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10/10/2017

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How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions – The Muse #the #ultimate


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How to Answer Tell Me About a Time When. Interview Questions

You’ve reviewed your resume. practiced your elevator pitch. checked out common behavioral interview questions. and reviewed a few stories you can share during the interview. All is well, and you’re feeling confident. And when the interviewer says, “Tell me about a time you disagreed with your supervisor,” you are ready to go and launch straight into a story about that one time you bravely confronted the director of marketing at your previous company about a new campaign you had a bad feeling about.

OK, so maybe that doesn’t sound like you—yet. Let’s take a step back and talk about how you can get there.

Pick the Right Story

All these “Tell me about a time when…” questions require stories. As a hiring manager, it’s incredibly unsatisfying to interview someone who has no stories to share. After all, how can someone know what you can do if you can’t talk about what you’ve done? Don’t be that job candidate.

So, how do you find the right stories to share? Go through the job description and highlight all the soft skills that are featured. You’ll likely find things like “ability to work on a team and independently,” “comfort with multitasking,” or “strong communication skills.” Then, come up with an example of a time you demonstrated each of these traits—though keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need a different example for each. In fact, it’s better to come up with stories that are flexible, since you’ll likely have to adapt them to the exact questions anyway.

There are, of course, a few things that interviewers frequently like to ask about that will not be on the job descriptions. Be prepared for “negative” questions, like “Tell me about a time you had to deal with a conflict on your team” or “Tell me about a time you failed.” It’s not that interviewers are out to get you—how you handle conflict and failure are good things to know—it’s just not the best idea to put “must deal with frequent team conflict” in a job description.

Finally, brainstorm a few more questions that could potentially come up based on the position you’re applying for and your particular situation. For example, if you have a big gap on your resume, you’ll want to be prepared to talk about why you’re no longer at your previous job (more on that here ), or if you’re coming into a newly merged department, you should be prepared to discuss a time you’ve been part of a big change.

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Make a Statement

Once you have your stories, it’s time to think a little deeper about why these questions are asked in the first place. What does the interviewer actually want to know?

Take a few seconds to think about this before you start answering the question—even if you have the perfect story prepared—so that you can make an appropriate introductory statement about essentially what the moral of your story is going to be. The reason for this is that even though the interviewer is specifically asking you to tell a story, the idea is that he or she will learn something about the way you do things. The problem with this is that what the interviewer gleans from your story could be very different from what you were hoping to share.

For example, say you tell that story about standing up to the director of marketing when asked to talk about conflict with a previous supervisor. You eloquently move through the story about how you shared your hesitation about the new marketing campaign to no avail, but once the initial numbers came in, it was clear that you were right. You triumphantly showed the performance to the director, and she agreed to scrap the campaign. While this story is definitely suitable, there are actually a few different ways it could be taken the wrong way. The interviewer could hone in on the fact that you really didn’t do anything until it was too late or that you were unpersuasive or a poor communicator the first time you raised concerns about the campaign.

To make sure your stories are as effective as possible, make a statement before you start telling the story. In this particular example, it might be something like this, “I learned early on in my professional career that it’s fine to disagree if you can back up your hunches with data.” Now, when you tell your story, it’s not about the various ways you could have approached the situation better, but about how you learned from that experience and how you use it to inform future disagreements.

Finish Strong

So, when it comes to these behavioral interview questions. have some stories prepared and then practice framing them based on the question you’re asked. Practice, practice, practice, and you’ll sound like a natural in no time. The final piece of the puzzle is wrapping up your answers well. You don’t want to ruin your perfect frame and story by ending your response with, “And… yeah.”

Instead, try connecting the story back to the company or position. Quickly explaining how your experience would be useful in the position you’re interviewing for is always a strong way to wrap up. Another way to finish up a response is to give the “in short” version of the answer. For example, “In short, it’s not that I’m an amazing multitasker—I just set and review my priorities frequently.” Wrapping up an interview answer (see more in-depth tips here ) is such a commonly neglected area of preparation, but it can really help you nail the “strong communicator” impression, so don’t disregard it when you’re practicing.

The thing people assume about these questions is that they’re all about the story. And, yes, that is a critical component. But even if your story isn’t exactly what the interview question asked for, if it’s framed well and you go the extra mile to tell the interviewer what he or she should take away from it, you’ll actually end up making a stronger impression.

