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What were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met? In many cases, interviewers will want to know what you expected from your last job when you were hired, so, be be prepared to answer the interview question "What were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met?" There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question. The best way to respond is to discuss what you expected when you took the job and give examples of how the position worked out for you. If the job wasn't exactly what you expected, it's fine to mention that. However, you should focus on the job itself, not the company, your boss, or your co-workers (if they were a problem). Do be careful how you answer and don't focus too much on the negative. Instead, address the highlights of the job. When responding, be specific. Prepare some examples to share with the interviewer in advance. For example, if your job involved creating web applications using Cold Fusion, discuss the specific programs you developed and the responsibilities you were given. If you were provided training and opportunities for professional development to help you achieve your goals, mention that, as well.

• How Did You Handle Challenges
When asked the job interview question "How did you handle a challenge?" be sure to include specific examples of how you handled a particular difficult situation. Discuss how you researched the issue and contributed to finding a solution. Examples of good responses include: • • • During a difficult financial period, I was able to satisfactorily negotiate repayment schedules with multiple vendors. When the software development of our new product stalled, I coordinated the team which managed to get the schedule back on track. We were able to successfully troubleshoot the issues and solve the problems, within a very short period of time. A long-term client was about to take their business to a competitor. I met with the customer and was able to change how we handled the account on a day-to-day basis, in order to keep the business.

What Have You Learned From Your Mistakes?
Examples of good responses include: • • •

When asked the job interview question "What have you learned from your mistakes?" be sure to give examples that turn a negative (a mistake) into a postive.

What Was Most / Least Rewarding?

I think one of the most important things I've learned is persistence. Not to give up too soon, because the solution is probably right in front of me. I have learned to give every person a second chance, because first impressions can often be misleading. I used to think that there was one best solution to a problem, but I've learned that that kind of thinking limits the possibility of great success.

This interview question can be tricky. You want to make sure that the things you say are least rewarding aren't responsibilities that are going to be a major part of the job you are interviewing for. For example, if the last job you had involved extensive customer service telephone work that you hated, and if being on the phone doing something similar is even a minor part of the new job, don't mention it. Instead, focus on the the tasks that were most rewarding and highlight those.

regardless of what question you have been asked. For example. because you don't want to be construed as someone who is negative about work. Your Responsibilities When you are asked questions related to your current or previous positions. That way. in your current or last position. The best way to respond is to give an example of something you accomplished that is directly related to the job you are interviewing for. Don't embellish your job. a sense of urgency to get projects completed or wanting to triple-check every item in a spreadsheet can be turned into a strength i. designed and managed registration software. It's also important to be honest. Focus most on your responsibilities that are directly related to the new job's requirements. explain to the interviewer how you registered students for courses. and solved customer problems. The best way to respond is to describe your responsibilities in detail and to connect them to the job you are interviewing for. be sure that it's a minor one and turn it into a positive. if you were working on a project that was behind deadline. What Was the Biggest Accomplishment in This Position? Your potential employer will want to know what you accomplished. For example. For example. Try to tie your responsibilities in with those listed in the job description for the new position.you always want to focus on the positive when interviewing. in general. always be cognizant of the job you are interviewing for and tailor your response accordingly. the employer will see that you have the qualifications necessary to do the job. Find the best match and use that to show how what you accomplished will be beneficial to the company you are interviewing with.e. if you are interviewing for a job at a school where you will need to manage student registration. If you wrote a targeted cover letter when applying for the job use the information you included to create your response. Note that the term "weakness" isn't used in the sample answers . What is Your Greatest Weakness? When you're asked what your greatest weakness is. explain to the interviewer how you adjusted the workload and the timeline to get back on track and ahead of schedule. you are a candidate who will make sure that the project is done on time and your work will be close to perfect. Review your resume and review the job posting. because you don't know who the hiring manager will be checking with when they check your references. Sample Answers . If you didn't fail at anything. it's important to be specific and to be positive about what you did in your previous position(s). Try to accentuate the positive. try to turn a negative into a positive. say so.When interviewing. If you can think of an example. and what you didn't.

