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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 21st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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Give me an example of your decision making skills.
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The interviewer wants to ensure you have good decision making skills and that you are comfortable with duties involving decision making.

Answer this question by providing an example of your decision making skills in another position as for employers, past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior.
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1.
Give me an example of your decision making skills.
The interviewer wants to ensure you have good decision making skills and that you are comfortable with duties involving decision making.

Answer this question by providing an example of your decision making skills in another position as for employers, past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior.

Rachelle's Answer
"I pride myself on my excellent decision making skills. For instance, in my last role at (X company) as (X position title), I regularly had to make decisions on the spot for my clients (X further information pertaining to your decision making skills and how the situation in question improved as a result of your skills)."
2.
What goals have you set for yourself this year?
Tell the interviewer about your goals as a professional, related to the company you are applying for, and by ensuring to emphasize you wish to grow within the organization. The interviewer wants to ensure you will commit to the employer and will not leave should another opportunity present itself at another company.

It is mandatory to review the company website and social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the company, industry and services offered.

Rachelle's Answer
"I wish to grow within the company and acquire further skills related to video production. I hope to become an expert in my field."
3.
What type of producer to you hope to eventually be?
Tell the interviewer about your goals as a Video Producer related to the company you are applying for, and by ensuring to emphasize you wish to grow within the organization. The interviewer wants to ensure you will commit to the employer and will not leave should another opportunity presents itself at another company.

It is mandatory to review the company website and social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the company, industry and services offered.

Rachelle's Answer
"In a few years, I would love to have moved up the ladder, having acquired managerial skills and managing a team of professionals, so as to ultimately be recognized as a visionary in my field. I also saw on your website that you (X initiative/program that sparked your interest). This is a program/initiative I would also love to get involved in as I am extremely passionate about this program/initiative and I would love to lead such an initiative."
4.
Tell me about your most successful leadership experience.
If the interviewer asks such a question, it is likely that the position entails leadership duties - current or future, which will most of the time already be outlined on the job posting. As such, he/she will assume you applied to this role upon having adequately read the job posting, and that you have an interest in leadership/team management and/or some sort of leadership/team management experience.

Tell the interviewer about your most successful leadership or team management experience, should you have any, in a professional, volunteer, or educational capacity (alternatively). Should you have none, mention that you are more than willing to gain leadership skills and would love to take on a leadership role - and why you are a good leader.

Do your best to provide an example related to the position/industry you applied for, as much as possible. If you cannot do so, provide any example by telling the interviewer you are positive your skills will easily be transferable.

Rachelle's Answer
"I have lead a team of individuals when working as (X position title) for (X organization). In this role, I was responsible for ten representatives and (X further related responsibilities including, e.g., the management of numerous duties on a short deadline). I realize this particular experience is not related to this position, however the team management skills acquired in this role will highly benefit me in this position at your company. I thoroughly enjoyed taking on a leadership role as I love leading team members to success."
5.
How do you or would you handle disputes within a team?
This answer provides information as to your conflict resolution skills. Answer this question by outlining how you would take your colleagues points of view into consideration while respectfully expressing your position.

It is important to always remain respectful notwithstanding the disputes and always keep the company's best interests in mind.

Rachelle's Answer
"Should conflict take place, I would listen to my colleagues to take their position into consideration, and would then politely explain my own position. The goal is for all team members to feel they are being heard, that they matter, and for the dispute to be resolved in a timely fashion."
6.
Tell me what you consider your greatest strengths.
Tell the interviewer your greatest strengths which will benefit you in this position specifically.

Rachelle's Answer
"I am a quick learner, a hard worker and I am incredibly persistent. I do not hesitate to go above and beyond to get the work done, and I am more than available to work after hours if necessary to meet deadlines."
7.
What duties do you consider the most challenging on our posting?
Answer this question by mentioning the voice production duties you have considered the most challenging - or consider challenging based upon the job posting, while expressing your previously acquired skills that will enable you to nevertheless successfully complete those duties.

Rachelle's Answer
"(X duty you consider challenging on the job posting) is one I consider challenging as I never had to perform this duty. However, I am positive I will successfully be able to perform this duty due to my (X acquired skills or X experience that will enable you to succeed in this role - such as video production skills acquired in a previous position). I am sure I can easily transfer these skills acquired in this role to this position."
8.
Tell me about your educational qualifications and how they will contribute to your success in this role.
Tell the interviewer the degrees and certifications that you have, by emphasizing the ones that will help you succeed in this role.

Rachelle's Answer
"I have a Bachelor's degree in X from the University of X and a Video Production Certificate from the University of X. Based upon these courses of study, I know that these qualifications will undoubtedly help me be highly successful on the job."
9.
How do you ensure that you are meeting deadlines?
Tell the interviewer about your time management and organizational skills.

