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comLast Updated 7/14/20091 Suggested Questions and Answers for InterviewBy In this highly competitive age, what are the key qualifications that corporations are looking for intheir prospective staff? When you look at classified ads, its common to see companies lookingfor a pleasing personality, an impeccable educational background, proficient in oral and writtencommunication, etc. But when Fortune Magazines CEOs were asked what they consider themost important qualities for hiring and promoting top executives, the unanimous answer wasintegrity and trustworthiness. As a spa consultant and director, I get to ask questions toprospective applicants and I

find these questions to be the most useful in screening for the rightfit. We are looking for people with a heart in their work, not only technical skills and education.Companies most affected by the slump are suppliers of electric components to major globalbrands like Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, IBM, Dell, Intel and Samsung.These major players intend to cut costs and manpower as part of their strategy to tide therecession, according to a study by the SBMA.To soften the impact of layoffs and cost-cutting approach to doing business, Salonga said theSBMA reintegration program would give displaced workers lifesaver opportunities in the agro-industry, small-scale enterprise and hospitality industry. Training will include short technicalcourses.We will focus on existing job markets, but we will also try to create new markets afterstudies show that they are feasible, he said.These potential markets are in food processing, handicraft and novelty items, as well asspa services, he added. Salonga also expressed hope that the local economy will survive the recession and bounceback soon.Excerpt from: option=com_content&view=article&id=5384:subic-unfurlssafety-net-for-displaced-workers-&catid=45:regions&Itemid=71 With all the news, views and everything in between regarding the world economic crunch here isthe article that I wrote for Manila Bulletin for those who would like to impress/excel or at leastpass their interviews

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Suggested Questions and Answers for Interview by yunesa@yahoo.comLast Updated 7/14/20092 Job interviews are usually the clincher in the job application process. Even the most intelligentcandidate can fail if he doesn't know how to handle an interview. The best way to make sure thatwe succeed in this very important step is not only to know what possible questions will be askedbut also to know the best answer to give for each question.Eunice Estipona, spa consultant and director gets to interview prospective applicants andshares the most useful questions for screening and choosing the right candidates. She alsogives suggestions on how to begin to answer these questions as she contributes her knowledgeto the Manila Bulletin Classified Readers Section (January 25, 2009). She further reminds thereaders that there is no wrong or right way to answer these questions but they can practiceexpanding on the suggested answers on their own. So you can put your own words andpersonality in these statements.Here's what Ms. Estipona wrote:Q: Tell me about yourself.A: I put my heart into everything I do, whether it be sports or work. I find that getting along withyour peers and being part of the team makes life more enjoyable and productive.Q: How much is the salary you are expecting?A: I'm looking for a job and a company to call home. The most important thing to me will be the job itself and the company. If I am the right person for you, I'm sure you'll make a

fair offerappropriate to my job responsibilities, experience, and ability to do the job successfully. May Iask what figure you have in mind or perhaps the salary range for this position?Q: Why do you want to work here?A: I am not looking for just another paycheck. I enjoy my work and I am proud of my profession.I believe ( name the company you are applying for ) has superior service and reputation. I sharethe values that make this possible, which should enable me to fit in and complement the team. Ibelieve that the company can provide me with a stable and happy working environment. I thinkthat your company has that reputation and that such an atmosphere would encourage my bestwork. (Please make sure that you have read the companys profile before you answer this)Q: What did you dislike about your last job?A: I really liked everything about the job. The reason I left is to find a position where I can makea greater contribution and a greater intellectual challenge.Q: What have you learned from the jobs you have held?A: More than anything, I have learned that what is good for the company is also good for me.So, I listen very carefully to directions and always keep my superiors informed of my actions.Q: What do you think are your biggest accomplishments?A: Although I feel my biggest achievements are still ahead of me, I am proud of my involvementwith ( mention the job or project you are most proud of and how you contributed to accomplishing as its goals

). I made my contribution as part of that team and learned a lot in the process. We alldid it with hard work, concentration, and an eye on the bottom line.Q: How long would you stay with our company?A: I take directions well and love to learn. As long as I am growing professionally, there is no

Suggested Questions and Answers for Interview by yunesa@yahoo.comLast Updated 7/14/20093 reason for me to make a move. How long do you need me to be of use there?Q: Can you work under pressure?A; Yes, I usually find it stimulating. However, I believe in planning and proper time managementto reduce panic deadlines within my area of responsibility.Q: How do you handle tension?A: Tension is caused when you let things pile up. It is usually caused by letting other areas ofresponsibility slip by for a period of time. I find that if you break those overwhelming tasks intolittle pieces, they aren't so overwhelming anymore. So I suppose, I handle tension by handlingthe causes of it, by not letting things slip in other areas that can give rise to it.Q: What interests you most about this job?A: Before I answer, could I ask you to describe a typical day for me? I am looking for a challengeand an opportunity to being a team player and an opportunity to make a contribution.Describe a situation in which your work or idea was criticized.A: I listened carefully and resisted the temptation to interrupt or defend myself. Then I verifiedwhat I heard to be sure my facts were straight. I asked for advice, we bounced

some ideasaround, then came back later and re-presented the idea in a more viable format. My supervisor'sinput was invaluable.Q: Why should I hire you?A: I believe I have the qualifications that you need; I am a team player; and I take directions andhave the desire to reach success.Q: What can you do for us that no one else can do? Why do you feel you are a better candidatethan others?A: I can bring to this job a determination to see projects through to a proper conclusion. I listenand take directions well. I am analytical and don't jump to conclusions. And finally, I understandwe are in business to make a profit, so I also keep an eye on cost and return.Q: What kind of people do you find it difficult to work with?A: People who have a blatant disregard for others and do not follow procedures or are slackers -the occasional rotten apples who don't really care about the quality of their work. They are longon complaints but short on solutions.Q: (follow-up to the previous question) How will you handle these people?A: I would stick to my guns, stay enthusiastic, and hope some of it will rub off. If no amount ofgood effort on my part solves the problem, I will still maintain cordial relations. Life is too short tobe affected by people who always think their cup is half empty.Q: What do you think of your last boss?A: I liked him/her as a person ( if applicable ), respected him/her professionally and appreciatedhis/her guidance.Q: Were there things that your supervisor did that you disliked?A: I have never thought of our relationship in terms of

like or dislike. I have always thought ourrole was to get along together and get the job done. We had a very good relationship as far as Ican remember.

