Graduate recruiters use some questions as much to see how you cope when you're put on the spot as to elicit a truthful answer. This question is a test of your ability to think on your feet and come up with a diplomatic response. Whether you sidestep the question by saying you've always got on well with your employers, or describe a tricky situation you've experienced that highlights your potential, you need to avoid attacking your previous employers. Also, take care not to incriminate yourself.
This is an open ended question, and you can use it very effectively as a statement of your abilities. You will need to address each area of the logistics manager job's responsibilities, showing strong values and experience in each area.
The only lawful bases for dismissal are well defined into types:
☛ Theft or fraud (A real problem in supply chains)
☛ Drug or alcohol abuse
Important: Please note that you must also refer to employer guidelines and staff policies for these issues.
Feel free to reframe the question. This is similar to asking 'Can you give an example of a time when you had to cope with a difficult situation?' or 'Give an example of a time when you had to cope under pressure'. However, 'crisis' is a much stronger, more emotive word. You may find it easier to give an example if you think back through your work experience, study, extracurricular activities and travel and come up with a time when you had to cope with an unexpected problem.
Employers are asking this question to find out how much research you've done and whether you've got a full understanding of the company and the role. If you have got no clue about the company's purchase and logistics department, then tell them you do your research and find out what sort of improvement is needed.
You can then go on to describe it- the most frequent challenges of purchase and logistics and you can also add the achievements you have got from your present employer.
Some forms of performance management encourage increased participation by staff, involving training programs, extra duties on a career track basis, and other incentives. Your answer needs to outline clear standards in this approach.
This is another question that allows you to show off your employer research and your understanding of your chosen career path. You'll want to come across as enthusiastic, but not arrogant. Tailor your response to reflect the nature of the organisation, the sector, and your own experiences and skills. Specific details will impress.
☛ What are the techniques that you use to clarify obscure message meanings?
☛ What are the qualities of a good Logistics Manager?
☛ What are your weaknesses?
☛ Do you work better under pressure or with time to plan and organize?
☛ Did you have a strategic plan as Logistics Manager?
☛ What is the highest-level job one can hold in this career?
☛ How do you reach a decision if you don't have all the facts?
☛ Tell me about yourself?
☛ What are your biggest strengths?
☛ Why did you leave your last job?
☛ What are your career goals?
☛ Why do you want to work here?
☛ What is your greatest weakness?
☛ What do co-workers say about you?
☛ Are you applying for other jobs?
☛ What do you know about our organization?
☛ What kind of salary are you looking for?
☛ How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
☛ Do you know anyone who works for us?
☛ Why should we hire you?
☛ What Is Your Dream Job?
☛ What are you looking for in a job?
☛ Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
☛ What experience do you have in this field? or Do you have any actual work experience?
☛ Do you consider yourself successful?
☛ What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
☛ Describe your work ethic?
☛ Are you a team player?
☛ Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
☛ What is your philosophy towards work?
☛ If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
☛ Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
☛ Do you have the qualities and skills necessary to succeed in your Logistics Manager career?
☛ On taking this Logistics Manager job, what would be your major contribution?
☛ What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in school or at work?
☛ How would you describe your work style?
☛ What do you do when your schedule is interrupted? How you handle it.
☛ Have you ever had to introduce a policy change to your work group?
☛ Are you willing to work overtime?