The Complete Answer and Interview Guide Section II Part 3 (Most Common) EDIT

  1. Are you willing to travel?
    “I don’t mind some overnight travel as long as it’s scheduled several days in advance.”
  2. When would you be available to start?
    “Since I’m currently unemployed, I can start immediately.”
  3. Can you give me an example of a situation in which you helped motivate other members of your team to complete a project? (Needs to be more concise)
    I simply treat others as I want to be treated. A while back, I was in charge of having our corporate website revamped. I’m not a web designer, so I had to work with a team of programmers and graphic artists to get the job done. I was firm but fair and did not want to come across as being too easy, otherwise they would walk all over me and we’d never get done. I took the time to understand individual strengths and weaknesses and assigned tasks accordingly and for the most part everyone remained in their comfort zone. Instead of telling everyone what to do, I asked them, and by asking, they are agreeing and are more likely to make a stronger commitment to getting the task done. I treated everyone with respect and listened to them and made them feel like their work was the most important part of the project. When they needed help, I rolled up my sleeves and did whatever I could. It made them feel good to see me get my hands dirty and further motivated them. I held weekly meetings and made everyone accountable for completing their work. I even bought lunch for the team every Friday, as long as the project was on schedule. I ended up buying a lot of lunches and we had a lot of fun.”
  4. Can you create well written documents? (Edit)
    “Yes I can. In my last job, I was responsible for creating technical documentation about our whole product line. The documentation was used internally for product training and our sales staff that is all over the country would rely on this documentation for product knowledge.”
  5. What interests you about this position? (Edit)
    1. “My interests are twofold, I have a great admiration for this company because of their outstanding reputation in the industry and being able to take part and contribute to their success as a senior sales engineer will put me in a position to work with more people and solve a greater degree of problems than I’m currently doing in my current position.”
  6. What do you like to do in your spare time?
    Outside of work, I enjoy reading and taking bike rides with my family in the parks. We also do a lot of hiking in the park, too. I really like home improvement and I’m currently in the middle of remodeling my kitchen.”
  7. Is there anything that you would like to add that we have not already discussed?
    “I think we have covered everything. But I’d like to add that I believe with my 5 years of experience at General Electric and my unique blend of technical and people skills that I’m a perfect fit for this position. I’m confident that I’ll be immediately productive and prove to be a valuable asset to your company.”
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The Complete Answer and Interview Guide Section II Part 3 (Most Common) EDIT
The Complete Answer and Interview Guide Section II Part 3 (Most Common)