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Cost Estimator was asked...December 10, 2011

When can you start?

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I need to be sure my current boss finds a replacement for me. This could take the full two weeks. Less



If a sales rep. asked you to complete a cost estimation on a job in 3 days but you knew now matter what you did you would not be able to accomplish it in less than 5 days what would you do?

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I would explain that it would take longer and why .

i would give a price for three days then bury them in extras

How many pickets can fit inside a 10’ x 6’ Fake Taxi, if ya know what I mean.

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69, Nice, then I chuckled

Toscano Clements Taylor

Apart from standard general questions, they were particularly interested in my experience with "estimates reconciliation with the client"

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I have experience in this aspect of estimates reconciliation, which has been part of my numerous duties as an Estimator Less

Protect Controls

What are your best and worst qualities?

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Best is that I am very intelligent and a very quick learner. Worst is I tend to get bored easily with non-sophisticated work and I'm not afraid to stand up for myself if need be. Less


Tell me your best skill

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I have proven internationa experience and top portfolio. HAYS NEVER replies in any form. Very ignorant and I tried experimenting by applying to DEFINATELY fake job posts. Some online several months, please see). Less


What is one area of personal development?

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Tend to be more quite during meetings; use this to absorb the conversation; work to better communicate during meetings to avoid the wrong impression Less

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Inquired about my experience and work ethics as that pertains to the position

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Explain your background

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Explain steps in estimating

Precision 2000 (P2K)

Can you tell me about yourself

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I told about my background, my communications skills and solving problems when it is needed. Also the importance for me of teamwork and what I look for a company and expectations in the future. Less

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