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interview questions, and interview protocol for the mini-Project. Justify the questions and their order, and explain what you hope to gain from this technique.
Mini-Project: Developing interview questions and a protocol
What characteristics are considered admirable in historical figures by college-age students?
What person do you most admire?
What historical figure (living or dead) do you most admire and why?
If given the opportunity, would you like to meet this person?
What would you ask this person?
Is there anything troubling you find about their legacy?
What characteristics of theirs would you like to emulate?
What characteristics would you prefer not to emulate?
Is there anything you find disappointing about this person's legacy? If you could change anything about his/her life, what would it be?
Did this person overcome significant adversities in life?
How is this person similar to you?
How is this person dissimilar to you?
How should his/her…… [Read More]
Clinical Interview Questions evisions
Why did you decide to become a secondary school mathematics/science teacher?
I actually decided to teach math because I understand it, but the reason I continue with the study is because of the benefits of teaching. Teaching high school math offers constant new challenges, there continues to be a high demand for math teachers, and teachers have a schedule that anyone would enjoy.
The primary reason that there are always going to be challenges in teaching mathematics is because few people seem to be gifted with an innate understanding of mathematical concepts. The logic just does not seem logical to them. But, this is helped by the fact that technology has become such a constant in the classroom. "Technology enhances the teaching of mathematics by presenting concepts in exciting new ways. Children learn the concept of place value by reading their textbook, then translating the words…… [Read More]
What types of techniques would you use to get students to participate?
First, I would observe the class and try to determine the reason why some students may not be participating as much as others. In my experience, low participation can be attributable either to distractions or to difficulty in understanding that causes some students to lose interest or give up. With respect to students whose low participation is a function of distraction, I would make seating (and other) changes necessary to reduce distractions. With respect to students who seem to give up because of comprehension limitations, I might conduct short one-on-one tutorials to help me identify and overcome specific learning barriers.
5. Aside from your education and experience, what will you do to help better educate your students? What methods would you implement to aid in their education?
I am a proponent of the Multiple Intelligences concept of cognitive…… [Read More]
new report, work process, or tracking system. What was involved and what was the outcome?
Situation: The situation that I encountered was indeed a new report that was issued to my department at Amazon as well as a few others.
The task that was being attempted was to provide better tracking of warehouse performance including incorrect picks, boxes being sent to the wrong location, boxes being placed in the wrong slots, etc. However, the data on the report was a little unwieldy and was not presented in the best and most useful way.
Action: As such, I made it a point to work with the makers of the report as well as the other people that used it to help add a few columns, remove a few redundant columns and reorder some of the remaining so as to make ease of use much better than it was.
Result: The revised…… [Read More]
At the same time, it also needs to be mentioned that one has to take a decision based on the consideration that whether the person has any individual choice of his/her own in the matter. One of the main reasons for developing such an attitude may be because of depression in the minds of the patient. This matter needs to be raised and decided by the doctor and medicines prescribed accordingly to the need. These medicines have to be given by force, to the patient, if necessary, if he is unwilling to take them. At the same time, one may also understand that when medicines are being forced down a patient's throat, the effects and situation of the mind of the patient makes the medicine to be less effective, unless otherwise it is a medicine which has enough direct physical action. All the developmental effects are being slowed down by…… [Read More]
Thus CWH should train all managers to identify non-verbal cues to interpret whether or not applicants might be lying. This will help eliminate the potential to hire an individual based on false pretenses, and further help reduce turn over.
Other tools that can be used to improve the interview process include:
Establishing an interview objective (Smeltzer, 2002, p. 231) - what is the purpose of the interview? In a hiring situation it will be to gather information about the candidate's skills, abilities and interests in order to determine who will be the best fit for the organization in the short and in the long-term.
Determination of the Best Place to Interview (Smeltzer, 2002, p. 231) - time and setting can impact a mangers evaluation of an interview. If one party is more inconvenienced by the other by time and place, this may affect the interview outcome. Thus it is best…… [Read More]
Consider this scenario: A researcher has scheduled an interview with a person the researcher believes will provide rich research data for the study. The day before the interview, the interviewee contacts the researcher and says, " have had a family emergency and had to travel to another city. won't be able to meet you in person for the interview, but would still be able to answer questions in e-mail." What should the researcher do? s it better to gather some data rather than not interview the person at all?
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Review the readings for this week on interviewing.
• Think about a face-to-face interview. How important it is for the researcher to be able to see the body language, hear an interviewee's voice during the interview, and know the physical environment in which the interview is taking place? What data does this provide…… [Read More]
By taking the initiative to accomplish this task, I showed leadership skills that my supervisor later praised me for, which was definitely encouraging.
My supervisor was excellent in many aspects of her job, but could be forgetful when it came to returning client calls or attending to invoices that came due. When an item requiring her attention came across my desk, I would always be sure to have a face-to-face conversation with her, and to hand her a written not regarding the details of the same issue. I found that by communicating in both verbal and written messages it was far more likely that the needed information would actually be not only remembered but acted upon by the supervisor. The writing helped to ensure accuracy, of course, but I think it was of greater importance that she had a physical artifact simply to remind her that there was any…… [Read More]
I think because the candidate is relatively local, this was enough education. Also, they had a rigorous interview process, and I had to show them some of my successes, so to speak.
