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Name a situation where you had to work with someone of an older generation.1 Answer
This person was also the plant manager. I was asked to find a solution to a technical problem that exhibited in a particular area of their current processes. There was not any practical resolution from the technology options, so I needed him to amend the process, just slightly. I presented the problem to him in a meeting with all stakeholders attending. I then confirmed the obstacles to the technology, and offered the specific catch in the process. He immediately asserted that the most logical solution was to amend the process is the manner I needed. All agreed, and he got to be the wise voice of reason and top decision maker. Everyone was happy.
Describe your experience in selling solutions versus products? How are they different and how would you place your experience in this conversation?
What songs best describes your work ethic.73 Answers
I get money
Eye of the tiger
Tom Sawyer by Rush
working for the weekend
DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY
Stand Out by Tevin Campbell from A Goofy Movie
All night long!
Whistle While You Work - for interesting work Working on the Chain Gang - for boring work
Taking Care Of Business... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-R9S1m4dA
She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer
There's an old hymn, "We'll Work 'Til Jesus Comes"
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjR4_CbPpQ (Of course I look for work doing Six Sigma and Lean....)
Closer - NIN
Isn't "She Works Hard for the Money" about being a prostitute? I mean I have had jobs where I felt like that but I'm not sure I'd use being a hooker to describe my work ethic.
Don't worry, be happy. It reminds us that life is wonderful, live it up to its fullest each day, and enjoy all the ups, downs, negatives and positives. Don't worry, be happy is a daily reminder to do just that.
Learning to Fly
Help! the Beatles I work with college students... at times, they need a lot of help.
to Anonymous, no "She Works Hard for the Money" is not about a prostitute. That song was written by Donna after she found a bathroom attendant sleeping on the job and she apologized to Donna and told her she was tired because she had already worked at another job that same day.
...as a hooker.
Elvis Presley: A Little Less Conversation Because I like to do things and solve problems, not sit in meetings and talk about them.
"Takin' Care of Business" - BTO
It's Not Easy Being Green
"Taking Care of Business" is about being happily unemployed, if you pay attention to the lyrics. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is satire, according to the writer, Bobby McFerrin.
Creep - Radiohead
"I'm your man" by Leonard Kohen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r24_T-HOcyg
It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp
Satellite - Lena Landrut Meyer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QSgNM9yNjo I went everywhere for you, I even did my hair for you...
Simply the Best
WORKIN' NIIIIINE TO FIIIIIVE.....
Starship - We Built This City
Don't Stop Believing -- Journey
Money makes the World go around
I believe I can fly.
My answer would be Todd Rundren's, Bang The Drum"-"I don't want to work I want to bang on my drum all day" Or"Take This Job And Shove It"
"she works hard for the money" by donna summer. duh
I hope Mariana: isn't a proof reader thats Cohen ..C.O.H.E.N. with a Cee not a K
Eight Days a Week - Beatles
Zippity doo dah sounds about right. It is from a Disney movie called Song of the South. My second choice is, "Hi ho', hi ho', it's off to work i go. Just work the day and take the dough, hi ho' hi ho'. (and when they legalize marijuana it's, High ho' High ho, just pass the chips and go.......) :-]..... drooling man
Salt Peanuts, as performed by Charlie Parker
i believe i can fly
In the light. By 'soulstice'
"99 Problems", Jay-Z.
Too Legit to Quit! MC Hammer
"I want it all" - Queen
"We are the champions" - Queen
"On my way" - Styx
8 days in a week ;)
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm cover
Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjR4_CbPpQ
best strategy follower will defenately gets a success
mama i m in love with a criminal.
"That Ol' Wheel" by Johnny Cash/Hank Williams Jr/Waylon Jennings
16 Tons Speaks of being loyal to a company even when things are hard. Also might indicate that you would be a good ships captain because you are willing to go down with the ship.
"When I was a lad"
"Take This Job and Shove It"
"Phenomena... do do... de do da" The Muppets
She works hard for the money.
