Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

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Going into an interview, you can anticipate the purpose of most questions being asked. They are trying to discover if you will be a good fit for the position. They also want to know if you're a hard worker and a good fit with company culture. However, some questions simply want to discover what kind of person you are. When you are asked to describe yourself in one word, this is what they are trying to uncover. We'll explain how you should frame your answer after the break. (more…)
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Interview Q: What Do You Expect From a Supervisor?

Interview Q: What Do You Expect From a Supervisor?

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One of the most influential factors in a job is your immediate supervisor. They affect what, when, and how you do your work. Finding a good fit between you and a manager can greatly help or hurt workplace efficiency. It stands to reason that this is something that will be addressed in a job interview. This question is how companies look for a synergistic fit between manager and employee. We'll help you answer this question today. (more…)
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Interview Q: How Long Will It Take You to Make a Contribution?

Interview Q: How Long Will It Take You to Make a Contribution?

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If you work in business, or almost any other profession, you've likely heard of ROI. Many companies depend on measuring it internally to determine success. It can also be used in terms of whether a new hire was successful. Companies want to know how long after hiring someone can they expect to see a return on investment. Signing a salaried contract is no small decision, and companies want to judge how long it will take for you to make a change. This is why the ask: "How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?" We'll discuss giving a proper answer. (more…)
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Interview Q: When Have You Faced Conflict at Work?

Interview Q: When Have You Faced Conflict at Work?

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'When is a time you've faced conflict at work?'. There are a variety of forms in which this question will be asked. You may be asked to discuss a specific incident in your work history, or respond to a rhetorical question. What the interviewer is really trying to figure out is whether or not you deal with conflict well. It's important to approach this question with a specific mindset, like most interview questions.  (more…)
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