5. Did you ever take any online courses?
A: Not yet, but I am definitely considering them, especially since the University to which I am applying offers them. I may be on the road if we are successful with this campaign, so we will see.
6. Do you like your team? If yes, why? If no, why not?
A: I love my team. I have gotten so used to them, and they to me, and we have really found a way to click, so it is perfect.
7. Do you like your boss?
A: You know, many people would probably just say yes because they are being paid by this person, but I really like him. In fact,…… [Read More]
The person's name, position and organization
Position: Vice President of Store Management (VPSM)
Why you chose this person to interview
This individual exhibits all the qualities I find admirable as a leader. Irrespective of the field or industry, leadership's skills are necessary to advance. In today's global environment, where competition abounds, leaders must be effective in driving results. David, as I have seen from both his words and subsequent actions, drives results within the retail environment. This environment is characterized with changing consumer sentiments, macroeconomic conditions, and overall business dynamics. David has proven in his extensive career, to overcome many of these pitfalls, while continually improving business results. As such, he is an ideal candidate to interview. For one, he possesses skills which are in high demand and sought after. Secondly, many of the skills and abilities he possesses are transferrable. In the event that I change…… [Read More]
Contact information: 1-877-MDA-6789
Date interviewed: November 8, 2012
Company name: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Highest degree earned: LPN
College or University where the degree was earned: Houston Community College
What is your title and what are your main responsibilities?
I am a nurse. My main responsibilities are: measuring vital signs, administering medications, keeping the patient clean, handling wound care, maintaining patient records, and observing the patient.
What are some of the specific skills you need in order to perform your job?
The biggest skill I need is the ability to communicate with my patients. Through communication I can learn if they are in pain, if they have any needs, and assess their conditions. I also need a thorough understanding of biology and anatomy.
Describe what you do during a typical day?
During a typical day I work on a specific floor and am in charge of handling a set…… [Read More]
The overall experience of conducting the intake assessment was a good and enlightening one. The interview itself felt very open and relaxed as my choice of the interviewee was a stranger, so there were no prior associative anxieties for either of us. Also, the interviewee seemed to have a very vivid imagination and attention to detail which helped in making the interview in-depth and thorough. During conducting the interview I felt like a natural in not only communicating the questions but in also taking down the notes on all the answers with important key words that I could clearly understand even after the interview ended. Another aspect I experienced as an interviewer was my ability to actually frame a few additional questions based on the response of the interviewee and not shying away from asking for help when I needed it -- whether this was in terms…… [Read More]
articles that form the foundation of this analysis is Disruptive Behavior and Social Concerns (Barnes, 2015). Included in this analysis is an overview of the ethical, moral and legal implications of cyberterrorism, network and computer hacking, computer viruses, hate speech and pornography. The analysis strives to provide a balanced analysis of each area, illustrating how the inherent freedoms the Internet also provide powerful catalysts for criminals, hackers and hate groups to thrive. The paradoxical nature of Internet freedom is most clearly demonstrated in the examples of how hackers had been able to permeate a wide variety of systems and gain access to valuable data, intent on destroying it (Barnes, 2015). This article discusses the technologies underlying these areas in light detail, choosing instead to concentrate on the societal dilemmas of having an entirely open publishing medium that anyone at any time can use either ethically or unethically. The bottom line…… [Read More]
Career Profile: Investigative Reporter
hether it was reading my younger sister's diary or spying on my crazy neighbors whom I was convinced were axe murders, I have always had a natural calling for being a sleuth. In addition to my voyeuristic ways, I am also interested in current events and politics. As a result of these interests, I am interested in a career as an investigative reporter.
I interviewed Jilda Unruh, an Emmy winning investigative reporter at PLG Channel 10 in Miami, FL, for some inside information on her line of work. As for preparation for the field, she said, " A solid, diverse education is more important than any particular major. Investigative reporting covers such a broad spectrum of topics that one must be comfortable in a variety for subjects." Ms. Unruh did not major in journalism, but said the writing and fact-finding skills taught in most undergraduate programs…… [Read More]
Interview for the Analysis of Ageing
Mae was a first generation American aged 90. Mae was born on June 1927 in Bethlehem, PA. When Mae was a young girl, she moved to Queens. Married at the age of 18, Mae well-being and general health issues are normal with no major health problems despite the usual high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stents that come along with old age.
The objective of this essay is to explore the experience of late adulthood and ageing using the case study of Mae. This study analyzes the interview questions to identify the health and social issues associated with old age.
Analysis of Interview Question
One of the problems associated with old age is health issues. However, findings from the interview with Mae reveal that Mae is still in a good health despite her age, and she does not have any major health issue. However,…… [Read More]
In basic terms, there are a variety of ways in which an individual can respond to a new object or substance. Indeed, for an individual to develop a new behavior towards something, such an individual first undergoes a transformation of sorts where he or she eventually develops new conceptions regarding the said substance and its nature. In this text, I come up with a narration of a Paxil user whom I interviewed. In the later sections of the paper, I will seek to interpret what the interviewee said.
