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If given this opportunity, how long will it take for you to make a significant contribution to our company? What will be your first area of focus?
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It is best to have a really specific answer for this question. Is there a problem that you can solve for them? Do you see an area for improvement? Discuss this with the hiring manager.
Answer examples
"I realize that the biggest struggle for your company has been hitting production targets in this particular facility. The first significant contribution that I would like to make would be to make specific changes to the advanced training program for your production team."

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If given this opportunity, how long will it take for you to make a significant contribution to our company? What will be your first area of focus?
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After I know what is expected of me and if there is any training involved right away.
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I will do my best from day one and I hopefully a difference can be seen within 3 months.
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Within the first week or two I could start to make a difference.
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3 months I would have familiarised my self with the company standards.
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From the first day I start I will give my all to make a difference with what I do and learn.
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As soon as I am more informed and equipped with the surrounding of the company.
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What will I been involved in when I start the job? This will determine how quick I can make a contribution.
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It depends how the company treats their employers.
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I'm confident that when I completed my 1st inspection on statutory equipment, the trainee inspectors will be able to see and learned how to perform the task and how to complete a inspection report.