So, don’t stress too much about having the perfect stories lined up or the exact relevant experience. Instead, focus on the messages you’re trying to communicate to the hiring manager, and back them up with the stories that you have.


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Business interview: Sharon Munro, Barrhead Travel – The Scotsman #where #to

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HOLIDAY companies have faced tough times during the recession but Sharon Munro, the boss of Glasgow-based Barrhead Travel, enjoys her job so much sometimes she pinches herself, writes Erikka Askeland.

Munro, 39, has been with the company her father Bill founded in 1968 since she got her first part-time job there as a Saturday girl.

In 2007 she led a management buy out in a succession plan that saw ownership of the group remain with the family. Under her stewardship, the company has seen dramatic growth and faced the challenges brought to the industry by internet booking and low-cost airlines head on.

Next month the firm will open a flagship corporate travel boutique in Glasgow. The move comes as the company is bringing on board £14 million worth of corporate travel business.

The group has also recently developed a customer management technology platform, dubbed Nevis. The platform has provided the company with a means of growing its franchises as it expands the management tools available to fanchisees. Nevis will also prove a beachhead into new markets – Munro has her sights set on licensing the technology to Australian firms as well as looking for acquisitions down under. “We think Nevis has got huge potential,” she says.

But holidays are still the firm’s top priority. Barrhead’s expanding high street presence is an unusual facet of the company’s success, running contrary to the belief that traditional travel agents, where you sit in front of a desk flipping through a glossy brochure, are a thing of the past.

She says: “People have been telling me for years that when the web came along that would be the end of the travel agent. Low cost carriers came along – again they said it was the end of the travel agent.

“More of our business will be transacted online in the future. But there are a lot of products – cruising, long haul – that still need travel agents. We try to offer products that are unique, tours that are a wee bit different. Sometimes I pinch myself, it’s so exciting and no two days are the same.”

Barrhead’s shops usually feature holiday themed fit outs and increasingly the latest technology to showcase dream holiday destinations.

The firm recently upgraded its premises at Silverburn shopping centre, moving into a bigger shop unit, and Munro has plans to revamp Oswald Street in Glasgow at the end of the year.

“We have point and click screens where you can watch a video about the destination, and iPads so customers can use them to browse. If customers want help they can get it, or if they want to book on the iPad they can. We are trying to reinvent ourselves all the time.”

In December, Barrhead acquired Larbert-based The Cruise Specialist, making it the largest cruise retailer in the UK. Meanwhile, in April last year it opened up a call centre in Cumbria after Thomas Cook closed down its operation there.

“We saw an opportunity to pick up some really good quality, experienced people who were knowledgeable about cruises. It takes a long time to train people on the knowledge of the different cruise ships and the different options,” she says.

She agrees that Thomas Cook’s crisis has been Barrhead’s opportunity. The 172-year-old group recently announced it was cutting thousands of jobs after struggling with a slump in sales that has forced it to renegotiate bank loans and sell off planes and stores to lighten its debt load. But Munro is quick to say that she thinks very highly of the group’s new chief executive, Harriet Green.

“Harriet is doing what she has to do to save the business. I think she’s done a great job. I feel for the people who have been made redundant, we have been very sad for them, but for us it has been an opportunity to take on new people. We will be taking on about 20 to 40 Thomas Cook people in the next few months.”

Since Munro has taken the helm, the business has grown rapidly. In 2007, Barrhead had eight high street shops with a turnover of £68m. Munro says the firm is now on track for a turnover of £200m this year and has 52 stores, 27 of which are franchised operations.

Dad Bill remains a shareholder and the chairman. Having a former chief executive as chairman can sometimes prove tricky to manage for any new boss with fresh ideas, let alone one who is also your father.

“We’ve had our moments,” says Munro. “We are both very passionate about the business. He’s still involved in the strategy. It’s great to have him there, he’s got a wealth of knowledge. Sometimes when you are at the top of any business it can be quite lonely. I’m fortunate that I’ve got someone to talk to who has been there.

“It’s my decision and he supports me, He challenges us, acts as a devil’s advocate and makes sure we know what we want to do.”

But is she the boss? “Yes”, she says quietly. “I hate to say it but yes.”

The family tradition that Munro continues to espouse is a healthy scepticism of debt. While Munro had bank backing behind the MBO, she says that’s now all paid back.

A company like Barrhead – growing fast, investing in expansion and technology yet debt free – is probably just the sort that banks would lend to if it wanted to buy a fleet of aeroplanes or swallow a rival, but Munro is reticent.

