I would say help a customer exchange a slightly worn pair of shoes for new ones of a different make and model to keep the customer happy. and that I sold xxx additional pairs of shoes because I was nice to the customer.
I wouldn't say there was 1 really profoundly difficult question, but the process itself - asking questions that might cause you to make a contradiction in your reasons for interviewing with Accenture, was stressful.
I know this is a typical behavioral question. But, since this interview was in a hurry (& I have not prepared for job interviews), I wasn't really prepared to answer this well. I think that's why there was a follow up! I think I did well the second time around!
Perhaps my greatest weakness is my inability to strike the perfect balance between my professional and personal life. I often find myself willing to sacrifice what is important in life i.e. family and friends, in order to further enhance my career. This is particularly difficult because I gain momentum in my work when I'm progressing and take lots of ownership in the work that I produce. This also affects me on a psychological level as well. If I haven't completed a project at work, I find myself never fully at home. However I am working on this and make special dates to spend time with the important people in my life.
Not sure if this is a trick question. Are you trying to find the most queried search term? If so, then how is it "unique"? Assuming it's not unique, this is a typical application of the map/reduce paradigm. Assign each query a value of 1 (map) and then count the number of occurrences (reduce). Google sort of popularized the shift towards map/reduce anyway.
Yes, it's my intention to make a stable employment choice and climb up the ladder. Then I ask is it difficult to reach management level. No I started as a secretary. Makes me wonder the competency of all other positions.
Wow, I wonder if it's this easy to get job titles, how efficient is the management team?
I think she was trying to give me a softball question, but it caught me off guard. I was a dumb 18 year old, I wasn't exactly strategic about much of everything. I've noticed this in interviews that they sometimes firmly frame something in a way that doesn't fit with your experience. I've made the mistake of trying to answer the question with the same framing but I think I would have done better to reframe it and share real experiences of challenges and successes.
It's best to show that you are pro-active in investigating things, planning outcomes, and obtaining results. Using a STAR (Situation/Task/Activity/Result) approach may help. As an example: My initial focus was getting familiar with the college facilities and rules, and I read things like the catalog and college newspaper and visited different spots to understand what was expected out of me. Soon after I started focusing on meeting department counselors and going to seminars hosted by college departments to learn more about my college major and minor options. My main focus was discovery or investigation, and then planning objectives. I spent time in the library and online to figure out the major and minor combinations that would suit my natural ability and also give me the career success that I desired. I went over options with friends. I did a lot of research and communicated with associates and counselors as part of my research. Finally, I developed plans after weighing things. I wrote down plans, just as I planned studies during my semesters. I focused on goal setting and trying to find the most efficient solutions for me. Over time, I enhanced my strategies by networking, going to college job fairs, and taking the right mix of coursework and workshops that helped give me a good blend of job skills. This gave me a feel of the job market and allowed me to develop my resume and build up a broader focus on the big picture. To sum it up, the main focus was on getting information and analysing it as well as networking with people to learn things and develop my career development strategy.
I kept trying to think of questions to ask, thinking if I didn't ask questions she would think I wasn't interested. Then, I realized by her tone she was really telling me that she was done and hopefully, so was I.