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Interviews: Making the Right Impression

Understand What Your Interviewer is Looking For

While the answers to these sample interview questions are being given, the interviewer is listening for information in these abstract areas:

  1. Decisiveness
    Are other people considered and decisions made in a timely manner?

  2. Spoken Communication
    Do you express coherent thoughts and pause to allow for input?

  3. Assertiveness
    Are you more aggressive than assertive?

  4. Energizing
    When you are speaking, do others receive encouragement and energy from you?

  5. Policy and Procedures
    Do you follow written procedures or work outside the rules to achieve results?

  6. Alertness
    Are you listening for the wording of the questions?

  7. Written Communication
    How well do you restrain yourself when dealing with others in writing?

  8. Perceptivity
    Were there times that you read a situation extremely well?

  9. Organization and Planning
    Do you manage your time at work and balance your personal life against the needs of the job?

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