My subject in this case, Peter, has been using Paxil for the last three months. The same was prescribed to him after he suffered a major depression. In brief, Paxil has been in use for quite a while now and though it is considered relatively effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression, it does occasion some major side…… [Read More]
INTEVIEW WITH TEACHE & EPOT OF KNOWLEDGE GAINED
The interview in this study was conducted with Kari, raised by a single mother and the oldest of two children having a younger brother. Kari's parents were both supportive of her educational pursuits although her mother barely kept the household running on her meager salary and her father was married to his second wife and had three other children by the second marriage. Kari's mother has told her to apply to whatever college she most wanted to attend and assured her that the funds would be there for her to go to her college of choice. Kari's grandmother cautioned Kari's mother about building up Kari's hopes but Kari's mother knew that Kari's grandmother little understood that she was in a poverty income level that would result in Kari being the recipient of government grants and student loans ensuring she could…… [Read More]
I think I want to go into nursing but I am not 100% sure yet. ight now, I am just taking basic gen ed classes since this is my first year in school -- I did take a couple of classes this past summer. Most adolescents I know in my neighborhood have graduated already as well." Georgia stated she was still 'feeling out' her identity, which is common in adolescence. She was willing to be independent enough to pay for her own college, which suggests a desire to 'stand on her own two feet' despite the fact that she still lives at home.
Georgia also noted that she does not contribute to the family income and that her father is a biopharma executive. Her desire to enter nursing could reflect her exposure to this field of work at home. However, she saw her decision not to attend a four-year college…… [Read More]
Over the course of the interview I asked the woman questions about her boyfriend but mostly about herself, her happiness and her life of late. The woman described that she had a very busy course load, had to work extra hours to support herself and then found herself working very hard to support a relationship with someone who was inattentive and needy due to substance abuse problems.
Throughout the interview I nodded and affirmed the woman's concerns and feelings, offering support and sympathy through eye contact. The interview concluded when I summarized the situation and affirmed that I had interpreted the situation correctly, and together with the interviewee decided that she needed to spend more time focusing on her own needs and break up with her partner. The client seemed satisfied with this conclusion, which she had come to already but just needed support and reaffirmation that she was making…… [Read More]
Interviewing and Observing Activity: Summary
Given the brief period of time our group was allotted, we focused on subjects we had in common, such as our decision to go to college. Conducting an interview is like meeting someone for the first time. It is usually unwise to begin with 'hard hitting' or obscure questions. The questions we asked were as follows: How did you decide on a college? Why did you choose this one? Was it your first choice? Is it far away from your hometown? What are you studying? Did your major change once you came to college? What is your main reason for attending college? Did your high school prepare you for college?
All of us seemed very frank and honest in our responses. I admitted that my college was not my first choice school. However, over time I have acclimated to the environment and am happy that…… [Read More]
There is an increased incidence of worry and concern over malpractice claims which increasingly award patients higher amounts of money for patient's winning cases. Unfortunately this has led to many nurses practicing defensive care rather than preventive and supportive care (Guevara & Mendias, 2002: 350). In some cases this may lead to overly conservative treatment of a patient's condition.
Discrepancies in job titles and assignments as well as responsibilities exist (Guevara & Mendias, 2002). Increasingly management responsibilities are delegated to nurses which increases their administrative burden and the potential for malpractice claims when patients receive care from less experienced staff or unqualified staff because of staffing shortages (Guevara & Mendias, 2002).
Strict reimbursement mechanisms, a decreased staff, health service restraints that are brought upon by economic factors and new organizational structures as well as a changing dynamic in the public have all influenced the nursing field" (Guevara & Mendias, 2002:350).…… [Read More]
Interviews -- Dennis and Phil
The interviews for this assignment were with my neighbor, Dennis, and a carpenter friend of his (Phil) whom I had never met prior to today. Dennis, 53, is married and has grown-up daughters raising families of their own. Dennis has a tree-trimming business and lives a few houses away from where I live. He regularly attends Christian worship services, he is an active member of the local otary club, and he goes to Mexico to help people who are still struggling to rebuild after the earthquake in 2011in Baja California.
Phil is a finish carpenter who has been working on redesigning Dennis's kitchen. He is 32 years old and has lived in this town his whole life. He is married, has two young boys, and his wife is a school teacher. He is very conservative politically and he is quick to express his displeasure at…… [Read More]
Interview with Specialist Six Alan West, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran
Just over 53,000 men and women died in the Vietnam War, but the ravages of this war did not end in Southeast Asia. Although many Vietnam veterans experienced problems in readjusting to civilian society, most veterans used their GI Bill benefits to attend school and secure meaningful employment and have gone on to have families of their own. Today, many of these Vietnam veterans are political leaders, captains of industry, successful entrepreneurs and senior executives. This paper provides the results of an interview with a 60-year-old Vietnam-era veteran, former Specialist Six Alan West of the U.S. Army Support Command, Thailand. The results of the interview are followed by a summary of the experience in the conclusion.
