Contract specialist Interview Questions

Contract specialist Interview Questions

Contract specialist Interview Questions

When businesses are looking to hire a contract specialist, they're looking for an individual who can help the company make deals with other companies or suppliers. Interviewers want to make sure you have a strong knowledge of finance, as well as impressive communication abilities, organization skills, and research skills.

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Top Contract Specialist Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top contract specialist interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: What steps do you take to draft a contractual agreement?

How to answer: Employers want to gain an understanding of your knowledge and work process. Discuss each step of your process in a way that is clear and concise. Not only will this help interviewers understand your process, but you can also show off your communication and organization skills in your answer.

Question #2: How important is negotiation in this position?

How to answer: Your answer to this question is a matter of opinion, but your answer also depends on the company you're applying to work for. Evaluate the job description to determine just how important it is to have negotiation skills in that position. You can also discuss how your well-written and researched contractual agreements make it harder for companies to refuse your offers.

Question #3: How do you stay up to date with the latest contract regulations and laws?

How to answer: The rules and regulations of the industry are always changing and employers want to make sure you're always in the know. Talk about how to stay up to date to prove you're responsible, a skilled researcher, and a self-motivated employee.

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Acorda Therapeutics
Contracts Paralegal was asked...May 10, 2015

There are many contracts that must be properly calendared for anniversary dates, what do you do to keep organized? and if something is held up what do you do to keep it flowing through the pipeline timely?

2 Answers

Complex contract maintenance requires much more oversight with the calendaring of several anniversary I also communicate the issue/problem with the team. Less

Daily spreadsheet and master tracker.

Aruba Networks

Was I able to process a signature counter signature and close out the contract process?.

1 Answers

Yes, I have prepared contracts from beginning to the close out process for over 5 years. I have worked with scientists and engineers in the past as well as lower level employees to executives. Less

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

What was my experience using project management tools and which ones?

1 Answers

I had used MS Project and even excel for many years, and could learn new project management packages fairly quickly. Less

Alstom Transportation

It was a mock situation involving problems with a project team's performance and the customer's constant changing requirements. Basically, how would you handle yourself , and what would you contribute to solve the internal and external issues.

1 Answers

It was difficult to be specific due to the relatively confusing organization structure. It was not clear who is the true leader in the mock situation, so a number of assumptions needed to be stated. Once I articulated those assumptions, then I could utilize my stronger more developed skills to drive resolution of the commercial and contractual issues. Once I described how to solve those issues, you could then be more specific on what to ask of the different functions so that the project team had all of the information required to solve the project and customer issues. Less

Hilton

Why do you want to work here? What is your biggest accomplishment? What has been your biggest failure? Asked some canned questions about your personality to determine what type of personality you have, i.e. type A, B, etc.

20 Answers

I want to learn and discover more in the front office dept

I would like to work for the company because of a new feeling in customer service and for a better future . Less

I want to work with the company because of their highly rated standard of records, so I wish to also be part of the company so as to maximize my hidden ability both in hospitality and otherwise. I believe in a say that quotes(customers satisfaction is our number one priority. Less

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LinkedIn

Describe a routine which returns the set of integers in {1..100} divisible without remainder by 3 but not by 9.

12 Answers

(1..100).select { |x| x%3 == 0 && x%9 != 0

1) start from number = 3 Loop while(number <= 100) 2) display number 3) number = number+3, display number 4) number = number+6 Loop Less

put those integers into an array, pick every third element, out of which discard every third element. Less

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Adecco

Why I was looking for a new position.

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I could exspres my abillity for diferente kinds of job because I am.very commoted to a job and I have ambition to learn . Less

Explained that after a period of being on my own, I was looking to contribute to a great company. Less

Looking for better options and a new beginning

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Manpower

Would I give up my current permanent, long time job for a temp position?

9 Answers

Yes (and I did)

Yes

Yes

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Cleveland Clinic

If an emergency arose during the first few days of employment and your immediate supervisor was off-site and unavailable, what would you do?

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I will go to the next person above my Immediate Supervisor and notify them.

I wil msg/ call to supervisor and inform her abt emergency I wil obey her advice. Less

Because I'm prior service Military personnel I would contact the Security Supervisor on duty. And inform them of whatever was going on to see how the would to proceed with the emergency or non-emergency situation. Less

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Unilever

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

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I am find for Internship

Well I’m really excited by this position at Midnight Consulting because in five years, I’d like to be seen as someone with deep expertise in the energy sector, and I know that’s something that I’ll have an opportunity to do here. I’m also really excited to take on more managerial responsibilities in the next few years and potentially even take the lead on some projects. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing managers, and so developing into a great manager myself is something I’m really excited about. Less

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