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17 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 17
What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
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How to Answer
Which aspects of being an Able Seaman are most interesting to you? What keeps you interested in your work from day to day? Talk to the hiring manager about the most enjoyable points of this career.

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Question 2 of 17
If you saw a fellow seaman doing something unsafe what would you do?
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Tell the hiring manager how you would handle a sensitive situation such as this.

"As an Able Seaman, safety is most important. The health of the entire crew depends on safety being treated as a top priority. If I saw a fellow seaman doing something unsafe I would immediately report it, according to our given guidelines."
Question 3 of 17
What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?
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Take the hiring manager through your experience, highlighting the maintenance tasks that you are most experienced in.

Question 4 of 17
How well to you respond to authority even when you may not agree with their decision?
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Talk to the hiring manager about your willingness to answer to authority. Give an example of a time when you may not have agreed with a decision, but respected their authority anyways.

Question 5 of 17
Tell me about your previous employment. How have these previous experiences helped you prepare for a career at sea?
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Briefly describe your work experience outside of your time in the Navy as an Able Seaman.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 03/13/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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