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24 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated January 6th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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How would your previous manager describe you?
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The interviewer would like to know what your previous supervisor would say about you. When you answer this question, you can draw from any feedback from previous performance reviews that you think would be helpful and appropriate. Keep your answer brief and positive.
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Top 20 Quality Control Inspector Interview Questions with Full Content
1.
How would your previous manager describe you?
The interviewer would like to know what your previous supervisor would say about you. When you answer this question, you can draw from any feedback from previous performance reviews that you think would be helpful and appropriate. Keep your answer brief and positive.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My previous manager would often compliment me on my ability to stay organized through the busiest times. I believe he would also say that I am a very cooperative employee, reliable and knowledgeable in quality control processes."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My previous boss and I had a great working relationship. We were in sync when it came to accomplishing things we needed to do in our department. We scheduled weekly touch base meetings to stay current on our progress and address any issues that came up along the way. I learned a lot from them on leadership while adding great value to the team."
2.
Why are you the best candidate for the job?
The interviewer would like to know why you think you are the strongest candidate for the role. This is a great time to match the qualities that you have with the qualities they have requested in their job posting or internal job description.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I feel that I am the strongest candidate for the job because I bring everything that you are looking for in your next QC Inspector. In addition to possessing these qualities, I also speak three languages which allow me to work well with many of your temporary foreign workers."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My new education and interest in your product make me an excellent match for this position. I am good at what I do, motivated, and I an excellent team player. This is an exciting opportunity for me to hit the ground running. Happy employees are more productive and trust me; I would be thrilled to work here."
3.
What is the most rewarding part of being a Quality Control Inspector?
The interviewer would like to know what you enjoy most about your role as a QC Inspector. Often, the part of the job that you love most is what you are also best at. The hiring manager is looking for further insight into what you like most and are best at. Tell the interviewer what you love most about your career.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"For me, the most rewarding part of being a QC Inspector is that I can help a company create an unbeatable product. It's always an exciting challenge to be the best in your industry, and that is what drives me."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe the most rewarding part of being a Quality Control Inspector will be playing my part in helping my company to be profitable through accomplishing high standards of quality."
4.
Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
The interviewer would like to know how you process big decisions. Making big decisions is a large part of being a QC Inspector. Tell the hiring manager about a time when you had to do just that. What did you consider before implementing your decision?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Last year I did have to shut down the production line. The product was not turning out as planned and the quality was not up to our company standards. It was a difficult decision. A lot of money was at stake. I concluded by asking myself if I would be proud of the product? The answer was no, so I shut it down."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I have not been responsible for any large decisions like this, as I recently started my career in Quality Control. With that said, I would follow the company's protocols when it came to product standards. If those standards were not being me, I would follow the process of shutting down the production line."
5.
Do you see yourself growing your career with our organization for the long term? Why or why not?
The interviewer would like to know if you plan on staying with their company long term. If you have a history of jumping from job to job, this is a fundamental question to master. Show the hiring manager that you are capable of committing long-term and tell them why you feel their company will be 'the one' for years to come.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I can see myself growing with your organization for the long term. After learning more about your business, I see a solid fit. I am looking for the opportunity to grow with a company where I can promote my skills and offers me further training as well. Knowing your organization offers this, makes it an incredibly attractive opportunity."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I do see myself growing my career here. I would like to be supervising or managing a team of my own in the next few years. I feel like I could progress here at a rate that will make this a possibility."
6.
Briefly tell me about your career as a Quality Control Inspector. Highlight some of your career wins and prouder accomplishments.
This is your opportunity to bring your resume to life for the hiring manager. It is usually easiest to start from the beginning of your career, working to your most recent experience. Be sure to include your reasons for leaving previous jobs, if applicable. Give a solid overview but avoid lingering on this question for more than a couple of minutes. You don't want to ramble!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I began my career with Company X right after graduating from University. In that role, my biggest accomplishment was being promoted after just two months time. I left there after five years when Company Z offered me a bigger opportunity. I've been there ever since. My proudest accomplishments in this role include increasing our employee retention rate by 24% and decreasing accidents by 12% overall."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am a recent graduate from XYZ University and completed my practicum with Company ABC just last month. I mentored under the QC Manager there for three months and learned a great deal on CAD/CAM. I look forward to gaining more career wins with your organization."
7.
As a Quality Control Inspector, how do you ensure that your time is managed well each day?
Staying on target with your goals and deadlines is incredibly important as a QC Inspector. Tell the hiring manager how you stay focused in a role where multitasking is required.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"When I arrive to work every morning the first thing I do is review any incident reports from the overnight shift. Once I have completed that, I do a walk through on the floor. I do multitask but not to the point where it is a distraction. I also do not leave until my tasks are done for the day. You will never see me pushing something back for the following day."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I will ensure that my time is managed well by having a full understanding of my next day's activities. I also use a couple of great organization apps such as Google Calendar and Evernote."
8.
List the steps that you would take before implementing an important change on the job.
The interviewer would like to know that you can make calculated and analytical decisions. Being able to make an educated analysis before taking action is an essential skill to have. Tell the hiring manager about the methods you choose before implementing change.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Before I implement change on the job, I will do a full risk vs. reward analysis. I would then consult my superiors and look for similar case studies from other facilities. Then, I would put out a facility-wide memo, outlining the pending changes just to prepare my staff. Finally, I will then bring in the necessary experts to train my staff on the changes, if required."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Implementing change is a big deal, and you first need to ensure that your team is buying into the changes. Next, I would ensure that the entire team is on board with the change and that our internal software programs supported the change."
9.
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
Perhaps you have led a club at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. You should always be prepared to show the interviewer that you have a natural ability to lead others. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, you must display to the interviewer that you are capable of handling the responsibility that comes with being a leader and mentor.

Talk about your desire to be a leader. Share with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be a face of the organization when challenges arise.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"In my current position, I am the president of the social committee. I love that I have the opportunity to encourage employee engagement while being a positive influence on the workplace culture. I am a natural leader because I start with leading by example. As a leader, I make myself available to others who need mentor-ship, a bit of assistance in adjusting to their role, or just a listening ear when they've had a tough day. I am confident in my leadership abilities and look forward to joining your team in a leadership role."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I do see myself as a leader. I currently oversee the 2nd shift production line. I monitor host team meetings, disseminate information, monitor performance, approve scheduling and time sheets, etc."
10.
Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.
The interviewer would like to know if you are the type to set achievable goals for yourself. It's important for the hiring manager to see that you can set personal and career goals and then dedicate yourself to achieving those goals. A career-related goal/achievement is always best.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"This year I set a goal for myself to successfully hire and train three new production workers and ensure an 87% retention rate in our production department. I dedicated myself to training these employees and kept a closer beat in that department. We closed the year at a 94% retention rate, and I was very pleased with this success."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"The greatest goal I set was to graduate University as an honors student while still working full time in a related field. I was top of my class, and working full time. Reaching this goal showed me that I could dedicate myself to my career, and reach the goals that I set for myself. It felt great to accomplish so much and be recognized for my dedication."
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