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The Mission Church
Office Manager/Executive Assistant was asked...September 18, 2015

Name a difficult work related situation and how you overcame it.

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I was asked to create a spreadsheet to track nursing hours/patients that would allow the nursing staff to simply input nursing hour numbers and it would calculate specific ratios to assist with scheduling. This was difficult because of complex formulas need to evaluate specific criteria of nursing hours. I developed this sheet based on my knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This sheet remains in use even today. Less

"What do you want to do here?"

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"Anything you need me to do!"

Write a letter and send it to me with a list of the salary you are seeking, the benefits you require, and the vacation time you would need.

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I wrote the letter however, I never heard back from him.

NinjaHoldings

There were no questions asked.

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Because they never contacted me.

How did you solve a disagreement with another employee?

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It was with a new employee who didn't understand how we processed applications and was submitting them incorrectly. I simply explained the correct way to send them to Corporate so they wouldn't get rejected before the client was even a official client yet. Less

What would you define as a strength and a weakness?

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Strength: Positive energy. I like to interact with people and make people happy which is important in an organization such as this. Weakness: Stress. I can stress out over minor details, however that is because I care a lot about the organization and what it does, so I want things to be done correctly. Less

Juno Therapeutics

Why Juno

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For their passion and new technology to help save people's lives

WGAMES

Is the commute from the East end of Durham to Toronto (office location) manageable?

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Yes, GO train is extremely reliable

Practical based question: What would you do if the office bathroom went out and the landlord was not willing to fix it?

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I answered honestly and said I had never managed an office, therefor I never experienced an interaction with a landlord. But the most pragmatic option would be to document all interactions with the landlord and then fix the bathroom with our own budget. Later discuss reimbursement with the landlord, (which is normally part of renting terms.) Less

SwissBorg

A lot of questions to see if I understand how they operate, work. I suggest looking them up, read the latest blog posts and be prepared. If so, you will do just fine

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Checked blog posts/social media beforehand

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