more you can communicate the better your relationship and results of work you deliver will be.
2.
No, I have not. I get along well with everyone. When a situation presents itself where there may be issues I try to look for common ground and build on that.
3.
What trait in an another individual do you dislike the most? Tell me why and what type of impact this negative trait has.
4.
A difficulty i've had in the past with a supervisor was simply through miscommunication. When working with different managers, it is important from the get go to determine each others communication styles and the 'best practises' for sharing information.
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Over my 23 year professional career, I have had one Supervisor in which I found parts of their particular work style to present difficulties. Generally, I work well with any work style however, in this particular case the Manager lacked candor and professionalism. With that said, it presented challenges for the staff. However, I was able to work through these challenges by providing feedback, adjusting my approach and finding solutions that made it possible to have a professional work environment, limited the difficulties and ensured overall success.
Question 21 of 39
How would you describe yourself as your ability to work with a team?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Very much a team player, I love working with others who are good at what they do. I feel it gives me a sounding board to bounce things off of.
2.
I take over the team and make them bend to my brain power. Teamwork is for those who cannot succeed on their own merit. Besides, my IQ is above 160 and they often have a hard time organizing trivial thought.
3.
great
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I'm an excellent team leader and team member contributor because I care so much about building strong, productive relationships.
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I think I work well in a collaborative work environment. I listen, I share, I compromise and I am able to see both sides of the coin.
Question 22 of 39
Tell me why I should hire you.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I believe that I would be an asset to any company. I have a wealth of knowledge in both the HR field and Hotel Industry. I am able to make an impact immediately and get results as soon as I am in place.
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Because I'm here and your tired of interviewing. Show me the offer and I'll show you someone who makes you look good.
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I have a great work ethic and results driven. I will work diligently with all levels of the organization to meet or exceed all goals and objectives.
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I maintain good working relationship with other stakeholders. Is easily adaptable to changes and takeschallenges.
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I am successful, driven, ambitious, dynamic, goal driven, likes to be on stage, a winner, a team player.
Question 23 of 39
Why do you want to work for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Because this is clearly a company that desires to not only grow, but to be known for delivering outstanding products, customer experience, I want to work for a company that wants to not only deliver, but to deliver exceptionally.
2.
Because I need a job and you need an employee. That's what I call mutual ground. I'm no "yes man" and that alone should be enough.
3.
Your company has the strongest presence in the city and it is rapidly growing within the nation so I want to work for a company that has lots of potential for growth opportunities and long term satisfaction. This company has some of the best training programs so I like the fact it will continue to educate me throughout my career with White Lodging. I can personally connect with your core values because it relates to the values and goals I set to preserve for myself as well. Finally, I am excited for the direction the company is headed in and want to be a part of that.
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I know that this organization has the growth that I am looking for, offers a lot opportunity in this role and potential for future opportunities, is rated best place to work by the employees, fits my experience and background, offers solid benefits and salary structure and lastly I believe that I can offer a lot to the organization. I believe that I can make difference in your Contact Center and drive overall improvements that will add value to the organization, the customer and share holder.
5.
Great opportunity, smaller company that I can effect change.
Question 24 of 39
If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would look for a person with experience in sales, working with people, and customer service. Someone who is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done and someone who has untapped potential.
2.
Qualities are over-rated. Besides high qualities only lead to short tenures. I would look for someone who really needs the work and is a bit low on confidence. Then I would give them an arbitrary title so they feel empowered. A false sense of empowerment and a good title lead to employee longevity.
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Goal oriented, task oriented, go getter, high energy, enthusiatic, self starter, team player, overachiever, sales driven, money driven.
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I would look for someone who has utility experience, leadership experience, transformational leadership, change management and project management experience, the ability to lead people, be a team player, build experience within the organization among staff, a leader with a focus on customer experience and overall growth of the organization.
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Leardership, proven business accumen, ability to learn and pick up new information.
Question 25 of 39
Why did you decide to seek a position at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I really believe in what the company does. It is the type of company that I could see myself in 10 years, I really liked the job location, and the job description caught my attention.
2.
It was be the best decision for long term growth with the company because there are so many opportunities because of how many properties there are and being built.
3.
I wanted to be in an environment that was focused on growth, desired innovation to get there, and lastly had a team that was willing and ready to be challenged and work towards a common goal.
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I am interested in furthering my career and growing as a leader. Overall, I believe the organization fits my interests as well as, I believe I can offer value to the employees, customers and organization. Also, my interests are to relocate in the next 1-5 years to the Southern states on the East coast.
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I feel like my experience and education will match the needs of the position and I will a difference maker if given the opportunity.
Question 26 of 39
Give me an example of when you worked as part of a team. What was your contribution?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I was leader of the team. I directed the rest of the group to complete a task in a short amount of time. When had to unload boxes and restock shelves beofre closing and we only had an hour and a half left till closing time. The staff i had was only of three people. And I directed one to unload, and two including myself to unpack and reshelve. We mananged to finish before closing.
