From the article: Difficult Job Interview Questions and Best Answers
What is the most difficult interview question you've been asked? Share the toughest interview questions you've been asked. Share Your Questions
Situation: Guest Requests Freebies
- Question: How do you feel, and how do you handle situations when guests request services for free? Like free spa, free breakfast, free transport etc...
- —Guest Nithin
- What are your future plans for the company if permanently employed?
- —Guest Ramesh
- Question: "Why do you believe you are best suited for this job?"
- —Guest Mamie
Supervisor (Cash Centre)
- 1. What is risk management? 2.Describe a situation in which you received a new procedure or instruction with which you disagreed. How did you respond? 3. Describe a recent difficult decision you had to make on the job. What facts did you consider? How long did it take to consider? 4. We have all at one time or another encountered a situation where our work schedule has been interrupted due to a request from one's supervisor to perform a task as a matter of urgency. Describe a situation in which you received such a request and did not view it as part of your responsibilities. How did you respond? 5. Time management: What procedures have you used to control or prevent backlog in your work area? Describe a specific instance when you had to do this. 6. We’ve all been faced with idle time on the job because of some unforeseen event (unexpected delays, etc). Tell me about a time this happened to you. What did you do?
Behavioural Interview Questions
- It seems like they are asking the same questions during the interview. 1. Give us an example of when you have had to remove yourself from your everyday routine, to "pitch in" and help another worker? 2. Tell me about a situation in your previous job where you had to use your judgement and make a decision? 3. Describe a time you were faced with a stressful situation in your job that demonstrated your coping skills? 4. Give us an example of a time where you had to quickly adjust your work priorities to meet a changing demand? 5. Describe a situation where you had a conflict with a co-worker or subordinate and how you dealt with it or resolved it? 6. Describe some situations which highlight your success or in which you were successful? 7. Describe for us a situation in which you had a difficult problem to sort out? 8. Describe a new idea or suggestion which you made recently to your supervisor? 9. Give us some examples of what you would consider your greatest achievements to date?
- —Guest Georgette Flamm
Conflict with a Boss/Supervisor
- Questions: "Have you experienced conflict with supervisor? How you handle the same?" Answer: "Honestly I have not, but if I were to experience that in the future, then here’s how I intend to resolve it. Think through and list down my issues, possible issue would be such supervisor’s inability to involve others proactively in decisions. Request for a one on one meeting with the supervisor, and relay my issues confidentially. If the situation does not improve then I’d go to a neutral party -- say his boss or in some cases HR.
- —Guest Sonny
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years in the future working in this company? What are your expectations about working for us?
- —Guest -anne_optimistic
Customer Services Agent
- Question: How do you deal with an angry customer? Answer: I found that allowing the customer to vent is an excellent way to allow them to calm down. After that then I make effort to correct the problem. A great many are not happy because they feel they have not been listened to. I do no allow anything to be taken personally as I understand they are not upset with me but the situation.
- —Guest Bridget
Cashier Supervisor Interview
- Q: Is the customer always right? A: No, but we still must treat them with courtesy, as they are what keeps us employed.
- —Guest Antonio
- Question: "How have you dealt with an angry customer? How did you handle it & what was the outcome?"
- —Guest ever
What Makes a Good Manager?
- Question: "What do you think makes a good manager?"
- —Guest sharon
Retail Interview Question
- Question: "What pre-opening/ opening and refurbishment experience have had in the past?"
- —Guest gani
- Question: "Why did you choose this career?" Answer: "Because it is challenging and interesting, and it will help me to acquire alot of experience and knowledge through its operations."
- —Guest briefly describe your ideal job
Difficult Boss Question
- Question: "Tell me about a time you angered your boss. What was the situation and what was the outcome?"
- —Guest Jon
Biased and just plain wrong
- Did your dad get you your last job? (...and then about another job...) How did you manage to get that position? No, my dad never got me any job and I never mentioned anything about my dad during the interview. I got my previous job by applying for it like everyone else, without connections and by pure merit. I think the employer felt I must somehow had connections to get decent positions in the past since I am physically and chronologically young. Shame on him!
- —Guest spunky
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