On arch 2, 2013, r. Alan West was telephonically interviewed from his home in Sperry, Oklahoma. When asked about his relationship to…… [Read More]
The Cruxshadows are an alternative darkwave/synthpop band that have been very popular in the underground music scene for almost a decade. Recently, this band has gained a snowballing fanbase in Europe, particularly Germany. A German television show was present at the packed "Zillo" festival, which is sponsored by the German music magazine of the same name, and the lead of The Cruxshadows was interviewed following the phenomenal performance. Rogue, the lead singer, performer, composer, and creator of the band, spoke to a German reporter. Rogue had dramatically spiked hair and a creative performing costume. The reporter began by asking Rogue about how the band was formed, and he spun stories about his days studying art at Florida State University and the repeated dreams about a falling sentient satellite called The Angel IV that inspired him to create the Cruxshadows' first major album, "Telemetry of a Fallen Angel." The…… [Read More]
Interviews on Nursing
I interviewed three people. Lucile is 80 years old. The only hospitalization she has had, except for the birth of her child, was for a hip replacement two years ago. I also interviewed Lucile's daughter, Roberta. Roberta is 50 and has diabetes. Finally, I interviewed Roberta's nephew, Robert. Robert is a 20-year-old college student.
Is nursing a profession?
Lucile: I think it's a profession. Nurses have to have a lot of training, don't they? When I was in the hospital I think the nurses made decisions about my medical care. Doesn't that make them a professional?
Roberta: To me, to be a professional means that you make important decisions independent of people who are over you. I'm an engineer, and the decisions I make don't have to be approved by someone else. So to me, a doctor is a professional but a nurse is not. I'm not…… [Read More]
Interview with a Law Enforcement Specialist
This interview took place on October 10 with a retired police officer. He spent 32 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and had some very interesting things to say about the changes he has witnessed over the years.
hat were some of the typical law enforcement issues when you first worked for LAPD?
e were responding to murders, arson, street crime and domestic disturbances though not as often nor as dangerously like we are today. e also had a lot of stolen cars and we had auto accidents with injuries to attend to.
ere you a beat cop?
Almost every cop starts out that way. Yes I worked the streets in what is now known as Korea Town. I also worked the streets in downtown Los Angeles, in Carson, and even in atts. By my fifth year on the force I was…… [Read More]
My fundamental purpose is to interpret the typical American. I am a story teller (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell)." I thanked him for his time and the great contribution he has made to American art.
Finally, Norman Rockwell was very prolific, and produced over 2000 original works, most of which have been either destroyed by fire or are in permanent collections (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).Original magazines in mint condition that contain his work are extremely rare and can command hundreds of dollars today (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).He is called an illustrator instead of an artist by some critics, a designation he did not mind, as it was what he called himself (Wikipedia, 2005 at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell).However, Rockwell sometimes produced images considered powerful and moving to anyone's eye. Norman Rockwell's ability to relate America's old values to the events of a rapidly changing world made him a special person, both hero and friend,…… [Read More]
Oh now, there was no social life after work. e had work at home to do. I had a husband and two boys to feed. The housecleaning was my job too. My mom was very sick and she moved in with us in Massachusetts. e had a rough go of it, but we made it.
Question. hat did they pay you at the munitions factory?
Aunt Etta. I think we got about $25 a week. It wasn't a lot of money but money went a lot farther back then. Plus we had a big garden and I canned vegetables and froze some too, like corn and lima beans. The worst day I had at that factory was the day they fired us all. It was one week after VJ day, and when we came in the place was quiet, no machines running. They lined us up, gave us our paychecks,…… [Read More]
The person/message feedback reflects whether the focus is on the person who sent the feedback or the message. The immediate/delayed one is focused on the timeline of the feedback. The monitoring one has to do with the spontaneity and sincerity of the feedback. Finally, the supportive-critical one reflects the divergence or convergence of the feedback with the original message.
Self-centered feedback is a combination of the feedback types previously mentioned, being a person-focused one, most likely supportive, intentional and positive. This type of feedback can enhance the communication content if it reflects a sincere, unbiased opinion, but because it's likely to be subjective, it can distort the feedback message and implicitly become detrimental to the communication.
It is said that non-verbal communication accounts for more than 90% of the message sent out in an interview. In fact the verbal content weights only 7% of the message the interviewer…… [Read More]
Wage Issues and Economic Supplements
The interview for this assignment was conducted with the human resources manager of Ford Motor Company. The company has prolonged its partnership with the United Automobile Workers union. The interview questions and their answers are listed below.
How do you rate the wage level in your company in relation to the minim wage?
Ford Motor is a company that attributes its success on the quality of its manufactured vehicles. These high quality standards can only be achieved with the quality input of our workers. Therefore, their performance becomes connected with their job satisfaction, which relies on the wages they receive for their work. We want high quality work, and we pay higher than average wages.
