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Management Associate was asked...September 5, 2010

Should it be allowed to genetically modify your kids before they are born?

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this is the type of question you could expect in the group interviews.

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In 30 minutes write an code snippet in C# which will count the words in a document, and count the sentences in the document as well.

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Be prepared to handle all strange cases, different punctuations, abbreviations, special characters and quotes within sentences. This is a pen and paper exercise. Although they tell you they want to assess your coding ability they really want to see if you will stop and ask questions before you begin coding. They don't really care how you code, they care how you think. They don't tell you this up front however. Less

Is this not an exceptionally easy question for what I hope is a very demanding job? Are unit tests at least required? Less

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Should there be a black market for all products?

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Black or grey markets are neither good nor bad, they are an economic condition caused by non-market clearing prices or regulation. It's a normative question regarding a positive economic condition. In this country we have a black market for drugs and a grey market for pharmaceuticals. In other countries they have black markets for healthcare and toaster ovens. Less

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What's your greatest weakness?

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Obviously this isn't too unexpected given that my recruiter coached me on what to expect. However, my response was cited as what did me in: I have trouble maintaining up-to-date communications in the process of collaborating on work. Given that the position is explicitly a support position where you are an aide to executives and coordinating with others to keep things together, this weakness that I spoke of would significantly hinder my performance as an administrative assistant. Less

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Should torture be legal?

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it depends of the ev.... if with torture you get informations that could save a lot of people for example it's fine....it depends to how much you price the torture as violation of human rights Less

If you said no, they would said something like "well what if you had a terrorist in custody and you knew that he could tell you the location of a bomb in a crowded building that would go off in 5 minutes. Would you think it's ok to torture to get the answer and save 500 people in that building?" If you said yes, it should be legal, well then they'd make you feel like an a-hole since you think waterboarding is cool and all that. Pretty great interview. Less

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What was your biggest failure, personal or professional?

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Not taking the appropriate risk

Pick one that you would be comfortable talking about for 1/2 hr. In front of a few people. And to analyze it on a whiteboard. And to come to a conclusion on why you failed. Less

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What weaknesses do you have?

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Why do you consider that to be a weakness, surely that is a strength? Answer Why? Answer Why? Thinking: When are you going to stop asking why? Enough already! You are now procrastinating. Less

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Was asked about work history from Linked In profile - this was unexpected

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Answered accurately and honestly

Bridgewater Consulting Group

What assets do you bring to the role in terms of tools used to develop training for end users?

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With 12 years experience in the role (s) and strong background creating innovative and engaging training programs, both synchronous and asynchronous, I've honed my skill-sets in Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate (Storyline & Presenter), VideoScribe, GoAnimate, FrameMaker, Word, and PPT. Therefore, whether I build technical or soft-skills training content, the deliverables are customarily world-class based on client feedback. Less

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How would you describe person centre care

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Holistic care

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