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Question 1 of 10
Why do you want a career as an auto body worker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Because I love to see cars look brand new again and see the faces of people when they get there car back in new condition.
2.
I love the work place and love seeing cars look brand new again.
3.
Its a career I would enjoy.
4.
I fell in love with cars at 14 when my dad had me help him rebuild a motor. Ever since then I've wanted to learn all that I could about cars. My dad is a good mechanic, but he doesn't know body work, so ever since I helped him rebuild that first motor I decided I wanted to become an auto body technician.
5.
Because of my skills and klnowladge and I like to see cars look good again.
6.
Because I enjoy working with my hands and with cars and the market is on high demands for auto body tech.
7.
Because I love working with cars.
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Question 2 of 10
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Employee or customer was not being polite.
Question 3 of 10
What was your greatest accomplishment as an auto body worker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
When I rebuilt a floor pan to a Infiniti.
2.
Painting my first doors, primer, base and clear. They looked perfect, there was perfect coverage and no runs. I work to be proud of all of my work. No matter how big or how small the job is, it all is an accomplishment to me and makes me very happy.
Question 4 of 10
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I can be the best that I can be in this company.
2.
Because of my strong work ethic and my skills and knowledge in auto body technology.
3.
I work hard, I am an excellent problem solver, I am a happy person, even though I am learning, I have a huge will to learn, and I'm easy to be around and easy going. I will be at the very top of the list of the hardest workers in the shop.
4.
I have certificates that meet your qualifications.
Question 5 of 10
Describe a situation where other people who you were working with did not agree with your ideas. What did you do?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Did what I do and do it anyway and then they like what I did.
2.
When I sold GM parts, we were switching everything over from book logs and orders to online logs and orders. I had several suggestions that I felt would make the process easier or faster. I politely explained them to my boss. Rarely he would agree we could try it, when he didn't agree, I simply said ok and did what he told me to do, how he told me to do it.
Question 6 of 10
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Get upset and cry about it.
2.
I get as much things done as I can take work more seriously.
3.
Explain to my supervisor if there was extra parts that were bad, or something giving me a hard time. And since I work hard and smart, hope that he/she understands I've worked as hard as I'm capable of and ran into issues that were out of my hands.
4.
Go to my team leader explain what I found get a quote on labor and.
5.
Let an employee or supervisor know that you had a family emergency or death in the family.
Question 7 of 10
Tell me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
When I was working a wheel housing and my classmate took over and messed it up I was kind of disappointed but he tried to help which was nice.
2.
When this one guy was being a lil baby about everything slapped him with spatula.
3.
When a class member took over my project and messed it up. I was upset but it was nice of him to try to help.
4.
When technicians work for a body shop, I believe we are a team. There is a lot of heavy lifting in a shop, mechanic or body work, it only takes a few moments to help your teammate (coworker) lift a bed, lift a hood, hang a door etc. The only time I have had a difficulty with a coworker is when he refused to help 3 of us put a bed back on a truck frame. And I handled that situation by very politely ignoring his rude no and snard remarks, and going to my boss, politely explaining the situation so that it was in his hands and not mine. I will always avoid a confrontation with a coworker.
5.
When I seen some one take a short cut on a job and I explain to them what could happen but he argue with me and sent the car out and it was sent back because the customer wasn't happy with the quality of this person work.
Question 8 of 10
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User-Submitted Answers
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By thinking clearly and making sure I categorize every thing I do. Take pictures if nessary.
2.
Check off work that I have done.
3.
By going through steps and categorize everything that I did taking pics also helps.
4.
I will ask my supervisor or boss what is the priority jobs, and I will work as hard as I am physically capable of to finish what needs done in whatever order my supervisor says.
5.
By making a to do list and charting my down times and operation time.
6.
Write down notes or leave notes in your phone.
Question 9 of 10
What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
The ones that are understanding and nice to everyone.
2.
A hard working one one to push my abilities future.
3.
I work very well under pressure, however I appreciate being treated well. If I am treated well, I will guarantee I will work harder than any other technician in a shop.
4.
The kind that support you and if you need help they there for you and if you make a mistake they'll work with you side by side to correct the mistake and show you where you went wrong.
Question 10 of 10
As an Auto Body Worker, what do you believe is your best asset?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
My best asset is that I have the qualifications to do the job.

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