Q2: Are there any types of jobs within your company where you pay minimum wages?
A2: There most certainly are. We have positions where unskilled workers are required. For such…… [Read More]
I interviewed Kay Shehorn, a 67-year-old woman who has been employed at the Hillside ehabilitation Care center for 42 years. Shehorn started working at Hillside ehab as a housekeeping supervisor. She worked her way up in the company to become an Administrative Assistant. My interview questions focused on Shehorn's plans for retirement. We discussed the financial aspects of aging, and the politics of aging as well. Because Shehorn is a "young" senior, her perspectives were instrumental in illuminating a possible path for me when I approach retirement age. I asked Shehorn if anyone had impacted her views on aging, such as an elder relative or role model. Shehorn said that she had always admired strong seniors who refused to be defined by their age. She mentioned being inspired by a woman who worked in an art gallery until her mid-90s, and also spoke of her grandmother who had literally…… [Read More]
F.A: Yes, if you work with any software especially developing websites you will face many problems, but you should be patient to solve them (1).
I.A: Definitely, my career has always centered on developing various applications and programs to our clients. As a Project Team Leader, I am always involved from start to finish with the software projects I am assigned to lead (3).
H.A: Yes I have, I worked with drilling operational risk assignment, and it was generic software program (1).
H.Z: Yes, I have from beginning to the end (2).
K.A: Majority of my work involves ensuring that designs and plans are properly executed during all phases of software projects; thus, I am always involved in all stages of the SDLC (3).
M.A: I have always been involved with software projects from beginning all the way to the end-of-life of the applications my company developed. However, my part…… [Read More]
Neuman, W.L. (2003). Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, 5th ed. New York: Allyn & acon.
In this popular text, the author provides a comprehensive overview of both qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies, including techniques to improve the reliability and validity of social research approaches that involve questionnaire and interviews.
Statz, S.E. (2006). Finding the winning combination: How blending organ procurement systems used internationally can reduce the organ shortage. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 39(5), 1677-1678.
Author presents a useful background and overview of organ donation practices used in the West with those used in Iran and Pakistan and provides a pragmatic analysis of how paid organ donations may represent a viable alternative to current Western practices if certain ethical issues are taken into account and steps taken to ensure that donors are not coerced by family members or others whose economic motivations and incentives outweigh the…… [Read More]
57. The Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault (Lawrence . Sherman and Richard A. Berk)
Types of data/methods: Sherman and Berk found that arresting batterers reduced by half the rate of subsequent offenses against the same victim within a 6-month followup period. However, in follow-up studies, sometimes offenders assigned to the arrest group had higher levels of (recidivism) while others showed a reduction in repeat cases.
Advantages/Disadvantages: Although the repeat nature of the offenses in a series of trials shows thoroughness, the inconsistent findings about whether mandatory arrest reduces domestic violence suggests more information about the different cases might be necessary to show if arrest helps in some cases but not in others.
Summarize the overall prevalence and incidence of the crime problem in the 1960s as portrayed by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice (pg.361) and by the National Commission on…… [Read More]
Linguistic analyses of conversational patterns indicate that most pauses can be predicted by linguistic structures, such as clause or sentence breaks" (Levitt, 334) by eliminating some of the non-verbal factors that may tend to undermine these silences, I would find that the interviewee was far more comfortable with the nature of the interview and its opportunity for a free and informal discussion relating to treatment experience, personal history and current disposition.
The helping model, according the research which was conducted in preparation for and in light of Mr. Smith's situation, would be further illuminated by the interview. Here, firsthand interaction illustrated that individuals who have undergone such institutional experiences are sometimes eager to share details and feelings directly related thereto. The way that Mr. Smith opted to open up would be especially revealing in verifying the value of allowing one's self to fully accept and understanding the nature…… [Read More]
level of communication it takes to handle a case where a child has multiple disabilities. A transdisciplinary approach is useful in allowing professionals to collaborate and ask for help should the client or the client's parent require it. Handling a child with multiple disabilities is an arduous process. It involves use of equipment, proper handling, and consistent therapy that cannot be done in a multidisciplinary setting. Well, it can be done, but not as successfully as in a transdisciplinary setting.
Connecting the material back to earlier information read, open-ended interview questions help collect information from a parent more than simple questions. It is so important during the initial stage of a case to understand what the child goes through each day and how the parent handles the child. While this part may seem difficult by asking open-ended questions, it provides the kind of information that will be needed by everyone…… [Read More]
The thing is, a few people in your neighborhood already know that you came down here to talk to me today, right? Well, the way I look at it, you're already in whatever danger from the suspect that you're worried about. Between you and me, if they're as dangerous as you say they are, and I believe you by the way, they're not going to believe that you didn't help us, you know? I'd feel horrible if anything really bad happened to you or to your family because I wasn't able to put these guys away first, and the worst part is that I already know that I could make sure they go away for a very long time, but I can't do it without your help. I need your help to solve my case, but the thing is I also need your help with this for me to help…… [Read More]
There are a number of stakeholders in this particular scenario. First and foremost are the apartment managers, who will use the database to upload information regarding maintenance, repair, and leasing information. Moreover, there are the lease holders, janitorial employees, and outside repair companies that are contracted to do work on the apartments when needed. Then there are also the internal Wild Wood Apartments stakeholders, including the administrative employees who will handle the information once it is uploaded by the apartment managers and then anyone in the IT department that will be working on creating and implementing the database.
