1. WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU? WHAT KIND OF WORK ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
• These questions should never be asked because we will walk right in, shake hands, introduce ourselves and tell the position we are seeking.
2.WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF?
• Why is this asked? Because employers want to know if they like you. On a separate sheet of paper write a thirty second commercial that includes positive personal information and work history.
3. I SEE YOU HAVE CIDLDREN.
• Why is this asked? Because the employer is afraid children will keep you from doing a good job. Suggestion: "Yes, and I m very proud of them. They are supportive of my going to work and I have excellent day care and reliable backup."
4. DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION?
• Suggestion: "Yes, I have reliable transportation."
5. WHY HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF WORK SO LONG?
• Example: "I've been in school", or "I chose to be a 'stay-at-home mom/dad."
6. DO YOU SMOKE? • If you smoke, DO NOT DENY IT!
Suggestion: "Yes, but I will follow your policy regarding the designated time and place to do so."
19. IF YOU KNOW YOUR BOSS IS 100% WRONG ABOUT SOMETHING, HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE THIS?
•ı It depends on the situation and the personality of the supervisor. My prior superviser ""as easy-going and if I told her you know, I think it might work better if I do what you asked in such and such a way," she say "okay, try it. However, If! were a new hire on ajob, I would probably not question a supervisor because he/she might think I didn't know enough about the process/procedure.
21. GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF A PROBLEM YOU FACED ON THE JOB, AND TELL ME HOW YOU SOLVED IT.
• DISCUSSION: This is a problem solving question that tests your critical thinking skills and a great question for showing that you are a creative and capable problem solver. The problem you select to use as an example should be as similar as possible to a problem you are likely to face at the job you are interviewing for.
I try to take a organized approach to problem solving and take the time to gather pertinent information and clearly define the problem or goal. It is important to clarify the problem first before you begin to come up with possible solutions.
FOR EXAMPLE, at my last job we had a problem where the situation was "X" ... the action 1took was "Y" '" and the positive outcome was "Z" ... I was commended for solving the problem