Against all odds :D
Kid Rock: Rockstar
Centuries by fall out boy
Lean on me
Lean on me
Started from the Bottom Now I'm Here. - Drake
Gettin old... Gettin gray..., Getting ripped-off!... Underpaid..., Gettin sold... Second hand... ...That's how it goes, playin in a band...
Whistle while you work :)
Cult of personality
That's the dumbest question I've heard in along time, right next to if you could be anything you want what would it be.... Real life is not a song or dream! Idiots
The "Manamana" song from Sesame Street. No words; no real meaning...perfect! It will also be stuck in the interviewers head all day. He/she will either remember you or stop asking stupid interview questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2P68iML-VM
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. It's about working your way to the top from humble beginnings, exhibiting a no-quit attitude and defeating all adversity along the way.
"Business" by eminem
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer ?23 Answers
Neither, I'm the chief
I'm a gatherer of new ideas and a hunter of old obsolete ones.
Trick question, I hunt the gatherers, and steal from the hunters.
I'm the hunter. Now go gather me some wood if you want to eat! (Collaboration.)
Why are you using THAT OS? I am neither. See my new job title.
I am your leader, Go suck on that!
Oh are those new business lines you are hiring for?
I hunt down history to learn from the mistakes of others, and gather New Ideas!
Well, if you like chicken nuggets you are neither and both. You don't really hunt chickens, but you don't really gather them the way you do berries and veggies. And I like chicken nuggets, so I really can't give you a clear answer.
It is actually a nice question . Hunters are "designed" to stay focused for a long time on a single task and to do it well ,gatherers are capable of multitasking but they don't go deep into their tasks . So i guess the answer depends on the job description
I am a gatherer when my counterpart is a hunter, I am a hunter when my counterpart is a gatherer. Balance.
I would consider myself more of a woman. I don't really do much, I kinda just sit around waiting for food to be brought to me. And then of course I get my little butt back in that kitchen, because as we all know, that's where I belong .
Hunter, but I use opportunities as they come.
Yes. I gather what I hunt down.
Neither - I call the shots
I'm the planner - the hunter and the gatherer do what I tell them to do and follow my plan
Well, my name is actually Hunter, so that pretty much answers that one... Next question please...
I am a witness between hunter & gatherer to act and take dicision for future action.
Simple iam a HUNTER .. why to give balah blaahh answrzz
a hunter. Because I was always trying to figure out something that I want to know nd always learn to master
I would like to hunt new ideas by gathering the information that is already present.
This is the digital age isn't it? I use Alexa to order my groceries and I gather my daily needs via various feeds!
How does the internet work?20 Answers
I don't think the Internet works at all, it's more of a play thing.
Series of tubes.
bunch of computers talking to each other through routers and switches
The Internet is that it’s a network of networks that operate around the world as if it were one distinct identity.
The internet, as it is called in the vernacular, is a packet-switched network. This means that each transmission of, for example, a file, is broken onto packets of information, and each one contains the source and destination information, a sequence number that indicates what order the packets are supposed to be re-assembled in, a code that can be used to correct errors or identify bad packets, along with the actual payload data. Special computers called switches and routers read the source and destination data and send the transmitted packet to the correct digital address, ideally by the shortest timewise route, but not always. the many packets that contain a single file may individually be sent along several paths to get to the destination, depending on congestion and load and latencies. The received packets are stored in the destination equipment until all are present and any defective packets have been re-transmitted and received and checked again, then the original file is re-assembled in the correct order for use.
Mostly pretty well. Except for all that spam - but even that would be good if I were a spammer.
The internet does not work. We work my using the internet.
well Internet does not work, it is someone who makes it to work, according to desire.
It doesn't - it's always down. Have you guys here paid your bill ?
Trick question. Only Al Gores knows the answer to that question....
It works alright. It can deliver a lot of bad things too, but I like to think it overall benefits humanity, if not doesn't affect it on a scale of good to bad.
TCP/IP and UDP packets get sent around from one computer to the next until they reach the destination, and can contain various information usually depending on which port they are sent from/to (eg to port 80 is usually the web server)
Internet works as per the knowledge of human brains & its provider.