What is the best thing about our system?
What are the problems in the current forms used for reporting maintenance, repair, or leasing events?
Walk me through the process of submitting a report through the current system.
Managers, IT Department, Administrative Employees…… [Read More]
"How to build your network": Interview
According to Uzzi & Dunlap (2005), while ability and talent are certainly important, who you know is often as important as what you know in the workplace. As well as restating this old cliche in their article "How to build your network," they also offer the reader important advice for targeting who is 'worth' knowing and cultivating within an organization. While power in an organizational hierarchy may be important, it is also vital to establish connections with people who generate social ties or bridges between other organizational members.
For my interview I selected Ms. H -- at the XYZ organization. Ms. H is a human resource manager, and I chose to interview her because of the important role H plays in many organizations. Virtually every employee at some point must deal with H. H is often the first organizational unit (other than the…… [Read More]
One of the major things I noticed throughout this interview, both through her answers and her general behavior, was the fact that her body was unable to cope with her extreme work ethic anymore. Although she admits to continuing to work long hours even after she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, she also admits to the fatigue and general soreness she now overwhelming feels after such a long days work. This would not be a surprising fact in anyone else's perspective, but for a woman with such a drive within her, this could be a devastating beginning of her end, which she can not even take time to prepare for. She still works long hours, and forces herself to deal with the pain of no longer being able to keep up with her ambitions. The pace of the factory where she works has not changed, but her ability to…… [Read More]
Only a single respondent said that he knew someone with an Internet addiction, but that was because of an unhappy marriage, rather than anything dangerous about the medium's potential for social networking: "infidelity was common even before the Internet."
Three said that they did feel emotional distress when unable to connect online even for a day, although one respondent said that was because she needed to connect for work-related reasons. All of them said that they used social networking to remain connected to friends and family, and that if they knew that they would be 'off line' for any reason, that they would experience considerable work and personal distress, because that constant 'connectiveness' was demanded in modern society. But they believed their engagement in social networking facilitated rather than hampered real world relationships.
All of the subjects said that being addicted to the Internet was fundamentally different from being addicted…… [Read More]
That sense of security is very important for someone who wants to come out of school and then feel secure about one's employment for the next forty years.
There are a couple of things that do not appeal to me about the health care profession. One of them is that the corporate culture seems very rigid and bureaucratic. There is a lot of paperwork and everything is very exacting. This is something that does not necessarily appeal to my personality, which is oriented towards the problem-solving aspect of the profession. Another thing that does not appeal to me about health care is that many positions require long working hours. This is okay when I am young, but I also envision a time when I will have a family and not want to work so hard so that I can see my children grow up. My uncle said some things that…… [Read More]
Tactics and Techniques of Successful Interviews
Interviewing is definitely an art form. There are a number of different tactics and techniques that law enforcement agencies utilize depending on the unique elements of each individual situation. Still, there are some techniques that prove strong in almost any situation. Thus, the technique of theme development and alternative questioning are incredibly useful across situational contexts, making them a tried and proven interview tactic.
One of the most successful interview tactics I have personally witnesses is what is known as theme development. This is essentially "offering the suspect a moral excuse and the investigator presents the suspect with reasons to confess by offering possible rationalizations, projections of blame, or even minimizations" (Heuback, 2009). It constructs a theme which allows the person being interviewed t go along with and thus feel more understood and accepted by the interviewer. Once a theme is established, the interviewer…… [Read More]
interview of a woman that is more than 40 years old and belongs to a generation different than mine. It analyzes and provides a reflection of the woman's life experiences and beliefs. The main focus of the interview is to evaluate the impact of belief systems and socio-economic structures in her life as well as any resistance to these factors. The reflection also examines the impact of ideologies, cultural factors, social structures, and economics on the interviewee as a female. In addition, the process of through which she negotiates these factors and opportunities and limitations in her life are also discussed.
Brief Summary of the Interviewee
I interviewed Rebecca Mintz who is a dynamic, highly accomplished, and renowned business woman in her community. Mintz is famous for her dedication to social work and community development through which she has made major contributions towards improving the livelihoods of young women in…… [Read More]
I get excited about ideas I have for new products and services, and I'm motivated for them to succeed on a personal level. Of course, the income helps motivate me too! I really feel pressure to succeed so I can take good care of my family, so I think that's the extrinsic motivator for me, making sure my family is well taken care of and secure. Otherwise, it's all intrinsic for me, I love the feeling I get when I succeed at something, and it works. it's very satisfying and it makes me feel in control and in charge of my own life and destiny.