Rather. I've honestly learned something from each boss I've had. Although I've never missed a deadline. I used to like to work on one project to it completion before starting on another. I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule. and with my attention to detail. • • • • What is Your Greatest Weakness? • • • • What is Your Greatest Strength? . Sometimes. I spend more time than necessary on a task. I know my work is correct. I liked the fact that management did not show favoritism and they were understanding of employees needs. I don't want just to meet deadlines. I like to make sure that my work is perfect. I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule. I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule. but I would want my supervisor to try to know me in that way. I don't want just to meet deadlines. Sometimes. I am excellent at meeting deadlines. Although I've never missed a deadline. and to be confident when assigning others work. When I'm working on a project. From the good ones. I've learned to make my perfectionism work to my advantage at work. • • Who Was Your Best Boss? I appreciate a work environment where supervisors try to make personal connections with their employees. I've come to a good balance by setting up a system to ensure everything is done correctly the first time. I've learned to make my perfectionism work to my advantage at work. I used to wait until the last minute to set appointments for the coming week. we still stay in touch. these things take time to know. I've learned from each boss I've had. Being organized wasn't my strongest point. and I think it allows me to be more creative and effective in each one. but I've learned to work on many projects at the same time. but I realized that scheduling in advance makes much more sense.• • • • • • • What Do You Expect From a Supervisor? Sample Answers • • • When I'm working on a project. Early in my career. from the challenging ones what not to do. but I realized that scheduling in advance makes much more sense. I would like to be able to go my manager if I have an issue or idea and to be able to feel comfortable to expressing my thoughts. However. I like to make sure that my work is perfect. it is still an effort for me to know when to move on to the next task. I know my work is correct. Being organized wasn't my strongest point. I would also expect my supervisor to be open and honest with me and to let me know if there is anything I could do to improve upon or do differently in my work. I used to wait until the last minute to set appointments for the coming week. Rather. so I tend to perhaps spend a little too much time checking it. I had a mentor who helped me a great deal. what to do. When I'm working on a project. and I think it allows me to be more creative and effective in each one. Of course. so I tend to perhaps spend a little too much time checking it. but I've learned to work on many projects at the same time. I've come to a good balance by setting up a system to ensure everything is done correctly the first time. it is still an effort for me to know when to move on to the next task. or take on tasks personally that could easily be delegated to someone else. as well as their strengths. or take on tasks personally that could easily be delegated to someone else. I don't want just to meet deadlines. but I implemented a time management system that really helped my organization skills. and with my attention to detail. I would say that I can be too much of a perfectionist in my work. I would say that I can be too much of a perfectionist in my work. In my last job. However. I spend more time than necessary on a task. I am excellent at meeting deadlines. but I implemented a time management system that really helped my organization skills. I used to like to work on one project to it completion before starting on another. Rather. and to be confident when assigning others work.

Common NDT methods include ultrasonic. and Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology.Generate information and technologies on material quality. Specific Objectives: 1.Study the properties/characteristics. eddycurrent testing. i. systems engineering. • • • • • How Would You Describe Yourself? Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material. I pay attention to all the details. and coming up with solutions in a timely manner. and develops testing methods. and like to be sure that everything is just right. and this means that my performance is very high.[1] The terms Nondestructive examination (NDE). and take pride in excelling at my work. My greatest strength is my ability to focus on my work. 3. chemical. efficient. This enables me to be as productive as possible on the job. troubleshooting. civil engineering. anatomical. I enjoy solving problems. liquid penetrant. electrical engineering. mechanical and natural durability of wood and non-wood forest products.Revise/update information on Philippine wood and non-wood forest products. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best. and art. troubleshooting issues. I'm efficient and highly organized.[1] and low coherence interferometry[3] . and research. 2. 4. I enjoy learning from everyone I meet. radiographic. General Objective: Conduct R&D on the basic properties of timber and non-timber forest products and generate information and technologies for dissemination to the industry. 29 June 2008 Program Leader : Mario DR. remote visual inspection (RVI). My greatest strength is my ability to focus on the job at hand. My time management skills are excellent and I'm organized. I'm a perfectionist. Ramos The program generates basic and technological information on timber and nontimber forest products needed for their efficient and judicious use by the forestbased industries.Nondestructive inspection (NDI). I'm a creative thinker. medicine. I'm not easily distracted. I'm capable of keeping many projects on track at the same time. aeronautical engineering.• • • • • • • How Will Your Greatest Strength Help You Perform? I have exceeded my sales goals every quarter and I've earned a bonus each year since I started with my current employer.mechanical engineering.e. I'm a people person. even in a busy office like this one. physical. and . it is a highly-valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation. develops manuals and database. I'm not easily distracted from the big picture.[4] NDT is a commonly-used tool in forensic engineering. I pride myself on my customer service skills and my ability to resolve what could be difficult situations. component or system without causing damage. magnetic-particle. the academe and the general public.. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people.Formulate standards for raw material testing and grading. My organizational skills are my greatest strength. My greatest strength is my ability to work with many different people.[1] MATERIAL SCIENCE Sunday. and in this position I believe that will enhance my ability to perform on the team. [2] Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected.

