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 * How would you get the best from people?

 

      If you are applying for any management role, it is highly likely you'll be asked this job interview question. The kind of skills that we'd be looking for in a good applicant are:

 

      - Good communication

      - Teamwork skills

      - Recognizing what each person can bring

      - Setting a good example

      - Praising good performances

 

* Give us an example of how you have resolved conflict.

 

      As this is a behavioural interview question, you need to find an example of conflict that you have resolved. The sort of skills you need to demonstrate in your interview answer are:

 

      - Fairness

      - Discussing problems with individuals in private

      - Making sure you get to the root of the problem

      - Finding a solution that everyone will accept

 

* What did you look for when you hired people in the past?

 

      This is a general question. Don't think about specific skills of the job you are applying for. Think generally about the key attributes everyone looks for in a good applicant. Among others, these include:

 

      - Aptitude

      - Skills

      - Initiative

      - Flexibility

      - Commitment

 

 Do you work best by yourself or as part of a team?

 

 Most jobs require both, to varying degrees.

 

  As with all answers to job interview questions, think about the position you are applying for. Are the interviewers looking for a team worker? Did they mention this in the advert or is it implicit in the job description?  If a team player is required, tell the interviewers that you work well in a team. Give an example if you can. You might say:

 

  "I prefer to work in teams. I find that better decisions are reached when people work together and share ideas. Of course I'm happy to work alone when required too."

 

 If the job is mostly done alone, you might say:

 

"I work very well by myself because I'm self motivated, organized and conscientious. I'm comfortable working in teams though and recognize that this is better in some situations".

 

* What kind of personality do you work best with and why?

 

  You will deal with many personalities in any job. If the interviewers know the people you'll be working with, they might have a personality in mind! It's hard for you to know this however so stick to a safe answer. You might say:

 

"I find I work well with almost everyone but who I work best with might depend on the activity. If it's a project, I prefer to work with someone who's practical and organized because this is important. If it's leading a discussion, working with someone who's a good facilitator helps."

 

* How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly within the team?

 

Gaining credibility quickly is important. Make sure you listen, learn, question, understand. You might say: "That's a good question and I realize it's important to gain credibility quickly. I believe the best way is to show your colleagues that you respect their experience and want to learn from them as well as about them. You need to listen, ask the right questions and make sure you understand. If they can see you'll fit in early on, it helps".

 

* Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.

 

      This is a behavioural interview question.  If you can't think of an example, it's ok to say so. If that's the case, either say how you would deal with it, or use an example where someone you know dealt with conflict well.

 

          Most interviewers would look for:

          o Getting both sides of the argument

          o Suggesting and agreeing compromise

          o Showing tactfulness

          o Showing empathy

 

* What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?

 

      Personal conflict is inevitable in the workplace  Try not to say that A or B irritates you. Instead, talk about the characteristics which you find hard, not the people. You might say:

 

  "I find I get on with most people so it's not normally a problem. It's rather disappointing when people don't pull their weight I suppose and this has happened. In that instance I spoke to the person in private, explained that they were letting the team down and asked them to make more of an effort. They did."

 

"Can you give me some idea of the salary you're expecting?"

is one of those job interview questions that can really get you tongue-tied.

What do you say? Usually, moments later, you realize you've accepted a salary far lower than you wanted. Although you were prepared to negotiate your salary, you panicked at the last minute and lost your nerve. As you leave the interview room, your excitement at getting the job is tainted. You can't help feeling undervalued, even a little duped. Ask for too much and you risk looking unrealistic, over confident, maybe even greedy. Ask for too little and you risk undervaluing yourself and your contribution, and ultimately being underpaid. For many of us, salary is one of the most important factors in taking a job, but it's often the hardest to deal with.

 

Nerves got the better of her and worried about sounding greedy, she suggested a lower amount. When she was offered the job, there was the salary she suggested, right at the start of the offer letter. She wasn't surprised but she was disappointed. So how can you avoid this happening to you?

 

 * Research is essential when it comes to suggesting a reasonable salary. Take time to look though job advertisements for similar positions. Research the WWW or post a question in a forum or on Yahoo! Answers

 Research the Company too. A large Company, if asked, will probably have more scope to offer you a better benefits package than a smaller one

 

* Don't initiate salary discussions or say anything about pay during your job interview unless asked

 * If you're asked for a figure, suggest a range rather than an actual figure. This gives room to negotiate if a firm job offer is made during the job interview

* If you're offered the job and reach agreement on a salary, make sure the written job offer states this amount clearly

* And when it comes to the actual salary negotiation here are 6 essential salary

 * The most important thing to remember when discussing your salary is that it is a negotiation. Like any form of bartering, the first figure you mention in the job interview probably won't be the figure you agree on. But it's a place to start.

