1. How to make judgments and decisions?

★ Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
★ Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
★ Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
★ Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
★ Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes

2. How to work creatively with others?

★ Develop, implement, and communicate new ideas to others effectively.
★ Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work.
★ Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
★ View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes.

3. How to produce results?

Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:
★ Work positively and ethically
★ Manage time and projects effectively
★ Multi-task
★ Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
★ Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
★ Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
★ Respect and appreciate team diversity
★ Be accountable for results

4. How to communicate clearly?

★ Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
★ Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
★ Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g., to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade) and in diverse environments (including multi-lingual).
★ Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact.

5. How to guide and lead others?

★ Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal.
★ Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal.
★ Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness.
★ Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power.

6. What is scientific and numerical literacy?

★ Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the quality of scientific and numerical information on the basis of its sources and the methods used to generate it.
★ Demonstrate the capacity to pose and evaluate scientific arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately.
★ Demonstrate ability to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts.

7. How to manage projects?

★ Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures.
★ Prioritize, plan, and manage work to achieve the intended result.

8. How to work effectively in diverse team?

★ Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds.
★ Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values.
★ Leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work.

9. How to interact effectively with others?

★ Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak.
★ Conduct oneself in a respectable, professional manner.

10. How to be self-directed learners?

★ Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one's own learning and opportunities to gain expertise.
★ Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level.
★ Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process.
★ Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress.

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11. How to work independently?

Monitor, define, prioritize, and complete tasks without direct oversight.

12. How to manage goals and time?

★ Set goals with tangible and intangible success criteria.
★ Balance tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) goals.
★ Utilize time and manage workload efficiently.

13. How to be flexible?

★ Incorporate feedback effectively.
★ Deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism.
★ Understand, negotiate, and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions, particularly in multi-cultural environments.

14. How you adapt to change?

★ Adapt to varied roles, job responsibilities, schedules, and contexts.
★ Work effectively in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.

15. What is environmental literacy skill?

★ Demonstrate ecological knowledge and understanding of how natural systems work, as well as knowledge and understanding of how natural systems interface with social systems.
★ Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between beliefs, political systems, and environmental values of various cultures.
★ Demonstrate understanding of environmental issues caused as the result of human interaction with the environment, and knowledge related to alternative solutions to issues.
★ Demonstrate active and considered participation aimed at solving problems and resolving issues.

16. What is health literacy?

★ Obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and use such information and services in ways that enhance health.
★ Understand preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance, and stress reduction.
★ Use available information to make appropriate health-related decisions.
★ Establish and monitor personal and family health goals.
★ Understand national and international public health and safety issues.

17. What is civic literacy skill?

★ Participate effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes.
★ Exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national, and global levels.
★ Understand the local and global implications of civic decisions.

18. Define financial, business, economic and entrepreneurial literacy?

★ Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate personal economic choices.
★ Understand the role of the economy in society.
★ Apply entrepreneurial skills to enhance workplace productivity and career options.

19. What is global awareness?

★ Use 21st century skills to understand and address global issues.
★ Learn from and work collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions, and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work, and community contexts.
★ Understand other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages.

20. How to apply technology effectively?

★ Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information.
★ Use digital technologies (e.g., computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools, and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy.
★ Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies.

21. How to create media products?

★ Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics, and conventions.
★ Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments.

22. How to apply media literacy?

Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media.

23. How to examine media?

Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.

24. How to understand media?

Understand both how and why media messages are constructed and for what purposes.

25. How to apply informational skill?

Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information.

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26. How to manage information?

Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources.

27. How to use information?

Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand.

28. How to access and evaluate information?

★ Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
★ Evaluate information critically and competently

29. What is basic literacy?

Demonstrate the ability to use language to read, write, listen, and speak.

30. What is cross disciplinary thinking?

Apply knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills across disciplines in appropriate and effective ways.

31. What is visual literacy?

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made.

32. How to collaborate with others?

★ Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams.
★ Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal.
★ Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member.

33. How to implement innovations?

Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur.

34. How to think creatively?

★ Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming).
★ Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts).
★ Elaborate, refine, analyze, and evaluate ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
★ Demonstrate imagination and curiosity.