ME: I think I'm intrinsically motivated, as well. I find I do much better on assignments that interest me, (like this one), than on assignments that I don't feel any connection with. I think that's the same in many areas of my life. Outward motivation,…… [Read More]
interview techniques. DiCocco and Crabtree (2006) discuss different interview strategies. One is the unstructured interview, a technique that originates in anthropology study. This technique is used when the type of information to be gathered is not known, or is only loosely-defined, because the technique is open-ended. Eliciting insights is a key objective of this type of interview.
A second interview strategy is the semi-structured interview. In this technique, the interviewer is able to "delve deeply into social and personal matters" (Ibid). The group interview can be used with this strategy as well. Semi-structured interviews are commonly used to gain information that might be open-ended in nature, in a group setting, or to learn about someone's life experiences. The focus group is a form of semi-structured interview used in marketing.
A third interview strategy is the individual in-depth interview. This technique is used when the research question is focused, and is…… [Read More]
What are the ways in which your college experiences have prepared you for a career?
How do you evaluate success?
In what ways do you think you can be productive to our organization?
Describe a contribution you have made to a project on which you have worked in the past.
What qualities should a successful manager possess in your opinion?
Was there an occasion when you faced a conflict of opinion with a supervisor's decision or company policy? Describe how you handled the situation
What accomplishments have given you greatest satisfaction so far and why?
What interests you about our firm?
What led you to choose the field of study?
What kind of work environment are you most comfortable with.
How do you handle stress and work pressure?
Describe a task in which you worked as part of a team. What role did you take on? What went…… [Read More]
interview techniques used in both interviews. Include commentary and analysis of best practices, practices to avoid, and how this viewing experience will inform your approach to the interviewing assignment introduced in this week's pplication.
Evaluate the techniques used in each interview. Which practices could you use in your own interviews? Which practices should you avoid? Where did the person in the video go wrong? How could this issue have been avoided or corrected?
During the first interview, Linda the interviewer, acted extremely apologetic about the interview process. She seemed uncertain about the direction of the interview and how long it was going to take. She also did not prepare her subject Laura adequately beforehand, given Laura's evident surprise at the fact that Linda was taking notes. No matter how intelligent the interviewer, lacking a confident demeanor can make the subject less forthcoming in terms of his or her responses, as…… [Read More]
However, his advice is that if one is relatively certain of one's interest for this subject, one ought to pursue it.
The second subject, the psychology professional, has stated that psychology is the number one priority for her, but that it is difficult to merge this interest when there are no patients who truly want to sit and talk. She also confides that there are many patients who simply wish to take medication in order to deal with the problem in a faster way.
The social worker, however, feels different from the psychologist and states that speaking is the best way to address a situation. She further adds that communication is key in any environment and that without it all is lost. She does not believe in medication and truly thinks that it can have quite a negative effect on society. She advocates for the Social Worker career and states…… [Read More]
interview was my mother Saleena Irani, who was born to Mexican and Parsi parents in Germany, and who spend the greater portion of her childhood in Berlin. Because Saleena attended an international school in Berlin and grew up in a multicultural and multi-linguistic household as well, her educational background and socialization experiences differed significantly from those of her peers. This interview elucidates many of the aspects of education that may be traditionally overlooked in the emphasis on test scores.
The interview took place in person, over the course of an evening. Having dinner and after-dinner drinks allowed for a long and pleasant conversation that allowed my mother to reflect deeply and provide her story in a non-linear fashion in accordance with the order in which her memories arose. Moreover, Saleena was able to bring photographs to the interview in order to trigger her memory and enhance the accuracy of my…… [Read More]
She does feel she is an extravert and would prefer to be around people than alone. In addition one of the reasons she feels she learns about behaviors best is by observing them is that she senses their true motives and ambitions. She also agrees with the part of the test that labels her P. because she goes on her perceptions of situations.
When I took the test I had similar results in that I was denoted an ESTP. I agree with the test results as well. I am an extravert personality. I love to talk and be noticed. In addition I sense things and use that sensing to base many decisions on both in my personal and professional life.
Nicole feels that her experiences as a young child dealing with drug addiction in her family contributed significantly to her personality development. She learned at a young age to sense…… [Read More]
interview that they conducted with Labor Relations Ms. Sheila Brown, a Labor Relations Specialist who works with the U.S. government in Columbia, SC. The interview paper involved an interview where she answered questions and answers about her job so that the author could get a better understanding of her type of work. In addition to the interview, the project essay will begin with a literature review that will relate labor relations theory application that links to the actual job processes and/or functions. Then, we will relate the results of Ms. Brown's interview to gain real world insights into her profession and how it functions in the U.S. government. The literature review will give us an idea of how the discipline is different in the private sector.
Ms. Brown is officially known as a Labor Relations Officer/Manager (LROs) or Chief Human Relations Officer (CHRO). These terms can and are…… [Read More]
I asked them what is done for obby at school, and they said that inclusion has been very beneficial for him (Nelson, 2001). With a paraprofessional he has been able to stay in his home school, and importantly, continue to attend the school his friend attends. They said that the school had to work hard to learn about almost all aspects of obby's needs: they didn't know much about Asperger's, or working with a paraprofessional, but they feel that for the most part the school staff understand his unique needs. They have seen huge improvement, and so can see that they should continue to cooperate with the accommodations obby needs.