The internet run on cats
Basically due to advertising and communications
They asked me about the Java Object - Oriented, Inheritance and Out-put the single value of the 2 dimension array7 Answers
All the answers can be easily found from internet/ java book if you repair them before
Could you be more specific about the questions? And could you explain how you answered their questions, please! I'm gonna have the C# interview from Systems Logic, and they're gonna ask me questions about C++. So, if you can specify the questions they asked you, it could be more helpful to me. Please!!!
I have got the phone all and email from them but that's it. Did they contact you again? How did you set up the appointment with them?
Hi all. I've just passed the 2nd round technical interview for the JAVA Developer position. They sent me an email about attending a training session at their head office before job placement. Did any of you guys have such experience?
What kind of question did they ask you in the technical interview?
I have passed the technical interview and I received an offer letter and two agreements (training agreement and employment agreement) from them. But a lot of things in the agreements are not very clear, it didn't say anything about paid holidays, employee insurances, etc. I am not sure if I should sign it or not. Does anyone have idea about this whole thing?
can you please tell me if this good company?
Explain a time when you were faced with a deadline and the timeframe was not enough time.5 Answers
that time was challanging to me. then i contribute my subordinates and tell them to do work as per my instruction in efficient manner. i broke my tem into several sub units, thats it. every person hold the all responsibility of that work which he had done so they did their work sincerly.
time is very most if time safe whose your life safe
we have to struggle with the time.
this is a subjective question in the first place. In 90% cases deadlines are such that there's never enough time to deliver. the challenge is to find a way to deliver the best of what is possible that would achieve the objective... this is what we have been doing for the past 10 years in our company.
bagi saya, waktu bukanlah masalah,,karena waktu takkan ku biarkan mengatur hidupku,, dan dengan begitu kita tidak akan merasa terbebani.selama tujuan dan usaha itu ada. masalah datang jika kita mau dan bersedia terikat oleh waktu...
During the technical interview, the second interview asked, "How would you configure trace route in a cisco firewall for a group of windows users?" I repeated the question to make sure I heard it correctly, and he responded with, "Windows fundamentally handles trace route differently than Unix does."6 Answers
The answer to the question is obviously, You configure ICMP through the cisco appropriate syntax for the windows users. I was thrown off by him saying what he did about Unix and was not even given a chance to actually answer the initial question. so my question is, If you wanted to know the answer to the first question, why would you even ask the second one basically replacing the first question? How is anyone supposed to know which to answer or what the person asking the question is actually looking for?
The problem is that your answer of "You configure ICMP through the Cisco appropriate syntax for the windows users" is incorrect. (Or, at best, incredibly vague.) It's definitely a fair question. While Windows uses ICMP for traceroute, it's important to note that Linux technically uses UDP. Therefore, the responses they get from the devices along the path is different, depending on which source device you used to initiate the trace. As such, the required configuration is equally different on the Cisco device. For Windows, you'd need an inbound rule allowing icmp time-exceeded. For Linux, you'd need an inbound rule allowing icmp unreachable. For both, you'd also need to add an "inspect icmp" statement. Looking at his question as well as his explanation after you repeated it, it's safe to say that there was nothing wrong with the way he asked it. The problem is that you didn't know the answer. In fairness though, it IS a trick question that gets asked of all of us, even myself when I applied.
