interview questions shared by candidates
What are your plans for the future in order to drive business within the company?1 Answer
Do extensive interviews to be able to hire the right people. Train the people better than the online training that is available. Help motivate my team with enthusiasm, energy, attitude and incentives.
If you had turned your cell phone to silent, and it rang really loudly despite it being on silent, what would you tell me?49 Answers
i have a phone too
Who's phone was that?
I would tell you nothing because I should have turned it off during our meeting.
With technology today you would think my phone would know that I am in an interview
I would say it's a miracle, because I always power my phone completely off. Either I need it, or I don't. I see no purpose in "silence"; that's just saying "I'll listen to you until someone more important makes it vibrate."
Sorry my wife is getting ready to give birth.
I've actually had that happen before... the phone was off, yet made a ring via some kind of crazy glitch. I was in church. It was NOT a miracle.
It's my bitter half ....sorry my better half call .....
oh, its for you and had the phone to the interviewer...
Sorry for the interruption, a silent mode failure, if it would be a biomedical engineering problem I would have fixed it right away - then take off the battery.
Well if you make the mistake of not hiring me today my next stop is going to be at Google, because they CLEARLY need my services. When I finish a project, it works.
Sorry, I have my phone set to ring only if Mr. Falk is calling. Excuse me while I take this.
I will continue our conversation because I would have left my phone in the car.
I'd ask if I could look out the window for the Batsignal - only Commissioner Gordon has the authority to ring through vibrate mode.
Oh, I forgot to turn off my Stretch-break Alarm today.
my smartphone heard itself being referred to in the question and wanted to weigh in...
Even the best technology needs human intervention
I'd tell you that I must have forgotten it in my haste to be on time, and apologize profusely, while removing the battery. There's no need to stammer trying to explain that I turned it to silent, and the phone didn't work, who's going to believe that? I'd look like someone who didn't know how to work their own phone, at best - or worse a liar! Take the blame and own up, everybody makes mistakes.
"Oh, excuse me". ( pulls phone from pocket, remove battery, put it back on pocket) .. look the person in the eyes and say " im sorry about that". moves on.
That would never happen to me 'cause I don't have a cell phone :)
"I assumed this phone would work the way it was supposed to, as I DID put it on silent. Too bad, faulty technology". Remove battery, continue.
Excuse your self, and simply remove battery and apologize and let them know that you are ready to proceed.
id get my cell phone out and show him/her that its switched off and say i never have that problem
This phone is like a baby in church...making noise just at the wrong time!
I Got a Bug :)
I'd look guiltly as all get-out, take the battery out, and set it on the desk and continue with the interview.
then it could be from Rajnikanth
Ah! Seems he's got a mind of his own!
excuse me....m sorry about that....
Sorry that's my parole officer calling...
i won't say anything coz i have already switched off my phone n i knw it wld b ur phn thts ringin n i wont like u 2 offend by saying your phone's ringin
Sorry about that. My provider just lost a good customer.
I need a pay rise for a new phone since the current one is not functioning as it should.
"Sorry, it is an everyday alarm for medicine." I'm sure this is going to work bcoz cell phone alarms do ring even if the cell phone is in silent mode.
what a mess... heheheh
i would tell u to ask better questions with more logic because phone doesn't work like u said.
i would say the interviwer , "See, the phone rang even if it was on silent mode! This is why you should hire me soon."
Oh, it's probably the President. I'll call him back later. Shut phone off and say "Please continue with what you were saying, he won't be interrupting us again. (Everyone, even the interviewer has the concern that their phone will go off at an inappropriate time. You can turn this into a plus if you don't panic and come up with some lie or explanation. He will of course know that you don't know the president and will take it as a joke rather than a lame excuse. It will also sub-consciouslly show him that your conversation with him is the most important thing at the moment.)
It must be from your HR department. I'm already impressed by how efficient your organisation is.
"I'm sorry for the noise, if it truly disturbs you. I was being chased by the Klingon's, and lost them in a wormhole. My Transponder must have reset itself to the original factory settings".
I would say that God is calling, and I should probably answer it
I'd check my phone, turn it off, and say, "I apologize" then continue with the interview without further explanation. The important thing is not to get flustered or make a bigger deal of the incident than is necessary. It has happened to everyone. No point in wasting time after the initial apology or annoying anyone further with unnecessary explanations. If the interviewer wants further explanation, s/he can ask.
Sorry but its time for Angry Birds
My phone is sick
lol, i set silent profile but with a timer.. sorry for the noise i caused..
Lol love the parole officer and the batman answers. Awesome. Also, who owns a phone with a removable battery anymore?
I would fart louder than the ringer and then bless myself as if I had sneezed.
My most difficult question was "What do you think your former supervisor would say you did wrong?"1 Answer
I was speechless. I wasn't going to bring myself down, but I remember CLEARLY that I had never been scolded or corrected for something very serious at my former job.
Do you have a weakness?1 Answer
When positioned in a leadership role I give my team space to do their work, trusting them to be efficient and produce quality work without someone bearing over them. However, this backfires when I do not micromanage enough and my teammates may drift from their responsibilities because they do not have my direction.
I don't work with these guys and have no idea what I am doing in this interview, so I don't have any questions for you.1 Answer
I tried to find some commonalities or relationship to show my skills, but he did not seem at all interested. I did receive some confirmation that the environment was very fast paced and hectic. He seemed to like working for Dell, but was not real enthusiastic about it.
Why are you here what wasn't working in your last position, or, what makes you think you are good enough to work here.1 Answer
best answer is "To be honest I am 100% confident in my ability and I am looking for a job that matches me, or To be honest I came in here today with the intentions of finding out if this position was good enough for me."
Where did you go to elementary school? What is that? A public school?1 Answer
Yes - my parents are public school educators and I attended one of the best school systems in the state. Believe me, my education was not lacking. In addition, I was earning my MBA when I interviewed.