I used one of my strengths to answer the question and they ended up using the strength against me and denied me the offer.
Are you able to tell us what type or level of position this was for? This seems like an unusually antagonistic way of interviewing someone, by purposely setting you off center from the beginning. Was wondering if this is because you are applying for a very high pressure post?
I knew the company was into providing energy effieciency solutions. After mentioning this, I was asked for the names of the products. After naming a few. They asked what do these products do ? I had quickly glimpsed at the website and knew a lil but not much indetail .. .. I wasn't expecting this question . Maybe I should have read and researched alil more. but they seriously can't expect people to know the products in and out. esp for a BA position
I followed the lead of the director per our phone interview and began to provide specific challenges their area is or will be facing, and how I was able through this course of action or another to bring efficency and guidance, I found at that momment both of us were not on the same page, since the woman felt that was her job to do, not mine.
This is a classic generic question, and it is a perfect example of when it might by beneficial to ask the interviewer to clarify the question. You may want to try something like: "I can bring many skills and experience to the company that others do not have. Can you tell me what is the key characteristic of your "perfect" person for this position? ... or that you haven't seen from other candidates?" Bottom line: You're not likely to stand-out by giving a generic answer to a generic question.
Get a schedule written onto a calendar for all task that are part of the regular workflow and responsibilities. Then, document all said tasks including objective, deadline, distribution, logistics etc. With the visual representation of daily responsibilities it makes it easier to prioritize ad hoc request and find time to complete them.
I see they are still at it. There really is no answer. The best advice I can give you is quit. The job market is good so you have a better chance, (than I did), to find a job that makes you feel good about yourself and doesn't break you. When I was there, a total of thirty people were either fired or they quit. And I wasn't there long. Good luck.