The one area they expressed lingering frustration with was with obby's earlier education. They said that preschools really didn't know how to deal with children who had special needs (ricker, 2000). They would try to talk him out of being…… [Read More]
Interviews Contribute to My Professional Development
From the two interviews, it is clear that the relevance of embracing teamwork cannot be overstated regardless of the specialty area one operates in. This is more so the case given the nature of our practice. We largely operate in an environment that calls for collaboration among various health professionals. The two interviews also underscore the relevance of nursing research. Both interviews clearly indicate that the influence nursing research has on the promotion of optimal nursing care is immense. For this reason, I am convinced that the future of professional nursing practice is in one way or another hinged on nursing research. It is important to note that ultimately, we as nurses are responsible for the provision of high-quality care to patients. However, there is no way we can evaluate how effective nursing treatment modalities are without nursing research. Based on the responses given…… [Read More]
Learning to listen is very important especially when one is conducting an interview. Listening helps a lot especially when it comes to understanding one another. When I carried out an interview of an African-American woman it really changed my perception on opportunities that are available for women. This is a reflection on what I learned about the perceptions people have when it comes to occupational preferences at a very early age.
I got the opportunity of interviewing a black American woman and really wanted to find out some of the challenges that she faces when it comes to getting opportunities as a result of her membership of her cultural group. She clearly stated that it was quite difficult for her to secure employment due to the stereotype that there are opportunities that are meant specifically for men while others are meant for women. Feminine occupations are underrepresented among the…… [Read More]
interview is with evered Dr. obert C. Scott. He is a senior pastor and a native to Monticello, MS. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO. His wife is Pier Charisse Scott and they are the proud parents of a beautiful young daughter, Charis Jordyn Scott. His position as senior pastor at the Central Baptist Church comes on the present growth of the Baptist churches. Central Baptist Church represents one of the second most well-known and oldest African-American Baptist churches within St. Louis and holds a membership of almost 1,500 followers.
Some of the latest contributions the everend Scott has made include a $2.5 million dollar overhaul of educational and worship accommodations. He also delivers moving and inspiring sermons that connect the local community. A brief background on evered Scott shows he performed his first sermon at the tender age of 11. At 12, he earned his license and was…… [Read More]
Both mothers reported that the experience was one that was difficult because it did not fit their expectations. Mother 1 stated: "It's kinda... you know you're glad you have the baby and the baby's doing fine but you were...you know it's like a shock you weren't expecting it to happen this way." Mother 2 noted that, "It's more of an emotional stress. Its like you expect good things to happen and then as good things start happening something happens and it all changes. Additionally, both mothers noted making changes to their plans in the aftermath of the birth. In both cases, maternity care was put on hold and schedule changes were needed to ensure that all of the demands of work, family and home could be met.
The initial loss of control appears to be well illustrated in early questions posed to the mothers about the habits and responses of…… [Read More]
However, if this translation can be done successfully, it can accomplish two major things: first, it will make the basic knowledge of electrical engineering available to a wider audience; and second, it will deepen the writers understanding of the information by forcing him or her to analyze it from a new perspective.
Personally, I remain somewhat wary of the prospect of entering the workforce with a strong background in engineering, but a fairly few experiences in writing the sort of material that my future job will almost inevitably require me to master. Like Salavatcioglu, suspect that I will be forced to learn the best methods and approaches to writing on the job, once I gain a higher level of understanding of how communication works and how information flows within the particular organization that I will find myself in. Currently, I feel fairly confident in two of my skills: essay writing,…… [Read More]
10. What is your ultimate goal career?
I am pretty content overseeing this store but someday I may work toward becoming a regional or statewide manager.
11. Who are some of the biggest suppliers for the equipment that are used at your business?
One of our biggest suppliers is Hewlitt Packard who supplies most of our computer technology equipment that helps us run the store. It is handled through our IT department.
12. How do you handle lack of structure at work?
We provide incentives including production, and sales goals in which employees can compete to win prize, trips etc. We also provide quotas to help the staff maintain a healthy pace at work.
13. When a problem arises, what are the processes of identifying and diagnosing the problem?
The employees closest to the problem are to bring it to their immediate supervisor who will address it or pass it…… [Read More]
etirement Interview Analysis
etirement is a period of life only made possible for large numbers of people by virtue of the tremendous improvement in human health in the last century. Prior to that, life expectancy for the average person was not much greater than their professionally productive years. Today, many people look forward to several decades of retirement after they leave the workforce. In many respects, the quality of life after retirement is a function of staying active and involved rather than withdrawing from active life (Ekerdt, 1986). In other respects, a fulfilling retirement is a function of advance planning, especially with respect to financial matters to ensure that retirement income is sufficient for the retirement lifestyle or plans of the individual.
Analysis of Interview Subject #1
This subject is a 74-year-old man who retired from a career in law enforcement at the age of 52 after working as a…… [Read More]