“The thing about us is we take the responsibility of having 750 employees very seriously. We will continue to grow and expand but we will do that in a controlled way.

“We take calculated risks. We want to be here in another 20 years.”

Born: 1972 in Glasgow

Education: Laurel Bank School in Glasgow

First job: I had a paper round while still at school, earning a penny a paper, and also was a Saturday girl at Barrhead Travel.

Ambition while at school: To work with disabled or underprivileged children

Car: Porsche Panamera

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Music: Everything from Pavarotti to Blondie to Daft Punk





09/09/2017

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Data Center Manager Interview Questions #data #center #interview #questions, #data #center


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Data Center Manager interview questions

Data Center Manager interview questions for Behavioral interview :
Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size?
Why were you given these promotions at your present or last company?
What were the development steps on your last performance appraisal?
On what do you spend your disposable income?
What would you consider a conducive job atmosphere?
Describe a situation in which you lead a team.
Why did you leave that job?

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Data Center Manager interview questions for General job interview :
What unique experiences separate you from other candidates?
What do you do in leisure/spare time?
What qualities would you look for if hiring someone?
What were your responsibilities?
What aspects of working with others do you find least enjoyable?
Why did you leave that job?
What is your greatest weakness?

Data Center Manager interview questions for Panel job interview :
– What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
– How would your teacher or other Data Center Manager describe you?
– Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
– Give an example of a time you successfully worked as Data Center Manager on a team.
– Time when you have encountered conflict in the workplace.
– Give me an example of when you have done more than required in a course.
– How did you get work assignments at your most recent employer?

Data Center Manager interview questions for Phone interview :
What do you do if you can’t solve a problem on your own?
What expectations do you have for your future employer?
Do you check your messages while on vacation?
What is your definition of intelligence?
Are you willing to go where the company sends you?
How have you increased profits in your past jobs?
What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?

Difficult Data Center Manager interview questions :
You seem overqualified for this position, what do you think?
How quickly can you adapt to a new work environment?
Do you have a geographic preference?
What type of salary are you worth and why?
Tell me something that you are not proud of?
What personal characteristics do you think lead to success in this job?
Are you looking for a permanent or temporary position at the company?

Data Center Manager interview questions for Group interview :
– What irritates you about other people?
– What are the qualities of a good Data Center Manager?
– Describe a situation in which you had to collect information.
– What have you learned from your past jobs that related to Data Center Manager?
– What was your most difficult decision?
– Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How?
– What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?


09/09/2017

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STARBUCKS Interview Guide – Interview Questions and Answers #ssrs #interview #questions


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Brilliant Interview Answers for STARBUCKS

By former Store Manager and Interviewer at STARBUCKS. Mathew Arnolds

For people who apply for positions of Baristas, Shift Supervisors, Assistant Store Managers, Store Managers, mid-level corporate positions and similar job openings at STARBUCKS.

In a few hours from now, you will be ready to ace your interview at STARBUCKS

  • Did you know that the number of interviewed job applicants at STARBUCKS exceeds the number of job openings in a ratio higher than 7:1 ?
  • I interviewed more than three hundred job applicants at Starbucks and more than two thousand people in other companies. Let me show you the questions STARBUCKS interviewers use, and the answers they want to get.

I guarantee you will:

  • Interview at STARBUCKS with confidence. without any job interview stress.
  • Make a best possible impression on the interviewers at STARBUCKS.
  • Have a brilliant answer ready to all difficult interview questions.
  • Get a job on your very first try at STARBUCKS.

See yourself what the fellow STARBUCKS employees think about it:

I tried to get a job at STARBUCKS one year ago, but I did not receive a callback after the interview. Simply nothing. When I got a second chance in another store, I decided to purchase your Interview Guide. I followed the advice, step by step, answer after answer. I was offered a job of a shift manager in a local STARBUCKS store.

Alica Watermooth. United States

STARBUCKS is immensely popular in my city. I came for an interview one hour earlier and saw at least ten other people waiting there. However, with the help of brilliant interview answers from your guide. I knew exactly what to do and wasn t scared of the competition. They offered me a full time barista position right after the interview! They didn t even wait for the other interviews to finish!

Armando Pega, Canada

I always dreamed about working at STARBUCKS. I love their coffee and I love being around young people. My job interview was a piece of cake once I understood all hidden tests their managers use while interviewing candidates. I was amazed with your eBook and they were amazed with my behavior. Result: Full time job contract!