* Be confident about what you're worth. Recognise that you're bringing something unique to the Company, and that you're worth the wage you're requesting. Even if you've only just finished school or college, you still have something unique to offer and it's important to bear that in mind as you think about salary negotiation.

* Remember also that it's not easy finding the right person for a job. If you've impressed the interviewers enough to employ you, you have the upper hand and paying a little more to keep you isn't too big a deal. So ask for a slightly higher salary than you expect.

* If the job advertisement mentions a salary range, employers will be prepared to pay more for the right candidate. If you're a little uncomfortable asking for the top figure, choose one just above the mid-range. This gives the impression that you are worth a good wage and is a great place to start.

 Assuming an advertised salary range of $30,000 to $42,000, you might say this:

 "I'm expecting a salary in the region of $38,000, based on my knowledge and experience".

* Remember that salary is not everything. If the salary is less than you hoped and the Company won't or can't go any higher, ask about other benefits which are important to you like training courses, financial help with further study and so on.

 

 

What specific goals, including those related to your occupation, have you established for your life?

 

 I want to be working for an excellent company like yours in a job in which I am managing information. I plan to contribute my leadership, interpersonal, and technical skills. My long-range career goal is to be the best information systems technician I can for the company I work for.

 

3. How has your college experience prepared you for a business career?

 

 I have prepared myself to transition into the work force through real-world experience involving travel abroad, internship, and entrepreneurial opportunities. While interning with a private organization in Ecuador, I developed a 15-page marketing plan composed in Spanish that recommended more effective ways the company could promote its services. I also traveled abroad on two other occasions in which I researched the indigenous culture of the Mayan Indians in Todos Santos, Guatemala, and participate din a total language immersion program in Costa Rica. As you can see from my academic, extracurricular, and experiential background, I have unconditionally committed myself to success as a marketing professional.

 

4. Please describe the ideal job for you following graduation.

 

My ideal job is one that incorporates both my education and practical work skills to be the best I can be. Namely combining my education in finance with my working knowledge of customer service operations, entrepreneurial abilities, computer skills, and administrative skills. I want to utilize my analytical expertise to help people meet their financial goals. This is exactly why I am convinced that I would be a very valuable member of the Merrill Lynch team.

 

What influenced you to choose this career?

 

My past experiences have shown me that I enjoy facing and overcoming the challenge of making a sale. Without a doubt, once I have practiced my presentation and prepared myself for objections, I feel very confident approaching people I don't know and convincing them that they need my product. Lastly, I like sales because my potential for success is limited only by how much of myself I dedicate toward my goal. If any profession is founded on self-determinism, it surely must be sales.

 

At what point did you choose this career?

 

 I knew that I wanted to pursue information systems technology about my sophomore year in college. It was then that I realized that my hobby (computers) was taking up most of my time. My favorite courses were IT courses. I also realized that I was doing computer-oriented work-study that I enjoyed so much I would have done it for free.

 

What specific goals have you established for your career?

 My goals include becoming a Certified Financial Advisor so I can obtain a better working knowledge of financial research analysis, which would allow me contribute to my client base as a better financial consultant since I would have that extra insight into the companies they are seeking to invest in. Also this is the foundation block to advancing my career to portfolio manager or even branch office manager.

 

What will it take to attain your goals, and what steps have you taken toward attaining them?

 I've already done some research on other workers at Merrill Lynch to see how they achieved similar goals. I know that Merrill Lynch encourages the pursuit and will reimburse for tuition of a graduate degree. I plan on pursuing a MBA to give me an even more extensive knowledge of business and financial analysis.

 

How did you handle a challenge?

 

    * During a difficult financial period, I was able to satisfactorily negotiate repayment schedules with multiple vendors.

    * When the software development of our new product stalled, I coordinated the team which managed to get the schedule back on track. We were able to successfully troubleshoot the issues and solve the problems, within a very short period of time.

    * A long-term client was about to take their business to a competitor. I met with the customer and was able to change how we handled the account on a day-to-day basis, in order to keep the business

 

When you're asked what your greatest weakness is, try to turn a negative into a positive. For example, a sense of urgency to get projects completed or wanting to triple-check every item in a spreadsheet can be turned into a strength i.e. you are a candidate who will make sure that the project is done on time and your work will be close to perfect.

