1. Give some examples of teamwork?

☛ In my last position, I was part of a software implementation team. We all worked together to plan and manage the implementation schedule, to provide customer training, and ensure a smooth transition for our customers. Our team always completed our projects ahead of schedule with very positive reviews from our clients.
☛ I was part of team responsible for evaluating and selecting a new vendor for our office equipment and supplies. The inter-departmental team reviewed options, compared pricing and service, chose a vendor, and implemented the transition to the new vendor.

2. Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it?

When I was working on a software implementation team at ABC Company, we took over another company and had to transition many clients to a new product in a short amount of time. It took a lot of planning, time, hard work and effort but we were able to complete the project in a timely manner.

3. How would you handle it, if you know your boss is 100% wrong about something?

My prior supervisor was more easy-going and if I told him/her "You know, I think it might work better if I do what you asked in such and such a way," he/she would say "Okay, try it."

4. Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?

Give concrete examples of difficult situations that actually happened at work. Then discuss what you did to solve the problem.Keep your answers positive and be specific. Itemize what you did and how you did it.

5. What type of work environment do you prefer?

When you are asked about work environments, your best bet is to say you are flexible because, at this stage in the interview process, you don't know what it will be like working for the company.

6. How would you describe the pace at which you work?

I usually work at a steady, consistent pace. Because of my ability to organize and plan out my work schedule, I always complete my work ahead of time. For example, when I was assigned a large project due in six months, I broke the project into large goals and small, day-to-day goals. I created a schedule and steadily checked off each of these goals while still successfully completing my other duties. I ultimately finished the project a week ahead of schedule.

7. Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

I am equally comfortable working as a member of a team and independently. In researching the company, your mission statement and the job description, I could see similarities to my previous position where there were some assignments that required a great deal of independent work and research and others where the team effort was most effective. As I said, I am comfortable with both.

8. Do you take work home with you?

Think about the company culture. If you know the employer values work-life balance or time management skills, you will want to emphasize your ability to complete your work during work hours so that you can focus on family or other activities after work.If the company requires employees to put in lots of extra hours and emphasizes the need for dedication and passion in the workplace, you may want to stress your willingness to bring projects home in order to ensure high quality work.

9. How many hours do you normally work?

Think carefully before you answer questions about how many hours a week you work. You do not want to be construed as a slacker, but you also do not want to appear to be a workaholic, or someone who cannot finish tasks in a reasonable amount of time.

10. Describe a typical work week?

You should make your answers as specific as possible by providing a real-life example of each task. For instance, if you say that most weeks you work with the sales team to address any pressing customer service issues, explain one particular issue and how you addressed it.

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