Rachelle's Answer
"I always meet deadlines because I am extremely organized and do not wait at the last minute to get started on projects. I use lists and calendar reminders to ensure I do not forget anything and I review these lists daily."
10.
Where do you see yourself in three years from now, or where would you like to be?
Provide an honest answer and do not hesitate to mention you would be open to eventually moving up the ladder should the opportunity arise, i.e., that growth opportunities will be more than welcome.

This will demonstrate you have leadership skills, a willingness to learn beyond your original job scope, and a desire to commit to your employer.

Rachelle's Answer
"I see myself working for the same employer, being established and having grown with the organization and contribute to the bottom line. I hope to keep learning and being given the opportunity to prove myself as a valuable team member."
11.
How do you evaluate success?
Answer this question by mentioning what constitutes success for you, such as meeting all deadlines, being recognized as a team player by your employer, and so on.

Do not mention monetary incentives. The objective is to show the interviewer you wish to grow as a professional, not simply be rewarded monetarily.

Rachelle's Answer
"Success is meeting my daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals and being recognized as a hardworking professional by my employer. The company's success is my success. I also value becoming the best in my field."
12.
What excites you the most about this position?
Tell the interviewer the aspects of the job that excites you the most (based upon the job description) and why. Link your answer with some of your qualifications to demonstrate you are suited for this role.

Rachelle's Answer
"Being the main point of contact for all matters related to video production is very exciting because I love being responsible for the management and success of projects and having the ability to use my vision. I also know that my educational and professional qualifications have prepared me for this role and will help me be a highly successful Video Producer."
13.
Tell me about your ability to handle stress and pressure.
Tell the interviewer what you do to handle situations calmly despite the high stress level by providing an example to support your position.

Rachelle's Answer
"I always remain calm and look for ways to be more efficient. For instance, if there is an unexpected deadline, I will determine what can be done to ensure the deadline can be met, I will write down the steps to take to ensure successful completion and will delegate a few tasks if necessary. In brief, I am always ready to adjust my approach because stressful situations are bound to occur in a professional environment."
14.
Tell me about the most successful production you have worked on.
Answer by mentioning a production you worked on that was a success, and the areasons why. Ensure to mention what you did to contribute to the success of the production which will show the interviewer you will use similar skills in this job.

Rachelle's Answer
"The production I consider the most successful is (X successful production). I think it was so successful due to the great team work and great commitment of all parties involved. A production involves a lot of people and every task matter. This is why I am very committed to every project as I am part of the collective and know each task affects the finished product."
15.
Tell me about a conflict you had with a superior and how you resolved the situation.
Tell the interviewer about your experience with a difficult superior and how you handled the situation.

Rachelle's Answer
"I once worked with a superior who did not provide any timeline for the projects he assigned to me, yet became extremely agitated when I did not deliver within a few hours. As I had no idea he had such timelines in mind, I requested a meeting with him to tell him about my concerns and that I can absolutely adjust to tight deadlines, however I require prior adequate notice so that I can organize my days accordingly and delegate other duties if necessary - and that I cannot anticipate he would want something done right away upon receipt. He told me he did not realize he had provided unclear instructions and promised to be more clear in the future, which he were."
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Interview Questions
  1. Give me an example of your decision making skills.
  2. What goals have you set for yourself this year?
  3. What type of producer to you hope to eventually be?
  4. Tell me about your most successful leadership experience.
  5. How do you or would you handle disputes within a team?
  6. Tell me what you consider your greatest strengths.
  7. What duties do you consider the most challenging on our posting?
  8. Tell me about your educational qualifications and how they will contribute to your success in this role.
  9. How do you ensure that you are meeting deadlines?
  10. Where do you see yourself in three years from now, or where would you like to be?
  11. How do you evaluate success?
  12. What excites you the most about this position?
  13. Tell me about your ability to handle stress and pressure.
  14. Tell me about the most successful production you have worked on.
  15. Tell me about a conflict you had with a superior and how you resolved the situation.
  16. Tell me what you do or would do to improve the communication level in the workplace.
  17. Tell me your greatest weakness and what you are doing to improve in that area.
  18. How do you prioritize when simultaneously working on numerous projects?
  19. There me about yourself generally, and about your video producing experience specifically.
  20. Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Video Producer?
  21. How will working for our company help you reach your professional goals?
  22. What producer do you admire the most?
  23. What areas of entertainment do you specialize in?
  24. What are your career goals?
  25. What have you done in past situations to contribute toward a team work environment?
  26. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  27. In your opinion, what skills are required to be successful as a Video Producer?
  28. What motivates you as a Video Producer?
  29. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  30. Why should we hire you?
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