Jack Freendler, United States

From: Mathew Arnolds
Columbia, South Carolina
Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Dear Job Seeker,

I worked as a shift supervisor, and later as a store manager at STARBUCKS. I led interviews in our store, and later also in two other stores. Let me tell you something:

STARBUCKS interview seems to be easy, but it is not. Job applicants are tested with a lot of tests, and they are even not aware of that happening. . For example, think about the complimentary drink in an interview. Do you really think it is just a freebie to make you feeling better?

It is not. It is also a test. What you say, if you accept it, what you choose, how you drink it everything is observed and noticed. And that was just a drink. There are many other things most job seekers have no idea about. And to make it even more difficult, managers at STARBUCKS will give you some tough personal and behavioral questions. An easy interview? I doubt that.

In fact most people fail in this interview. But,

  • They fail not because they lack the qualification
  • They fail not because they are stupid.
  • They fail not because they could not handle the job.

They fail,simply because they have no idea about how to sell themselves in an interview and what the interviewers want to hear from them.

How could they succeed? They are students and graduates, they are technicians and employees, in good means. But they are not skilled in the art of acing an interview. That isn t their field of expertise… Nobody told them what to do, what really mattered in an interview, what questions they should expect, and what answers they should choose. They fail.

But times have changed, for both of us. I do not work for STARBUCKS anymore. I decided to change my career and became a full time interview coach. With my career change your situation has changed also. You can download my STARBUCKS Interview Guide, and learn the SB interview secrets.

  • I am going to show you brilliant answers to the twenty most common interview questions at STARBUCKS. It doesn’t matter if you are a fresh graduate, or have even not graduated yet. It doesn’t matter if you apply for a barista position, shift manager, or just try to get a part time job at STARBUCKS. There is a good answer for everyone!
  • I am going to demonstrate (on practical examples) how to flourish in all hidden tests in STARBUCKS interview. You will enjoy the interview once you know what exactly happens there, and how to benefit from it.
  • To summarize it, I will show you how to ace your interview at STARBUCKS, from start to end.

No matter how bad you think your interview performance is at the moment, I guarantee you will quickly learn how to impress the interviewers.

I was there. I interviewed for STARBUCKS and believe the you can benefit from my knowledge. But let s see. Maybe you understand everything already, knowing how to answer the following questions:

  • If another co-worker were gossiping about someone else something which is untrue, how would you react?
  • Why this position?
  • What do you like about coffee?
  • Give an example of the best customer service you ever provided.
  • This job is a routine work. What would motivate you to do it well every day?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

It is not easy, is it? … It can be very easy with the help of my STARBUCKS Interview Guide!

See the sample below:

(If you can not see the sample properly on your screen, please download it here as .PDF file.)

This was just one interview question. A small fraction of 39 pages long, highly specialized e-book for job seekers at STARBUCKS. in which you’ll find:

  • Information on what to focus while completing the online application on STARBUCKS career website, in order to ensure you will get a phone call from the manager .
  • How to handle the phone call from STARBUCKS manager, and get an invitation for an interview .
  • Free drink what it really means and what to take.
  • How to act in an interview understand this meeting and learn to flourish in it.
  • Waiting times another test at STARBUCKS.
  • Interview attire how to improve your chances of getting a job.
  • Brilliant sample answers to eighteen most common interview questions they use at STARBUCKS.
  • Interview follow up options and samples.
  • and much more

All information from someone who interviewed job applicants at STARBUCKS for almost three years. Can you imagine anything better to help you to get a job? I can’t…

  • Format: E-book (.pdf format, you can read it on computer, tablet, smart phone and kindle, you can print it)
  • Author: Mathew Arnolds
  • Pages: 39
  • Updated for 2017!Latest update: 5th January 2017
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30/08/2017

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Business interview: Sharon Munro, Barrhead Travel – The Scotsman #cheap #flights

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Business interview: Sharon Munro, Barrhead Travel

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HOLIDAY companies have faced tough times during the recession but Sharon Munro, the boss of Glasgow-based Barrhead Travel, enjoys her job so much sometimes she pinches herself, writes Erikka Askeland.

Munro, 39, has been with the company her father Bill founded in 1968 since she got her first part-time job there as a Saturday girl.

In 2007 she led a management buy out in a succession plan that saw ownership of the group remain with the family. Under her stewardship, the company has seen dramatic growth and faced the challenges brought to the industry by internet booking and low-cost airlines head on.

