Specialist interview questions shared by candidates
How would you correct a compliance issue that stemmed from actions taken by managers you work with?1 Answer
All employees are subject to compliance rules and need to responsibly perform their job functions within acceptable parameters and their actions must be monitored for compliance issues. Corrective actions would be necessary corresponding in size or degree of the perceived violation.
how can you take a child daily getting under your skin saying the worst things you could imagine? Do you have tough skin? If a rough oversized kid became agressive how would you handle with that?1 Answer
I have thick skin. No matter what i will maintain professsionalism. I can do the job and I am definitley strict and no non sense.
What experience do you have with payroll?1 Answer
Describe any and all experience you have with dealing with customers. If you describe difficult situations you got a client out of, or how you turned an upset client or customer around in the past, that will score big points.
What is instrumentation Amplifier (IA) and what are all the advantages?1 Answer
An instrumentation amplifier is differential op-amp circuit providing high input impedances with ease of gain adjustment by varying a single resistor
What is your experience in teaching Spanish?1 Answer
I am a fluent speaker who majored in Spanish in college. I have experience working in a classroom setting through my position as a teacher’s aide that I held at the previous school I worked at.
Have you ever told a subordinat to do something and found out latter it was wrong? How did you correct it?23 Answers
Helped them correct it and appoligized for mistake
I corrected the situation myself with the subodinate helping me.
Take accountablity for the bad information, move on by correcting the mistake
Help them correct it to ensure that they know what to do the next time.
correct my mistake and apolgize
i will not say directly that it was wrong but i will ask him/her whether we can do this in different way n ask his opinion, by taking his reply in consideration i will correct the wrong thing with his help
Went to the person told them that after thinking about the situation that I think we should handle it a different way. Informed them of the new (correct) way of doing it and ask them what they think.
Nothing beats honesty. Part of the foundation of any leadership philosophy should be: "Always speak the truth. People will forgive an honest mistake, they won’t forgive you if you lie."
You must be honest. This is your integrity on the line. There is nothing more frustrating or de-motivating than a manager who cannot admit mistakes. When you have admitted the error be sure to offer assistance in repair or damage control.
Confess to the associate that you gave him/her incorrect information and that the work needs to be done over again. Apologize for the error and that this error just validates the fact that no one is perfect, we all make mistakes. Hopefully the associate will not be too upset, but the job still needs to be done over. Offer some assistance...you still need to manage your building.
Correct way: Correct problem first, admit your mistake, move on. This takes a big person. Wrong way (also known as the American Corporate way): Ignore wrongdoing, blame subordinate. Put complaint in subordinate's personnel file. Have subordinate cut in next round of layoffs. This is how weasels work.
My last employer didn't provide a job description and I basically twiddled my thumbs until I created a job for myself to make the time pass; a corporate uppity complained about my project and my boss defended my work knowing full well I created the position description. So I had no explanation as to how my job should be done. My boss ended up providing instructions on how to fulfill my "made up job" from that point forward. That's when I started looking for other employment.
I've made that mistake. I apologized for the mistake and fixed it. Simple as that.
You absolutely admit the error and take whatever corrective action is needed. As other posters said, honesty is the best policy. Don't fake it and don't make stuff up. If the situation REQUIRES a guess, then guess and still admit if you made the wrong decision. But don't try to cover your tracks. You lose credibility and frankly, you don't deserve it at that point.
"Every day... I have worked with some pretty dense people and it takes the patience of a devout buddhist monk to see the way some of my previous employees bastar-dized the work that i asked them to do and react with nothing more than a polite reminder of the correct way to not jack sh it up all the time. "
Actually,I find the Question a little confusing. (not to mention the spelling). Did the subordanite do the job wrong or were they giving the wrong info?
You should probably do a spell check next time before posting something...it does make the question harder to read...
Will take accountability of the same & think of next move
Take accountablity for the bad information, move on by correcting the mistake
Admit my mistake and rectify the problem
I would go to that employee as soon as realized the mistake and let them know i was wrong and make sure they are clear on the correction. I would thank them for their time and move on with my day.
Just admit that you made a mistake. Review the task at hand with the employee and solicit his/her opinion on how to do it more efficiently and mistake free. And always thank them.
Most unexpected question: Describe to me the process and benefits of wearing a seatbelt.10 Answers
Process: put buckle into socket until it locks. Benefit: your face doesn't become shredded to hell when it goes flying through the windshield in an accident.
Process: take the buckle and securely lock it into place. Benefit: You won't look like the Crypt Keeper if you get into an accident.
