If you are an Applicants seeking for job, then these is for you as we highlight the 12 major questions asked during job interview.
Tell me about yourself and your qualifications
I have been a hostess at XYZ Restaurant for just over two years and I greet and seat customers, assess wait times, fulfil to-go orders and answer the phones. I love the lively and busy environment and I am able to multi-task and seat customers quickly, even on our busy weekend nights. I have enjoyed and grown in my current role, but I would like to utilize my customer service expertise in an elite restaurant environment. I am interested in your restaurant because of its reputation for delivering first-in-class service to your patrons in a lively, dynamic environment.
What makes you Unique?
What makes me unique is my ability to meet and exceed deadlines. In my previously role, my manager consistently praised me for Completing my projects efficiently with a high level of quality. This allowed me to take an additional responsibilities and eventually led to a promotion.
Why do you want to work at this Company?
The company’s Mission to help college grads pay off their student loan debt resonates with me. I’ve been in student loan debt myself and would love the opportunity to work with a company that’s making a difference. Finding a company with a positive work environment and values that align with my own has remained a priority throughout my job search and this company ranks at the top of the list.
What interest you about this role?
While I highly valued my time at my previous company, there are no longer opportunities for growth that align with my career goals. This position fits perfectly with my skill set and how I’m looking to grow in my career. I’m also looking for a position at a company like yours that support’s underserved Communities, which is a personal Passion of mine.
What Motivates you?
Making a true difference in the lives of my patients and their families motivates me to strive for excellence in everything I do. I look forward to seeing my patients reactions when we get a positive outcome that will change their lives forever. That’s why I became a “nurse” and why I’m pursing a position in pediatrics.
What are your goals for the future?
I would like to continue developing my marketing expertise over the next several years. One of the reasons I am interested in working for a fast-growing startup company is that if I have the ability to wear many hats and collaborate with many different departments. I believe this experience will serve me well in achieving my ultimate goal of someday leading a marketing department.
Where do you think I will be in five years?
Some of my future goals for the next few years include leading a design team in a formal capacity. I am also excited about the prospect of working with product and event teams on developing streamlined processes. This is a natural fit with my project management background. I would like to further develop my skills in user experience to aid in creating more user-focused designs all around.
How do you respond to stress or Change?
I am able to calm by focusing on the bigger picture and breaking down my project into smaller tasks. I always start by asking myself, “What is the ultimate goal I am trying to achieve?” From there, I make a list of immediate and long-term action items with achievable but ambitious deadlines. Even if the big project is due tomorrow. I ask myself, what’s something I can tackle in the next 30minutes? Before I know it, I have made significant progress and that impossible project doesn’t seem so impossible.
How do you handle conflict at work?
I was working as a project manager on an IT project and one technician was constantly late finishing tasks. When I approached him about it, he got defensive so I kept calm and acknowledged that the deadlines were challenging and asked how I could help him meet expectations. He told me that he had been pulled into another project so I met with the other project manager and we came to resolution that lightened the technician’s workload for the remainder of the project, the technician delivered great work. I learned that you don’t always know what others are experiencing and by keeping that in mind. You can better navigate conflict and be a more helpful and supportive colleague.
What is your greatest accomplishments?
Some of my future goals for the next few years include leading a design team in a formal capacity. I am also excited about the prospect of working with product and event teams on developing streamlined processes. This is a natural fit with my project management background. I would also like to further develop my skills in user experience to aid in creating more user-focused designs all around.
How do you define success?
I define success as fulfilling my role in my team and in the company. I work toward completing my individual duties as effectively as possible, balancing that with professional growth and contributing to larger organisational goals. In my previous role, success meant exceeding weekly metrics, implementing processes that supported the company’s KPIs and meeting quarterly professional development goals.
How do your skills align with this role?
I can make anyone feel comfortable in a new environment, which makes me a good fit as a human resources assistant. In my previous position, a new employee came to me and told me that she didn’t think she was right for the company culture. After talking for a few minutes, we realized that she felt too much pressure to participate in company events. I started introducing events that involved fewer competitions and more casual environments and she quickly grew more comfortable with her team.
Why should we hire you?
My experience accurately managing inventory intake and skills in creating effective, streamlined schedules make me uniquely qualified to succeed in this kitchen manager position. I understand that you require a highly organized candidate with acute attention to detail. In my previous job, I successfully handled schedules for 20 employees and reduced food wastage by 15%. I am confident in my ability to use my organizational skills to bring efficiency and order to your restaurant.