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1. Do you have any plans for continued education?
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2 of 25
Tell me about a significant achievement in your life?
 
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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.
 
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What have you accomplished that shows your initiative and willingness to work?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Give me a reason to hire you from a specific performance at XYZ?
 
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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 .
 
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Perhaps the best example is the most immediate one - I cold called you and managed to impress you positively.
 
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What were your strengths while working for company ZYX?
 
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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.
 
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my strength were i was a hard worker i was company oriented and team player
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to work as a group
 
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7 of 25
What motivated you at XYZ to put forth your best effort?
 
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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.
 
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be part of a solid team where each pulled their wieght, plus good compensation
 
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Give me a specific time at XYZ when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem?
 
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Negetiated a better position for the company by waiving routing service charges
 
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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.
 
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How well do you deal with conflict? What conflicts were you involved in at XYZ?
 
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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.
 
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I deal with conflicts as a solution. I dont see them as conflicts but as a misinformed. so i work on informing not conflicting
 
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10 of 25
What happened during this course of time at company XYZ, where you missed your sales target?
 
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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.
 
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I was following the president's request on an approach and it didn't work.
 
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11 of 25
What were long term goals while working for XYX, how did they pan out? Is that why you are here today?
 
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To rise to the top at the company in due time, but the company went under
 
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My long term goals were to work for the company as many years as it allowed me to grow but the company went under.
 
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If you could do so, what would you change about your college career?
 
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I am pretty happy with my college choice.
 
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I would change my major
 
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How has work at XYZ changed you as a person?
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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Tell me about a time at XYZ when you had to think on your feet to extricate yourself from a difficult situation?
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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What are your best qualities from company XYZ?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Tell me about a time when you set a challenging goal for yourself, at XYZ? How did it go? Would you do anything differently?
 
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Landing a big client. I would do more homework and develop a solid strategy
 
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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.
 
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Give an example of a time in which you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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 achieve a common goal?
 
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What were your weaknesses at XYZ?
 
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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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Have you had any difficulties in the past with a supervisor?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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How would you describe yourself as your ability to work with a team?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Tell me why I should hire you.
 
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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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Why do you want to work for us?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?
 
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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.
 
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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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Why did you decide to seek a position at XYZ?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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