Next month the firm will open a flagship corporate travel boutique in Glasgow. The move comes as the company is bringing on board £14 million worth of corporate travel business.

The group has also recently developed a customer management technology platform, dubbed Nevis. The platform has provided the company with a means of growing its franchises as it expands the management tools available to fanchisees. Nevis will also prove a beachhead into new markets – Munro has her sights set on licensing the technology to Australian firms as well as looking for acquisitions down under. “We think Nevis has got huge potential,” she says.

But holidays are still the firm’s top priority. Barrhead’s expanding high street presence is an unusual facet of the company’s success, running contrary to the belief that traditional travel agents, where you sit in front of a desk flipping through a glossy brochure, are a thing of the past.

She says: “People have been telling me for years that when the web came along that would be the end of the travel agent. Low cost carriers came along – again they said it was the end of the travel agent.

“More of our business will be transacted online in the future. But there are a lot of products – cruising, long haul – that still need travel agents. We try to offer products that are unique, tours that are a wee bit different. Sometimes I pinch myself, it’s so exciting and no two days are the same.”

Barrhead’s shops usually feature holiday themed fit outs and increasingly the latest technology to showcase dream holiday destinations.

The firm recently upgraded its premises at Silverburn shopping centre, moving into a bigger shop unit, and Munro has plans to revamp Oswald Street in Glasgow at the end of the year.

“We have point and click screens where you can watch a video about the destination, and iPads so customers can use them to browse. If customers want help they can get it, or if they want to book on the iPad they can. We are trying to reinvent ourselves all the time.”

In December, Barrhead acquired Larbert-based The Cruise Specialist, making it the largest cruise retailer in the UK. Meanwhile, in April last year it opened up a call centre in Cumbria after Thomas Cook closed down its operation there.

“We saw an opportunity to pick up some really good quality, experienced people who were knowledgeable about cruises. It takes a long time to train people on the knowledge of the different cruise ships and the different options,” she says.

She agrees that Thomas Cook’s crisis has been Barrhead’s opportunity. The 172-year-old group recently announced it was cutting thousands of jobs after struggling with a slump in sales that has forced it to renegotiate bank loans and sell off planes and stores to lighten its debt load. But Munro is quick to say that she thinks very highly of the group’s new chief executive, Harriet Green.

“Harriet is doing what she has to do to save the business. I think she’s done a great job. I feel for the people who have been made redundant, we have been very sad for them, but for us it has been an opportunity to take on new people. We will be taking on about 20 to 40 Thomas Cook people in the next few months.”

Since Munro has taken the helm, the business has grown rapidly. In 2007, Barrhead had eight high street shops with a turnover of £68m. Munro says the firm is now on track for a turnover of £200m this year and has 52 stores, 27 of which are franchised operations.

Dad Bill remains a shareholder and the chairman. Having a former chief executive as chairman can sometimes prove tricky to manage for any new boss with fresh ideas, let alone one who is also your father.

“We’ve had our moments,” says Munro. “We are both very passionate about the business. He’s still involved in the strategy. It’s great to have him there, he’s got a wealth of knowledge. Sometimes when you are at the top of any business it can be quite lonely. I’m fortunate that I’ve got someone to talk to who has been there.

“It’s my decision and he supports me, He challenges us, acts as a devil’s advocate and makes sure we know what we want to do.”

But is she the boss? “Yes”, she says quietly. “I hate to say it but yes.”

The family tradition that Munro continues to espouse is a healthy scepticism of debt. While Munro had bank backing behind the MBO, she says that’s now all paid back.

A company like Barrhead – growing fast, investing in expansion and technology yet debt free – is probably just the sort that banks would lend to if it wanted to buy a fleet of aeroplanes or swallow a rival, but Munro is reticent.

“The thing about us is we take the responsibility of having 750 employees very seriously. We will continue to grow and expand but we will do that in a controlled way.

“We take calculated risks. We want to be here in another 20 years.”

Born: 1972 in Glasgow

Education: Laurel Bank School in Glasgow

First job: I had a paper round while still at school, earning a penny a paper, and also was a Saturday girl at Barrhead Travel.

Ambition while at school: To work with disabled or underprivileged children

Car: Porsche Panamera

Kindle or book? Book

Music: Everything from Pavarotti to Blondie to Daft Punk





14/03/2017

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