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give an example of when you worked as part of a team?
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My contribution was to come up with the concept for the theme. I first made sure that it would be creative and fun, but also appropriate. Then I proceeded to move forward with the plans I had in store for it.
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the coordinator who kept everyone on topic and on schedule
5.
Vue ensemble donne mandate assemble le tout make sure we deliver.
Question 27 of 39
How do you determine success at company XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Gaining and maintain top employees, loyal customers and emlpoyees with contribute to top market share which will result high performaces in market profit.
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Achievement of long term goals, measurable progress/growth based on the time you joined the company or certain position, and most importantly overall satisfaction for be me and my superiors.
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Sales, paycheck, knowing that I did all that I could to help my customers, my company, and did right for myself.
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First, I would measure the success based on my ability to achieve the success factors set by company XYZ. Secondly, I would measure the success against my professional growth plan and how I am progressing against those personal goals set for myself. In addition, as a leader within XYZ, I would measure the success factors of my team and the individual team members.
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The people and the compaines leaders if they setup a work environment where people can come in and do their job happily they can you just have to get out of their way. Leanr, contribute, grow thats what people look for in a job.
Question 28 of 39
What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for your career, while working at your last job at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Always improving my knowledge, learning from my collegue.
2.
I utilized Youtube and google sites to improve my skills with Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint. I asked my General Manager to evaluate my leadership style and skills within certain situations. I evaluated the feedback and found ways to apply it by getting to know my employees better on a personal level to build a stronger bond. I tried to implement ideas that were efficient and creative to move to department and company forward over time through training processes, development of the PBX Operator position, and hiring techniques to find better qualified employees.
3.
Leardership training, strategic planning.
4.
I have been focused on the success requirements of my current position at XYZ. In addition, I have taken and participated in several work related conferences that broaden my knowledge and learn from others as well as, have taken several courses that would support my current job requirements. In addition, I continue to seek guidance and support of informal mentors within the organization. I also seek opportunities that would broaden my knowledge and allow for additional experience within the organization.
5.
I am always trying to learn my bachelor's, I tried going for my CPA but did not work out since the timing was not right.
Question 29 of 39
Give me five words that best describe your performance at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Positive, responsive, innovative, friendly, smart
2.
Productive, Innovative, Integrity, Adaptable, Leader.
3.
Role model, decisive, excellence and collaborative.
4.
Excellence, self-less, determined, self motivated, quick learner.
5.
goal-oriented; resuls-oriented; leader; coach; tops;
Question 30 of 39
What skills have you acquired from your previous work experience at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I got really good at online recon. Tell me what you are looking for and I can tell you what "deal a day" site you want to go to. Also, I can show you how to implement spy bots and key loggers.
2.
1.) Influencing 2.) Taking large strategies and translating those into frameworks that diverse businesses can work from. 3.) Improved communication skills.
3.
Resource utilization, further creativity, strategic planning and thinking, decision making, crisis management and leadership skills.
4.
Time management, interpersonal, organization, stronger communication, learning to deal with a team, learning to deal in more complex team dependent situations that required patience.
5.
Really got a great handle on the supply chain side of things as that process has changed drastically in the past 5 years.
Question 31 of 39
Describe the most significant presentation you had to complete?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Every quarter we have a region meeting and need to set up the agenda and deliver all pertinent messages important to the corporation to all region leaders.
2.
Facilitating the new hire orientation program. I had to research a significant amount of information then go back and evaluate it with team members to make sure it remained consistent. Then strategically plan how to execute this based on the amount of information that needed to be presented and how much time would be allowed for it. Then presenting everything about our companies Identity, core values, products, services, staff, and expectations for over 4 hours for 2 days while still maintaining my normal responsibilities a the Front Office Manager.
3.
Creating a report that will display to operations the costs being charged to rigs from yard, trucking, welders, mechanic hours.
4.
I was responsible for implementing system enhancements to drive Call Center and Operations efficiencies after our system implementation. This involved the ability to determine the most critical and significant key drivers and immediate improvements needed. The presentation of this information was presented to the Vice President of Customer Care and the success of that presentation allowed for the implementation of two capital projects; $200K.
5.
university
Question 32 of 39
What parts of your education do you see are relevant to this position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
computer knowledge and math skills
2.
All of it because I have a degree that pertains to the position I am applying for. Even the basic classes that I took work for me everyday because I utilize it for calculating, networking, in conversation for general knowledge, and in coaching others to develop their potential.
3.
Cost accounting, intermediate accounting.
4.
Based on the role, I would say that the education received during the course of my 23 year career with employee development, project management and overall leadership skills would be the most relevant to this position.
5.