07 May 2008 To harness S&T to ensure the global competitiveness of ecologically friendly forest-based products. 07 May 2008 Conduct basic and applied R&D to improve the utility and value of wood and non-wood products Undertake the transfer of technologies Provide technical services and training MISSION Wednesday. OBJECTIVES Wednesday. To provide scientific and technological support and services to address the needs of the poor and vulnerable sectors of society who depend on the utilization of forest resources for their livelihood. . 07 May 2008 To generate.5. MANDATE Wednesday. 07 May 2008 A sustainable forest-based industry that is able to produce economically competitive and environment-friendly commodities that contribute to socio-economic development and support the disadvantaged sectors of the society. To accelerate the development of the country's scientific research and technological innovation system. For the automotive use. Destructive testing From Wikipedia. see crash test. improve and transfer technologies and information on the efficient utilization of forest-based products to make local industries more competitive in the domestic and global markets and to benefit the general public VISION Wednesday. the free encyclopedia "Crash testing" redirects here.Prepare botanical manuals of Philippine plant groups.

in the case of a building). These tests are generally much easier to carry out. just to destroy it. or a scale model of a building. as the cost of destroying a small number of specimens is negligible. yield more information. tests are carried out to the specimen's failure. and are easier to interpret thannondestructive testing. Some types of destructive testing:     Stress tests Crash tests Hardness tests Metallographic tests Contents [hide] • • • • 1 Testing of large structures 2 Destructive software testing 3 See also 4 Notes [edit]Testing of large structures Snapshot from shake-table video of a 6-story non-ductile concrete building Building structures or large nonbuilding structures (such as dams and bridges) are rarely subjected to destructive testing due to the prohibitive cost of constructing a building.In destructive testing. It is usually not economical to do destructive testing where only one or very few items are to be produced (for example. and economic. Destructive testing is most suitable. in order to understand a specimen's structural performance or material behaviour under different loads. . for objects which will be mass produced.

manuals. 4.Develop appropriate technologies to enhance the manufacturing process of the structural components and builders’ woodworks industry. pallets. etc.Earthquake engineering requires a good understanding of how structures will perform atearthquakes. furniture and packaging industries. doors. walls.Develop and conduct R&D projects relevant to the needs of the structural components and builder’s woodworks industry. in order to test its robustness. General Objective: Generate information and technologies on the design and production of engineered products that include builders’ wood works and structural components for the housing. and make these facilities available to the industry. thereby utilizing wisely the wood and non-wood forest products resources of the country. 29 June 2008 Program Leader : Rico J.Develop environment-friendly innovative engineered products that would wisely utilize the wood and non-wood resources of the country. carried out on a platform called ashake-table which is designed to shake in the same manner as an earthquake. pamphlets and other forms of publications to circulate generated information and technologies on design and production of engineered products. 3. and they are carried out to verify the designed seismic performance of a new building. The tests are. mostly. . 2. Destructive tests are more frequently carried out for structures which are to be constructed in earthquake zones. Results of those tests often include the corresponding shake-table videos.Prepare technical reports. Specific Objectives: 1. or the actual performance of an existing building. furniture and packaging industries and provide testing facilities and services in support to such industries. BUILDERS' WOODWORKS AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS Sunday. Such tests are sometimes referred to as crash tests. [edit]Destructive software testing Destructive software testing is a type of software testing which attempts to cause a piece of software to fail in an uncontrolled manner. Cabangon The Program utilizes engineering concepts and principles to develop and evaluate engineered products that include structural components and builders’ woodworks in support to the housing. Testing of structures in earthquakes is increasingly done by modelling the structure using specialist finite element software. 5.Set-up facilities for full-size testing of engineered products such as engineered structural lumber.