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20 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brown

Updated August 21st, 2018
Question 1 of 20
Do you prefer working independently or collaboratively?
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How to Answer
Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the work involved. At the time of the interview, you should know whether this position mostly entails independent or collaborative work. As such, should the position entails independent work, you should answer this question by saying you prefer independent work. Should the position entails collaborative work, you should answer this question by saying you prefer collaborative work.

Should you not answer adequately as per the duties involved, you may be automatically disqualified - for instance, if you answer you prefer collaborative work and dislike independent work when applying for a position that mostly entails independent duties. Not only will this show you are unsuitable for this position as you did not do your due diligence beforehand (as you did not read the job posting before applying for the position (nor before the interview)), but the interviewer may also believe you are simply looking for any job without being serious about working for this company particularly.
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1.
Do you prefer working independently or collaboratively?
Ensure to review the job posting before the interview to familiarize yourself with the work involved. At the time of the interview, you should know whether this position mostly entails independent or collaborative work. As such, should the position entails independent work, you should answer this question by saying you prefer independent work. Should the position entails collaborative work, you should answer this question by saying you prefer collaborative work.

Should you not answer adequately as per the duties involved, you may be automatically disqualified - for instance, if you answer you prefer collaborative work and dislike independent work when applying for a position that mostly entails independent duties. Not only will this show you are unsuitable for this position as you did not do your due diligence beforehand (as you did not read the job posting before applying for the position (nor before the interview)), but the interviewer may also believe you are simply looking for any job without being serious about working for this company particularly.

Ryan's Answer
"I pride myself on my team playing skills as I sincerely enjoy working with others toward a common goal. However, I prefer working independently as it is easier for me to allocate my time and resources."
2.
How would your references describe you?
Answer this question by mentioning how respectful, reliable, and how much of a hard warder you are, notwithstanding any challenges you may face.

Ryan's Answer
"My references would say that I am a hard worker who thrives on challenges and who works tireless to meet deadlines. They would also say that I am a committed and reliable individual who remains highly respectful and professional at all times."
3.
What do you look forward to the most in this position?
Always review the job description before an interview. Answer this question by mentioning one or some of the duties you look forward to the most by selecting one or several duties from the job posting. Thereafter, link this preference - or these preferences - to your own experience in a similar capacity, where applicable, to demonstrate you already possess the required experience for this role.

Ryan's Answer
"I look forward to (X data collection duty listed on the job posting) as I have extensive experience in that area. For instance, while employed for (X company) as (X position title), I (X further information proving your successful experience and matching this particular duty)."
4.
Why do you enjoy sifting through data?
The interviewer wants to ensure you have good data collection skills and that you can remain motivated. Answer this question by providing an example of such skills in another position as for employers, past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior. Add the reasons why you enjoy the data collection process to demonstrate you will remain motivated to do the work.

Ryan's Answer
"I thoroughly enjoy sifting through data because (X reasons, such as considering data as pieces of a larger puzzle, and so on). I pride myself on my excellent data collection skills. For instance, in my last role at (X company), I regularly had to sift through data in my position of (X position title). I (.... X further information re: projects or duties successfully undertaken involving significant data collection). "
5.
Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Data Collector?
Tell the interviewer what motivated you to pursue this career and apply for this position specifically. Answer this question by mentioning, e.g., how passionate you are about this field and why.

Ryan's Answer
"I decided to pursue a career as a Data Collector because I (X reasons, such as having a passion for this career and/or a parent in this role). Furthermore, as I am highly meticulous and detail-oriented, I know I am in the right field."
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