35. How to solve problems?

★ Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways.
★ Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.

36. How to improve analytical/problem solving skills?

Improve the analytical problem solving skills using these steps.
★ Identify the reason of the process.
★ Analyze what customers, managers, etc. anticipate the process will deliver.
★ Identify the workings of the process, and the requirements of the resources.
★ Explore various methods of measuring the effectiveness and efficiency.
★ Examine ways you can improve the process.
★ Review the implications of these improvements and the consequences
★ Determine the best option based on resources available.

37. How to use systems thinking?

Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems.

38. How to describe a reason effectively?

Use various types of reasoning (e.g., inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation.

39. Tell me what tough problem at your current job that you would like to solve but to date have not?

Answer should highlight the toughest problem you are working on. This will show patience and determination and that you understand not all problems can be resolved quickly.

40. Describe a time when you had to quickly analyze a situation and make a quick decision?

Answer should show you are capable of making sound decisions on the fly without becoming frazzled.

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41. Tell me what process you follow when you solved problems?

Answer should specifically outline your steps.

42. Describe significant types of decisions you've had to make in your previous job?

Provide a quick list of your top decision making practices.

43. Described a situation where you had to put your fact finding skills to work togather the necessary information to solve a problem?

Answer should be very specific so that the interviewer can get a real feel for your skills

44. How you handle yourself when you are stressed or under pressure?

Answer should show how you are able to work under stress and how you don't crack under pressure.

45. What decision you made that if you had to do it again you would do differently?

Your answer should be honest and it should show you are not above making mistakes and learning from those mistakes.

46. Describe a position where your problem solving skills were regularly tested?

Answer should show you problem solving skills in a positive light and promote your analytical skill level.

47. Which stressful work situation you've experienced and how you handled it?

Answer should be one of your toughest situations so you can show your skill level and how you are the best person for the position.

48. Give me details of a time when you were unable to complete a task because you didn't have adequate information to reach a good decision?

Answer should show that you will guess or settle for a solution that isn't optimum.

49. Tell me were you ever in charge of training new personnel?

If you can say yes on any level, discuss any such experience, even if you only trained a few persons to perform basic tasks. Do not exaggerate, but be confident and precise. Any training you were involved with serves to demonstrate good managerial skills.

50. Do you know about cataloging, inventorying, stocking of merchandise and other related responsibilities?

Any sales assistant has experience keeping the shelves stocked with products at all times. Assistants do not typically order merchandise themselves. But they scan inventories and catalogs continuously and inform senior personnel when stocks are low.

51. Tell me how you maintain order in your department?

Sales assistants keep the counters stocked, orderly, and clean. They put price tags where necessary. They can usually also arrange products on the shelves in such a way as to promote sales. In addition, they might create special signs which make products easier to find and promote sales as well.

52. Do you know what are the most important characteristics of a great sales assistant?

Thorough understanding of the products, including how they work, the differences between them and how they are cataloged is crucial. At the same time one must be able to interact with customers in a friendly and efficient manner. Good memory, quick thinking, basic math, and customer-oriented communication skills are among the most important qualities.

53. Do you know what are your responsibilities as a sales assistant?

The main task of an assistant is to interact with customers around the store. The assistant answers any queries they might have, locates products on the shelves and explains how to use the products for best results. The goal is to try to make the customer's experience in the store as easy and efficient as possible.

54. What specific thing about this position you wish to talk about?

Absolutely! What are the three top goals, priorities and results you would first like to see accomplished in this role?
Clearly, the interviewee has stated his trait for attention to detail and further confirmed his commitment to action as well. By doing so, he has not only proven that he has an eye for detail but he happens to be much more aware too.

55. Tell me do you pay attention to detail?

Yes of course, Sir. I have had an eye for detail since childhood. Perhaps, that is why I did exceptionally well in Boy Scouts team. I managed to save my team many a times on various excursions. Of late, my eye for detail enabled my present organization to track down issues related to inventory management.

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