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Animal Shelter Worker Interview

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?

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How to Answer: What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer? For an Animal Shelter Worker Interview.

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    What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?

      How to Answer

      This animal shelter is likely non-profit, operating strictly on municipal funds and donations. This is why the interviewer will want to hear about ways in which you have been able to help a previous employer to save money. Discuss a time when you helped your employer to cut costs.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My biggest cost reducing plan was to source new suppliers for our animal food and cleaning supplies. By doing some extra research, I was able to bring costs down by 20% in less than one year by switching vendors."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "The greatest cost-cutting measurement that I accomplished at work was in my retail sales position. I made new suggestions for theft prevention. Since we implemented some of my suggestions our loss, due to theft, has decreased 12%."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am tremendously conscious of costs and spending since I have managed two other shelters in the past. I understand that funds are low in this industry. The biggest impact that I have made in the past was through onboarding more volunteers and changing vendors for supplies. These changes saved us over $30K last year."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Even though I wasn't in charge of the budget, I played an important role in time management for my employer. I led by example how to make efficient use of downtime, which in turn helped the business to be more productive and profitable."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Great example! Employers are always looking at opportunities to cut down on costs, and it sounds like you impacted your employer in a positive way.

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