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How do you influence people who do not report to you? How do you get them to do things even though they don't have to or want to?

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a) I've never actually had someone refuse to help me when asked, but b) I would try ahead of time to get to know them so that when I need to influence them or need to request assistance, they already have a basic level of comfort with me.

I would answer this question by first stating that it is important to get to know how people are motivated on a personal level first. If they do not report to you then you might not have positional authority to ask them for a deliverable. At a company like Microsoft, I'm sure that there are jobs/roles that require people to get help/collaboration from people outside of their positional authority. To do this, you must first know what motivates a person and proactively make personal "deposits" to build some solid connections so that when you need to make a "withdraw" you have invested enough. Deposits can be made by taking an interest in someone, providing them with help when they need it, or maybe buying them lunch/drinks.

What's your favorite tree?

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Are you comfortable with this level of pay cut?

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Would you be comfortable just being a programmer?

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What is your passion for Commerical Real Estate?

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How would you advice one of the business monoliths, such as Verizon, Comcast, IBM, etc., to strategically leverage new-age players like Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook or Google?

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surprisingly - the "very" first Q was - the salary range will be in this "---" figure. If acceptable, then lets talk. If not lets end oconversation.

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I give you a piece of broken equipment, can you fix it? Without the schematic?

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Would you be interested in working for this company?

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