When have you received criticism? How do you handle criticism?
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Receiving feedback on the job is not a negative thing. Be sure to tell the hiring manager about a time when you have recently been coached by a supervisor or mentor. How did you take it, and how did you implement the criticism?
"I am good at receiving feedback from my team. A few months ago, during a performance review, my supervisor asked me to update my skills in SAP. I realized that since my promotion I didn't use the program as often anymore, and I was getting a bit rusty. I was sure to practice it in the coming days and was back to a more than acceptable standard shortly after."
If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?
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During your interview process, have you noticed any potential changes that could be made to increase the company's productivity? This is a great time to talk about what you would like to see as a QC Manager. Beware of not cutting the company down but do make some suggestions in a respectful manner.
"After our first interview I went home and took note of some of the activity that I saw on the production line during the tour. One way that I would like to make a difference is by creating a team environment with the production workers. Many safety issues are resolved simply by creating a stronger teamwork based environment. That is certainly one way that I could quickly make an impact if hired."
Being able to prioritize and manage multiple urgent needs at once is a really important skill. Show the interviewer you are capable of doing this by talking about how you manage your day.
"My way of prioritizing my work will include starting each day with a full review of production needs. I will review which tasks, when left undone, will cost the company the most in losses. The bottom line is always the priority. From there, I move down the list and manage my day."
Let the interviewer know that you work well under pressure by giving an example or talking about a time when you were acknowledged for your ability to do so.
"I do work very well under pressure. My previous supervisor at ABC Company commented quite frequently on my ability to remain calm during stressful situations. I can easily look at a problem with a keen eye to see what the root truly is which helps me to stay calm under pressure."
When answering this question be sure to talk about what you hope for yourself for the future and how that can fit into what the company is looking for from you long term.
"Over time, I would like to grow my experience to include being the quality control manager for multiple sites. I am hoping to expand my education to also include a Project Management certificate so that I can offer more to my employer."
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About Quality Control Manager
September 6th, 2018
A quality control manager is responsible for making sure that all products meet the required standards before they are released to the consumer. Every company sets their own standards in terms of quality and efficiency of their products or services. It is then the responsibility of the quality control manager to put the product through a variety of tests. It is given the okay to be launched only if every requirement is met. As part of their job, quality control managers liaise between production departments and management and they also work on devising techniques and strategies to improve manufacturing processes to improve the quality of the goods.
A bachelors degree in business, engineering or a science-related field is the minimum qualification necessary for anyone looking to work as a quality control manager. Advanced education or completing a specialty course in a particular industry can help you get higher paying jobs in the industry of your choice. As a quality control manager, you must also be familiar with the industry that you wish to work in. Completing an internship under an experienced quality control manager will help you get valuable on the job experience which is the best way to learn the finer nuances of the job.
At your interview for a quality control manager position, it is important to emphasize your attention to detail and your ability to set and achieve high quality standards. Give concrete examples of how you achieved results in your earlier experience as a quality control manager or even while interning. Familiarize yourself with likely questions by going through quality control manager mock interview questions. Practicing answers to commonly asked questions will boost your confidence and your chances of bagging the job.