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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.

Why didn't you go into more detail on the methods in your talk. Thats what we care about, not your obscure academic project.

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How can you help fix the challenges we face... I was not aware of the specific challenges since they were not able to share.

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How many clients could I handle When I had no experience to gauge this by since U was an academic researcher.

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Please look at this data and present results, recommendations and conclusions.

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The questions from individuals covered a number of areas, such as scientific/methodological, strategic, work style, time management since deadlines are often very narrow, etc..

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Describe a mistake you made at work, how you handled it, and what you learned from it.

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Why are you interested in working for us? You were an Instructor (per your resume)?? Where you qualified for that? How?

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What have you published?

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How to do the troubleshooting?

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