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Allied Telesis
Executive Assistant was asked...26 June 2013

How honest are you?

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100% honest, only lied once in my life.-Now

Honest enough to inform you, your question sucks

Always completely honest. Which if I was a liar, then I'd be lying. But if I said I was always lying about everything, would I be lying about that too? Therefore the question is fundamentally flawed Less

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Kymeta

VERY basic. More conversational than structured questioning. I was asked by multiple people, "What is your biggest accomplishment?" Another popular question, "Why do you think you're a good fit?"

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I interviewed for a Control System Engineering position a few years ago. I am an expert in pointing and tracking control systems in Aerospace. The interview was a complete waste of time. I spent about a week to prepare a graphical presentation on my skills in designing advanced military pointing and tracking systems. The Kymeta staff had no insightful questions and really did not care about what I could do for them to build a superior product. It was as though the need had gone a way. The questions that were answered in the structured interview by one individual was meaningless. By the end of the interview the principal engineer in charge of my interview waltzed in and said let's wrap it up. I was disappointed that I was not allowed to show my skills and background in a way that would really benefit the. In the end, I told them they were going to be a failure due to the vibration environment and they were ignorant regarding solving end to end systems design. It was the worst interview I ever had and was upset I had wasted my time. Initially, I drove around the parking lot to see how many costly vehicles there were. There were none. I knew going in that they must pay poorly as nobody is showing that they are doing well by having fancy cars. I would never work for them. If you look on LinkedIn, you will find they have had many employees in the past that were let go. If you are young and straight out of school, it might be a good place to do advanced work. For a senior engineer, I did not trust their systems approach and did not want to get blamed for the team doing a poor job. Old guys want to avoid this and manage the risk in doing any job as a contractor, consultant or an employee. It is too bad I could not help them. Maybe if I had talked to the CEO o Kymeta directly, I could have had the influence that I wanted to have. In any event, be very careful signing up to work for Kymeta. Less

But if the antenna is meant to be steered electronically, why the gimbal?

I am done discussing my Kymeta interview experience.

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Iridia Medical

If you had only 24 hours left on planet earth, how would you spend it?

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Establishing good communication methods with the next place am going too. Could be another planet. Less

kissing and hugging my wife, kids and loved ones

With my family, enjoying some Top Shelf Single Malt and the finest cigars in my humidor. Less

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Kaiser Permanente

If you had several tasks and had to finish them all by the same deadline, how would you approach this?

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Multitask, delegate, get my peers involved to help out so that I meet all the deadlines! Less

Prioritizing, by completing the tasks with most priority, working diligently to get the assignments completed. If necessary, seeing if a colleague can assist with the tasks with least importance. Less

I would prioritize within the scope of the tasks that needed to be completed. You have to give each task the attention that it needs and you have to make sure that you finish each thoroughly versus quickly. Less

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The Carlyle Group

What were you making in your last role? And in each before that?

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How long were you in your last role? And in each before that?

It's too bad she's interviewed more than one person in such a way. Let's hope (for other candidates sake and for the company's) she's not in that position anymore. Less

In the state of NY recruiters aren’t legally authorized to ask this question!!

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Waha Capital

*Have you ever worked from home or online before ? *Are you currently employed ? *How many hours do you intend to dedicate to this job position if hired? *What is your past experience with data entry and customer service? *Do you have any quickbook exp & Why do you want to work for this company? *Whats your clerical speed? *What do you understand by privacy and code of conduct,How do you handle conflict?What are your career goals ? *What is your highest educational diploma and when did you receive it? *How long do you expect to remain employed with this company if hired ? *Do you have an idea of how to use MS excel ? *Tell me about yourself and your last or current job? *Why Should we Hire You?

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I told them that they seemed like a scam and that I'm not interested in them.

Hi, Same experience. thanks buddy .

Yes I JH ad an online business. Business Manager, Program Director. I'll dedicate as much time is needed.im half way through an MBA. Ecel and QuickBooks trained. My resume lists everything but happy tr answer. Joppa knowledgable. I need to work and you want to hire me fory experience. Less

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Best Service Pros

How long did it take to anticipate the needs of my former boss?

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Not more than 2months

It dependent by boss

Its upon my boss

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Visa Inc.

How committed would I willing to be.

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For the right role I am 100% committed.

Ok

💯 parsent committed

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ResourceMFG

How often do I come to work under the influence of meth?

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Not at all

Not at all never

"Heavy, but controlled."

Re: Sources

The question was how do I feel about working under pressure, meeting dead lines and being able to handle multiple jobs at the same time

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I am willing to except challenge

Did you get the job? As an Executive Assistant, you would have to write letters, emails and communicate with multiple levels of internal and external people. I won't have hired you because it seems you dont know how to spell. The word is "ACCEPT" and not except. Wow! Less

Hey you Alfred, whoever you think you are, or pretend to be, as a professional I would expect you had displayed "professional discretion"—a person who is discreet shows good judgment in SPEECH and in conduct—next time learn to keep it to yourself. Do not embarrass yourself at least as a human being because either way nobody could see you while you were replying with that indiscreet message. Every time you presume to be something you are not, it reinforces your ego. Just a local saying I used to hear when I was a boy "that is why society does not ascend because with people like you it descends." As a counselor, my utterances are free of charge for you. (Pragmatics) Less

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