Be me. Be in hurry. Driving down road while tuning radio stations and drinking coffee at same time Seat belt alarm keeps ringing Try to buckle seat belt while also texting on phone and combing hair Sneeze really hard into steering wheel Try to wipe spit and snot off steering wheel while buckling seat belt and replying to multiple texts on cell phone Car crashes into next door neighbor's mailbox Call off work and go home
Process: First & Foremost sit yourself & take the buckle round your stomach & securely lock it ino the socket. Benefits : chances of death & severe injury is drastically low.
flight attendant, assume crash position...
Well, Mike and Nick pretty much covered the process of inserting buckle into socket until it clicks. Benefits in a car are clearing to prevent being thrown through the windshield. In an airplane, not so much...mostly to keep you from flying out during turbulence and keep you out of the flight attendants way. Because, let' face it, in the evnt of a crash, you are already going to be
Process: Rip out chair, seat belt attached. Benefits: None, already took a lightning bolt to the head and I am made of metal!
I was part of an engineering group looking at the option of a criss cross (one across each diagonal) seat belt for use in cars, personally I don't think it would make much difference to what we have now with a single diagonal
Process (front seat manual seat belt only for simplicity): Prerequisites: - Be inside car. - Be seated. - Be unbuckled. Step 1: move the hand farthest from your nearest window over your opposite shoulder, reaching just behind the window frame for the belt buckle. Step 2: Grab it and pull your hand across your body in a downward fashion, reaching for the space between your seat and the seat next to you, where you'll find the socket into which the buckle locks. Step 3: Match the hole in the socket with the buckle. It may take some practice. Step 4: CLICK! Benefits (from most to least likely to happen): - Avoiding minor injuries from hitting your head against the windshield when the person driving brakes too hard all of a sudden. - Being able to slide your nail against the side of the belt, making a "swish" noise which will potentially annoy everyone else inside the car, for endless fun. - Achieving a false sense of security. - Avoiding fines for not using it (where applicable). And not having to use one of these: http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1368495490/264/8670264.jpg - If you do end up having a real car crash, you won't have to worry about any nasty sequels, as you'll likely die caught in its relentless grip as your car explodes. - Avoiding dying when the car comes to an abrupt stop after having gathered enough momentum to throw you off through the windshield.
Process: put the seat belt on the shoulder Benefits: Avoided police ticketed
You have a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket as your only tools and you need exactly 4 gallons how would you go about getting the 4 gallons?6 Answers
1. Fill 3 gallon bottle 2. Pour IT into the 5-gallon bottle 3. Fill 3 gallon again, and pour IT into 5 gallon (leaves 1 gallon in 3 gallon bottle) 4. Empty 5 gallon 5. Pour the 1 gallon into the 5-gallon 6. Fill 3 gallon 7. Pour IT into the 5 gallon
1. Fill 5 gallon bucket completely. 2. Place 3 gallon bucket into full 5gallon bucket to displace water, leaving 2 gallons. 3. Pour 2 gallons into 3 gallon bucket. Repeat 1 more time.
fill each bucket exactly halfway.
additionally, twist the question into a simple solution. 'if the 5 gallon bucket has fill lines, simply fill it to the 4 gallon mark'.
The interviewer specifies that there are no fill lines, and the measurement has to be exact (i.e. no guessing the halfway point of each bucket.
Fill 5 gallon, pour it into 3 gallon. Dump the 3 gallon. pour the 2 gallon remaining in the 5 gallon bucket into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket, fill up the rest of the the 3 gallon bucket. You have 4 gallon in the 5 gallon bucket
What was the hardest thing you ever had to do in your prior work experience?7 Answers
Climb out on a ledge in order to weld a beam no harness 50 feet up, nothing to hold onto once my welding helmet goes down and i lean over. I got out there and couldn't make myself let go. I was walking on a 3" wide beam. I failed. my scared ass had to get another idiot to do it. lol
I worked in starting based organisation. There were v.less seniors. So, if there is any issue, I alone did R&D and resolved it. Though, I took time to resolved, but that made me aware of many scenerios and gave confident boost.
Travel to Hawaii to fire a rep. It was bad because there was no time to stay and relax. The owner insisted that I return immediately!
Had to terminate a female employee who was badly injured from a fire. It had been proven via testimony to us that she covered herself with gasoline and lit it off to get even with a boyfriend, but she said it was due to an accidental kitchen fire. Fire Marshall report also verified she was not telling truth. Our policy said no coverage from 'self-inflicted' incidents and she had lied to us about the cause of the fire. As I told her she was being terminated, I was looking at a melted face, and compresses on each of her arms, and in a torso cast. This was three months post incident and investigation. You don't feel good after a day like that one!
This is a comment. Steve... wow. THAT'S not hard... that's unreal.
The hardest thing I had to do is doing something for others
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