Here is my problem with the question. I know that linux/unix/solaris/AIX all utilize UDP. some of the more modern and updated unix based operating systems do utilize icmp instead of UDP. My issue is not with the fact that he asked this. Yes I did get quite flustered and it threw me off, but had he simply stated how would you configure a cisco firewall for a specific group of windows users, I would have quickly and easily stated that you would create the appropriate network object group containing the subnet(s)/IP(s) of the users and allow icmp time-exceeded. I could have easily sat down in front of a cisco ASA or PIX and had it implemented and working, I would say, easily in less than 15 mins. That would also be dependent on the subtnet(s)/IP(s) that needed to be added after creating the network object group. So yes it is a trick question, and was very confused as it seemed he wanted to know how to configure it for linux/unix, not windows even though that is what he asked. I have worked with numerous network devices from numerous vendors and so the exact syntax for each one sometimes escapes me, but I am more than technically competent enough to find the syntax and implement it with no help. I guess the most insulting part of the interview process is that based off of this interview, the recruiter stated, "You are just average, and we need someone that is exceptional. so we can't proceed with your submission." That is a direct quote. I have made it further in my career with no degree, minimal college education and through my blood, sweet and tears, metaphorically, in less time than most hope to with a bachelors degree. I work with SMEs and collegues with 15+ years experience as their equal. That is not "Just average." I have written SLAs, OLAs, technical manuals, disaster recovery plans, training plans, training material, and numerous other things for the DoD, TSA, Banks, and municipalities. I have been working on global networks for over 5 years as well. I have solved problems that engineers with at least twice as much experience as myself, that they were unable to solve. I have run into issues that have stumped Microsoft themselves for over two weeks. If this is the career of an "Average" engineer, then by all means, I am just average.
It's unfortunate that the way you were dismissed was a little bit unprofessional and seemingly misinformed. Also, in fairness, it's probably never a good idea to tell a candidate that they're "just average", even in cases where they really are. For what it's worth, I'd like to apologize on behalf of DD (as much as I'm technically allowed to do so) for the way it was handled. However, regarding the original point, the interview itself is specifically designed to fluster you. We actually expect most people to get this particular question wrong. The idea is not for us to see if you know it all but more specifically how you deal with questions you don't know the answer to. (Bonus points if you DO know, obviously.) We certainly don't expect candidates to know everything offhand, we just like to see whether or not you're going to try to BS your way through an answer. Since I wasn't on this particular call, I have no idea how it went for you but I can guarantee that the decision wasn't based on this question alone but was more likely an overall view of your skills based on all of your answers. I do realize that it's no picnic when you're on the phone but for the most part, they do try to take that into consideration. (I was hired over the phone as well, all the way from South Africa.)
I do understand what you have said, and I greatly appreciate the apology. I was very excited about this opportunity. I believe based off my experience and my knowledge of the position that I would have been a great asset to the team. I honestly do not know why the engineers I interviewed with or the recruiter would have felt the way the recruiter did. I know that the engineers I spoke with told me that the recruiter would call me with the next steps and I answered every question that they asked, except the afore mentioned question. The following link is my linkedin profile (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10589063&trk=tab_pro). This is about all I can say. I was excited and looking forward to the opportunity, but obviously I was not considered. Thank you for your time, response, and consideration. I wish you the best.
In window you use tracert which works with icmp echo and reply message and in cisco environment you use traceroute command undp as well as icmp. But you have to configure for firewall to allow icmp replies
The CEO asked me to rate myself on my overall I.T. knowledge on a scale from 1 to 10.4 Answers
Being that this was such a subjective question i answered a 4-6 given my years of experience and Larry said Bullsh@t you are a 3 at best.
You were bullied, broken down, and low balled yet you worked there to gain experience. So were they accurate on their assessment of your skill?
No they were not accurate on their assessment because you cannot assess someone's skills that quickly, otherwise you are making assumptions based on your subjective perception. The usage of profanity and character assassination also speaks poorly for someone who is running a business.
I would also like to add that i worked there, because i felt maybe the CEO was just doing the whole "tough love" routine, but the things i witnessed and saw working there left me shaking my head and thinking "How can anyone run a business that has like ten different Corporate entities to shuffle money around" and not to mention doing I.T. work for banks and clearly not following all the rules and regulations.
The head of engineering wanted to know what my favorite and least favorite parts of some Java project I did last year were.3 Answers
I didn't really know so I kinda made something up on the spot.
can you please share some of the technical/coding questions?
There wasnt really any real coding, but mine were all phone interviews, they had me design a data structure over google talk, and a they had me talk though how I would design a class but it was pretty verbal, no real like do this with a linked list or anything like that. Its sort of you either know it or you dont know how to do it.