Total quality managment, process improvements,
Question 33 of 39
Which part of work did you like best at XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
concluding big ticket competetive deals where you have other competetors who are also interested in this same deal but you use your dexterity in relationship to win the ticket
2.
Aspect concret reel comp├ętition.
3.
I like the fact that I was able to communicate with such a high volume of diverse people, both internal and external. I have grown so much from personal and professional interactions I have had because of the industry I work in. I also love the limitless potential hospitality provides because it is so diverse. One moment I could be relocating to a new region with different currency as well as people, or be in a role that challenges me to be more creative and meet deadlines with a team of talented people. The sky is the limit but I am passionate about what I do.
4.
reading great "thank you" letters from satisfied clients
5.
Learning about the disease. of course my customers. I love to sell and have so much fun.
Question 34 of 39
Were you the best person in your unit at company XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If I was would I be here? Is there a camera somewhere or are you serious?
2.
No
3.
I gave my best each and everyday, so I know I was above average at least.
4.
I thought so. WE have many talented people in my unit i was just part of the team that helped get the job done.
5.
I was a difference maker definitely but I believe we are only as good as our team.
Question 35 of 39
What prompted you to study this field?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
what prompted you to study
2.
Took an introductory course on communication field and decided to pursue the communication field where I can teach, train, and develop others around me.
3.
passion for helping start-up business
4.
The diversity of opportunities I could potentially be exposed to. It also seemed fun and related to my personal character in a work environment.
5.
I was always great with excel, loved math, love the business administration piece of it where we get to see how to reduce costs and also recommend missed opportunities for more revenue.
Question 36 of 39
Give me five words that best describe your performance at your previous employment.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Professional, results driven, accurate, enthusiastic, and compassionate.
2.
Not good so I'm here.
3.
Not good open to try
4.
Leader. Driven. Passionate. Resilient. Development.
5.
Collaborative, mentor, leader, producer, innovative.
Question 37 of 39
Tell me about a time you had to communicate information to a group of people?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
when i did a presentation at school i had to talk to a group of people in order to get my point across
2.
We had to communicate that our marketing budget had been cut and that the business would be in a period of non-growth. This of course amongst rumours of selling off the business created uneasiness and discomfort and threatened productivity. I worked with a cross-functional team to develop a system to deal with various types of messaging. It dictated: Channels of message delivery and follow-up, talking points for the senior managers, and encouraged the business to act quickly. This framework was communicated so that all staff new what a Red communication, Amber, Green meant. This transparency and the speed with which messages were delivered, meant that rumours didn't have time to hatch, and that there was an expectation of honesty.
3.
Training on a key roll-out of how we replenish the sales floor. Had to communicate to complete online training module. Did small group training sessions with peer group and key direct reports and team members. Followed up execution by working side by side during roll out. Submitted information and key finds to district peers to share knowledge learned.
4.
I had to communicate information for the Front Office department during our Guest Satisfaction Committee meetings. I had to analyze and evaluate and variety of information for our guest index. I communicated areas of improvement, what our strongest points were, and guest feedback and what we could do to either maintain the consistency or achieve our goals.
5.
Vat, inservice, surgeon, while during a procedure.
Question 38 of 39
What do you know about our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I know you don't utilize a really good potential employee filter. What do you know about me?
2.
It was founded in 2005 by xxxx, has a workforce of xxxx, is ranked in the top 100 employers for xyz city and is a place I wish to work because it is considered an excellent company.
3.
You are young, talent hungry and looking for the best in the industry that can deliver what the company motto has been pushing for.
4.
Leader in the storage industry. Believe in meeting sales goals thru customer satisfaction. Rewards employees with competitive pay and topgrading system.
5.
I know that Bruce White is the founder of the company and he started it off with one hotel in Indianapolis in 1985. Your mission statement is about maximizing every asset including people. Your vision is to be the leading managing, owner, and developer in hospitality and your goal for this year is to reach 160 hotel properties across the nation. Your core values are teamwork, leadership excellence, growth, accountability, and ethics.
Question 39 of 39
What tasks did you complete at company XYZ?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
i completed mail work assignment ahead of time and i finished sorter and labeling mail on time i was on top of my work and meet deadlinesnes
2.
All tasks assigned to me as they were goal oriented and we could only be paid if the matter was completed and billed.
3.
Payroll, staffing, performance management, recruitment, daily manager on duty shifts, problem solving daily operations, analysis of reporting, supervising vendor control, company regulations.
4.
I developed and trained all front office personnel to operate within both properties. Participated in the selection of staff members, prepared schedules, and supervised workloads. I evaluated job performance, monitored feedback through Trip Advisor and Medallia. I resolved guest issues, maximized room revenue, occupancy, and worked within the allocated budget.
5.
Invoicing, credit checks, aging report, allocate costs, accruals, metrics.
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