Suggested Questions and Answers for Interview by yunesa@yahoo.comLast Updated 7/14/20094 Q: Can you take instructions - and criticism - without feeling hurt or upset?A: Yes, I can take instructions - and more importantly, I can take constructive criticism withoutfeeling hurt. Even with the best intent, I will still make mistakes and at times someone will haveto put me back on the right track. I know that if I expect to rise in the company, I must first provemyself to be manageable.Q: How do you take directions? How do you handle criticism?A: I take directions well and I believe that there are two types: carefully explained directions -when my boss has time, and then there's the other, a brusque order or correction. While mostpeople get upset with the latter, personally, I always believe the manager is troubled with biggerproblems and a tight schedule. As such, I take the direction and get on with the job withouttaking offense so my boss can get on with his/her job as well. It's the only way to accomplish ourtasks.Q: What is your greatest strength? What do you consider your outstanding qualities?A: Perhaps my greatest strength is the ability to stick to a difficult task yet be able to changecourse rapidly when required. I believe in planning and proper management of my time and yet Ican still work under

pressure.Q: What is the most difficult situation you have faced? A: ( Give an example which is specific to your case; what follows is an example ) Perhaps one ofthe most difficult decisions is to fire someone but I would like to emphasize that once I hadexamined the problem and reached a conclusion, I acted in a timely and professional manner,with the best interests of the company at heart.Q: Are you willing to take calculated risks when necessary?A: Naturally, I would never take a risk that will in any way jeopardize the safety or reputation ofthe company or colleagues. In fact, I don't think any employer would appreciate an employee atany level taking risks of any nature without first receiving a thorough briefing and a chance togive input.Q: Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest.A: Perhaps an 8 or 9, as I always give my best shot, but in doing so, I always increase my skillsand therefore always see room for improvement.About The Author:Eunice Estipona is a spa consultant, mentor, advisor, speaker, lecturer & author. One of heradvocacies is to make healing & information regarding the field of spa, massage & wellnessaccessible & affordable to everyone.Source: The Manila Bulletin, January 25, 2009 page CC-6 JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS THAT TAKE SOME DELIBERATION TO ANSWER

(SpecialSituations)While these questions may not be asked of you, here are some sample responses to difficultquestions which you can adapt to your needs:

Suggested Questions and Answers for Interview by yunesa@yahoo.comLast Updated 7/14/20095 Q: Why are there gaps in your work history?A: No job in my experience has been irrelevant or a waste of time if it increases my knowledgeabout how a business works while making money on the side. Every job I have held has givenme new insights into my profession and the higher one climbs, the more important theunderstanding of the lower-level more menial jobs. They all play a role in making the companyprofitable. And anyway, it's certainly easier to schedule and plan work when you have firsthandknowledge of what others will have to do to complete their tasks.Q: Why were you out of work for so long?A: I made a decision that I should enjoy my work too much to accept just another pay check. SoI determined that every job should be where I could do my best and make a solid contribution. Ifeel that you are a group that expects people to pull their weight, because you have got a real job to do. I like that and I would like to be a part of the team. What have I got to do to get the job?Q: Wouldn't you be better off in another (bigger) firm?A: Not at all. My whole experience has been with small (meaning less than 5 employees) andmedium sized companies (meaning more than 10 but less than 25). Now coming from thatbackground, I have

done a little bit of everything. That means that no matter what you throw atme I will be able to learn it quickly. For example, what would be the first project I would beinvolved with in your company?Q: How long have you been looking for a job?A: Well, I have been looking for about a year now. I've had a number of offers at that time but Ihave determined that as I spend most of my waking hours at work, the job I take and the peopleI work with have got to be people with values that I can identify with. I made the decision that Iwasn't going to suffer clock-watchers and work-to-rule specialists anymore.Q: Do you make your opinions known to others when you disagree with the views of yoursupervisor?A: If opinions are sought in a meeting, I will give mine in a cordial and professional way,although I am careful to be aware of others' feelings. I will never criticize a coworker or superiorin an open forum; besides, it is quite possible to disagree without being disagreeable. However,all my past managers made it clear that they valued my opinion by asking for it. So, after a whileif there was something I felt strongly about, I would make an appointment to sit down with themand discuss it one on one.Q: What would you say about a supervisor who was unfair or difficult to work with?A: I would make an appointment to see the supervisor and diplomatically explain that I feltuncomfortable in our relationship that I felt he or she was not treating me as a professionalcolleague and therefore that I might not be performing up to standard in some way - that Iwanted to right matters and ask for his or her input as to what I must do to create a professionalrelationship. I would enter into

the discussion in the frame of mind that we were equallyresponsible for whatever communication problems existed and that this wasn't just themanager's problem.Source: Manila Bulletin, January 25, 2009 page CC-6To be able to view, read, download and print for FREE the whole article please visit: Suggested Interview Questions and Answers Job interviews are usually the clincher in the job application process. Even the most intelligent candidate can fail if he doesn't know how to handle an interview. The best way to make sure that we succeed (More) Add To Collection 116.5K READS 129 READCASTS 130 EMBED VIEWS

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