1. What is your definition of success? Of failure?

Show that your success is balanced between your professional and personal lives.

Relate success to the position you want.

If you have to talk about failure, do so positively. Show how you turned a failure into a success or discuss how and what you learned from the failure.

Demonstrate that you're a happy person who thinks the world is more good than bad.

2. How do you handle stressful situations as Packaging Manager?

Give examples of how you've dealt with job stress.

Discuss what you do to relax, refresh, and refill.

Give positive illustrations of how job stress makes you work harder or more efficiently.

3. If you could have dinner with anyone from history, whom would it be and why?

If just reading these questions makes beads of sweat pop out on your forehead, you're not alone. In an interview situation, most of us would be stopped in our tracks by off-the-wall questions like these. But that's the point: interviewers ask odd questions intentionally, to see how well job candidates thinks on their feet and respond to stress.

4. What To Say When Asked "Tell Me About Yourself"?

"Tell me a little bit about yourself."
When an interviewer asks you about yourself, he or she doesn't necessarily want to know where you were born, what your hobbies are or a laundry list of your job skills. In reality this is an extremely important question. Interviewers ask it for a number of reasons:
► To get a sense of what you feel is most important about yourself;
► To see how well you've prepared for the interview; or
► To find out why you think you're the best candidate for the job.

There is a lot riding on your response to this question, so make sure you knock it out of the park. Here are a few quick tips for answering the "tell me about yourself" interview question the right way:
► Be brief. Keep the answer short - no more than two to three minutes.
► Practice, practice, practice. Write your answer out, then rehearse it until it's second nature.
► Cite examples. When you develop your answer, include one or two examples that best demonstrate why you're well-qualified for the available position.

Take advantage of your time in the driver's seat by selling yourself, creating a great first impression and setting a positive tone for the rest of the interview.

5. Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as packaging and filling machine operator?

I have the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects, see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position, quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

6. What are knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your packaging and filling machine operator career?

The Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods, machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

7. What are the main job duties and responsibilities of packaging and filling machine operator employee?

packaging and filling machine operator responsibilities are to observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards; tend or operate machine that packages product; sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications; start machine by engaging controls; stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor; monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly; stock and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels; inspect and remove defective products and packaging material; remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items; supply materials to spindles, conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product; package the product in the form in which it will be sent out, for example, filling bags with flour from a chute or spout; count and record finished and rejected packaged items; adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product; attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations; stack finished packaged items, or wrap protective material around each item and pack the items in cartons or containers; regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature; clean packaging containers, line and pad crates, or assemble cartons to prepare for product packing; clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides; clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing; secure finished packaged items by hand tying, sewing, gluing, stapling, or attaching fastener.


Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

If you are being asked this question from your employer then you can explain your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing during your job. You can tell what programs you developed and what modules you worked on. What were your achievements regarding different programs.

I have been working with computers since 2001. I also have a degree in network support/computer repair. I have built my last 3 computers, have work with Dell as an employee. So I have around 15 years experience working with computers.

9. Would you rather work with others or alone? How about teams?

Discuss your adaptability and flexibility in working with others or alone, as a leader or a follower.

Give concrete examples.

Mention the importance of every team member's contribution.

10. Why is a manhole cover round?

Because unusual interview questions can be about virtually any topic, they're nearly impossible to prepare for. Still, here are a few quick tips to help you handle them more effectively:

► Keep your composure.
The question was meant to throw you off your game - so don't let it rattle you. Keep your face neutral and recognize that this is the wacky question you've been anticipating.

► Take your time.
Smile, take a deep breath and avoid the temptation to blurt out an answer. Don't panic - if you have to take a moment to gather your thoughts, it merely demonstrates that you think carefully through a situation before responding.

► Relax.
When it comes to unusual interview questions, your answer is not as important as how you handle the situation. In fact, most don't have right or wrong answers. So take the pressure off yourself. You don't have to be brilliant, you just need to answer honestly.

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