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Vendor Relations Manager was asked...July 23, 2011

How many people using facebook in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday?

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About 60 percent of adults (18+) Americans have a Facebook account. But we're talking San Francisco here--the Valhalla of Nerdery and all things internet--so lets bump that up to 80 percent (this 30 percent increase is justified by the fact that SF is 30 percent geekier than anywhere else...). For purposes of the question, let's limit this explicitly to the city of San Francisco--not the entire Bay Area. At night, SF is about 800,000 people strong. Let's assume a little over 20 percent of that population is either too old or young to use Facebook (it would be higher if mothers hadn't taken off FB...). Let's say that leaves 600,000 people (note: working with round numbers is better for these sorts of things). But then we have to take into account the fact people commute to and from SF! Nerds pour out into the South Bay, suits (e.g., bankers) come in from the East. I suspect the city population swells by 50 percent. If we toss in tourists and conference goers and everything else, 1 million people are in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday. Eighty percent of those people use Facebook, so we have 800,000 possible Facebook users at that time. The final step is to figure out what percent of the 800,000 are using Facebook at 2:30pm. It's later in the day so I suspect it will be higher than at 11:00am. But I don't really have a good baseline to judge. When I walk around my office, roughly 10 to 20 percent of screens I see as around the office are on some non-work related thing at any time. Let's call that 15 percent and assume that all non-work related surfing by FB users includes some sort of use of FB. That means 120,000 people are using FB at 2:30pm on Friday in San Francisco. Less

All of them. Facebook's corporate HQ is in Menlo Park, a suburb of San Francisco. So, anyone using Facebook is using "Facebook in San Francisco". Less

Answer?... more than are using Google+

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- If 2 trains depart at the same time from 2 places 65 kilometers apart and one goes at 80 km/h and another one at 50 km/h when will they meet

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they will meet 30 minutes later

combined travel speed of the trains is (80 + 50) = 130 km/h, which means they will meet after 65 / 130 hours, which is 0.5 hrs or 30 mins Less

Since it was not explicitly specified in the question, I'd elaborate that there are different cases. If the trains are moving towards each other then the relative speed is 80+50 = 130 km/h. so it will take them (65/130 = 0.5) hours to meet. Another case is they are going in the same direction, here we have two cases: The fast train is chasing the slow train, the relative speed will be (80-50 = 30 km/h) so they will meet after (65/30= 2 hours and 10 minutes). Or the slow train can be chasing the fast train and then they will never meet (assuming it is infinity non-looping track). Less

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Pourquoi le e-commerce ? Pourquoi Amazon

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Je veux juste apporter un plus sur Amazon, et participer à la construction d'amazon sur tout les secteurs Less

Amazon est mon inspiration

Le e-commerce est ma passion , je compte faire de e-commerce quelque chose de très bien que le commerce local Less

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Tell me about a time you used data.

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What are your experiences doing something related to this position?

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My experience in this position right now is that I also make purchase orders and I receive and I make sure that I let the customers know if anything is on backorder and ask for ETA so I can have the correct date Less

I also sent out an email to the employees to inform them on everything that is on back stock so just in case if they have someone else who would like to purchase that same item they will already know in advance that is going to be on backorder so they can let the client know just in case if that's something that they still wanted to do Less

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Tell me about your biggest professional failure.

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Detailed example of the failure but also what was done to rectify and learn from the incident. Less

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-Un proyeto en que tomases una decisión que a corto plazo no era muy buena pero a largo sí. -Una situación en que tuvieras que contradecir a tu jefe. -Una situación en que aplicases una métrica nueva que no se utilizase antes.

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Respondí con datos y según el sistema STAR pero creo que no lo hice bien en cuanto a las motivaciones para trabajar allí porque insistí demasiado quizás en que estoy contento en mi actual empresa (yo no apliqué me contactaron ellos) Less

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All questions are based on their leadership principles, they will ask you about past experienced where you've shown a specific soft skill

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Follow STAR responses, keeping it voncise

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- If the budget increased 100% from 2007 to 2008 and 100% from 2008 to 2009 what is the total growth from 2007 to 2009

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300%

400% is the correct answer

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I wrote down every single thing I was asked after each call.. I hope this helps someone: First call: 1) A time you failed on something? How did I get them to be ok with this? What was the reception? What would I do differently? 2) When I changed a process or had a new idea? How did I get them onboard? How did they react to this idea? 3) How have I convinced a team member of my ideas? What were their concerns? How did I convince them? 4) Something halfway through I saw there was a bigger opportunity than planned? Second Call: 5) When I overachieved on something? What were the 3 obstacles? How did I convince them? 6) When I dived deep into data to find and answer? What was I trying to find? Assessment day on video, 1st: 7) Done something to a tight deadline? What decided the change? What would I do differently? How did I get people to do this task? What was the conversation like? How did it all fit together? 8) When I overcame an obstacle? What was the start of the issue? How did I find the issue? Talk me through how you used data to find this? 9) When I did a task I didn't think I could achieve? How did I make it happen? 2nd (Head of SVM, the boss) 10) When I used data to find and fix a problem (some questions are repeated) 11) When I had a complex problem with a big amount of detail to consider? How and where did I find these points? 12) A time when I created a metric? (at this point I realised I didnt want the job!) How did I create it? How did it change the before and after in working? 3rd (Roof Raiser!) 13) A time when a customer was difficult? How did I discover this problem? 14) When I did something that was outside of my remit? How did I get others to get involved? 4th: 15) When your manager asked you to do something you disagreed with? How did you deal with it? What was your approach? What was the result? 16) A time when you wanted to do something but your manager didn't agree? How did you get them onboard? How did I approach it? Did it benefit anyone else? 5th: 17) A new idea to improve productivity and morale on my team? How did it help and what was the result? 18) When I implemented a new process to make it easier for the customer to shop? How did the success get measured? Outside of sales, what else made it successful? How did I get everyone to try it? What would I of done differently? 19) When I thought differently and out of the box and it wasn't agreed with? How did I measure the success of it? How did I save the business money? What were the main challenges?

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For SVM you will get asked about 'Dive Deep' many times. Most of your answers need a lot of details, but if you plan 3 examples for each leadership principle you'll be ok. It is A LOT of prep, as in 40+ hours, but it is needed. Use the STAR structure, as they will ask. Less

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