 

Weakness

    * When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule.

    * Being organized wasn't my strongest point, but I implemented a time management system that really helped my organization skills.

    * I like to make sure that my work is perfect, so I tend to perhaps spend a little too much time checking it. However, I've come to a good balance by setting up a system to ensure everything is done correctly the first time.

    * I used to wait until the last minute to set appointments for the coming week, but I realized that scheduling in advance makes much more sense.

 

Strength

    * When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule.

    * I have exceeded my sales goals every quarter and I've earned a bonus each year since I started with my current employer.

    * My time management skills are excellent and I'm organized, efficient, and take pride in excelling at my work.

    * I pride myself on my customer service skills and my ability to resolve what could be difficult situations.

 

How well can you work in stressful situations?

 

    * Stress is very important to me. With stress, I do the best possible job. The appropriate way to deal with stress is to make sure I have the correct balance between good stress and bad stress. I need good stress to stay motivated and productive.

    * I react to situations, rather than to stress. That way, the situation is handled and doesn't become stressful.

    * I actually work better under pressure and I've found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment.

    * From a personal perspective, I manage stress by visiting the gym every evening. It's a great stress reducer.

    * Prioritizing my responsibilities so I have a clear idea of what needs to be done when, has helped me effectively manage pressure on the job.

    * If the people I am managing are contributing to my stress level, I discuss options for better handling difficult situations with them.

 

What’s motivates you?

 

    * I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams and implemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time delivery of software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing the projects ahead of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.

    * I've always been motivated by the desire to do a good job at whatever position I'm in. I want to excel and to be successful in my job, both for my own personal satisfaction and for my employer.

    * I have always wanted to ensure that my company's clients get the best customer service I can provide. I've always felt that it's important, both to me personally, and for the company and the clients, to provide a positive customer experience.

    * I have spent my career in sales, typically in commission-based positions, and compensation has always been a strong factor in motivating me to be the top salesperson at my prior employers.

 

 

 

 

What Are You Passionate About?

 

    * One of my greatest passions is helping others. When I was younger, I've enjoyed helping mom with household repairs. As I grew older, that habit grew and I desired to help others as well. I like helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.

    * I'm passionate about painting. I take an evening art class once a week and try to find time each weekend to paint. Painting is a good way for me to relax and even though I don't have much talent, I do it enjoy it.

    * I lost my father to pancreatic cancer and ever since then, I have spent time volunteering to help raise awareness and funding for cancer research. I volunteer for PanCan, the advocacy group, and I'm part of their volunteer network. One of the things I'm passionate is to assist in finding a cure, however I can.

    * I'm passionate about making a difference. When I'm involved with a project at work I want to do my best to achieve success. I feel the same way about what I do in my personal life.

    * I'm an avid skier and I like to spend weekends and vacations on the ski slopes.

 

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Why do you want this job?

 

    * This is not only a fine opportunity, but this company is a place where my qualifications can make a difference. As a finance executive well versed in the new stock options law, I see this position as made to order. It contains the challenge to keep me on my toes. That's the kind of job I like to anticipate every morning.

    * I want this job because it seems tailored to my competencies, which include sales and marketing. As I said earlier, in a previous position I created an annual growth rate of 22 percent in a flat industry. Additionally, the team I would work with looks terrific.

    * I well understand that this is a company on the way up. Your Web site says the launch of several new products is imminent. I want be a part of this business as it grows.

    * Having worked through a college business major building decks and porches for neighbors, this entry-level job for the area's most respected home builder has my name on it.

    * As a dedicated technician, I like doing essential research. Being part of a breakthrough team is an experience I'd love to repeat.

    * This job is a good fit for what I've been interested in throughout my career. It offers a nice mix of short- and long-term activities. My short-term achievements keep me cranked up and the long-term accomplishments make me feel like a billion bucks.

 

    * I want this job selling theater tickets because I'd be good at it. I'm good at speaking to people and handling cash. I would like a job with regular hours and I'm always on time.

    * Although some companies are replacing Americans with imported low-wage workers, you are standing tall. This company's successful strategies, good reputation and values make it heads and shoulders above its competition.

    * I'd fit right in as a counter clerk in your fine drycleaners. I have observed that the counter clerk position requires competence at handling several activities in quick order -- customer service, payments, bagging and phones. I like multitasking and, as a homemaker, I have a lot of practice in keeping all the balls in the air.

    * The work I find most stimulating allows me to use both my creative and research skills. The buzz on this company is that it rewards people who deliver solutions to substantial problems。

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