Tell me something about yourself.
The secret here is to be informed as the full nature of the position that you are applying for and to have done your homework as to the background and history of the company. A well prepared answer would be similar to the following: I am an efficient and highly organized individual who aims to be as productive as possible. I make every effort to use my time effectively and hate to waste my time. In this regard, I am careful to keep accurate time of my activities and schedule.
Why do you want this job?
The best way of approaching this type of question is to highlight what you feel you can contribute to the job. The interviewer is going to expect to receive an answer relative to what the job can do for the applicant and will be impressed by the…… [Read More]
Will you use a particular communication style to communicate with supervisors on deadlines? Will you amass a team effort to ensure compliance? Is your approach self-centered or team oriented? Do you show that you can handle multiple-horizontal priorities? emember, the interviewer is likely not to be able to answer those questions, too. Instead, this is a clear psychological plow to see what happens when you are placed in a stressful situation -- do you turf it, lie, figure something out, or come up with an answer that works? (For more on this, see: Sando, 2010)
The research shown in this article will likely be disputed by a number of people who believe that interviews are quite important and through the use of certain techniques, one can evaluate a candidate for suitability (Zarowin, 103-4). The only problem with this mode of thinking is that the candidate will also be thinking the…… [Read More]
The authors assert that organizations large and small have placed a great emphasis on ethical behavior and many resources have been dedicated to ethics training. This emphasis on ethics also extends to pre-employment factors including the Job interview. The author explains that one of the most important expects of the job interview today as it pertains to ethics is pre-employment screening.
As it pertains to pre-employment screening some employers are using drastic measures to ensure that applicants possess the character that the organization desires to have in an employee. To this end some organizations perform electronic searches on individuals seeking employment. Such searches are used to "weed out" any employees that could display behaviors that are undesirable to the company or organization. The type of information employers look for during such searches may include derogatory pictures or language the person has used. In many cases the organizations look at the…… [Read More]
However, wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Don't wear heels if you're not accustomed to walking in pumps, as you might be asked to take a tour of the company. Also, you want to stride into the interview room, not wobble, or be tugging at a too-tight tie!
On the day, have a good breakfast. Get up early for a morning interview, so you don't feel rushed. Shower, brush your teeth, and do everything you normally do in the realm of personal hygiene, and perhaps put on your favorite socks or earrings (as long as they are not too flashy). Do something a little bit extra to give yourself confidence! If you are worried about waiting for a long time, bring a newspaper in your briefcase, if there is no company literature to peruse in the lobby.
Make eye contact and have a firm handshake when meeting your interviewer…… [Read More]
Position: General and Operations Manager
The summary of the position "General and Operations Manager" according to "O*Net," or the Occupational Information network is thorough but by no means exhaustive. In general, it involves planning, direction, and coordination of the operations of companies and organizations, public or private. Specifically, these tasks are built upon the formulation of policies, management of daily operations, and the planning and use of materials as well as human resources (O*Net). However, the exact requirements of the position vary by specific company, organization, and individual. Additionally, according to O*Net, this classification also includes owners and managers "who head small business establishments whose duties are primarily managerial."
Appropriate Interview Questions
Because the duties of managers within the company are so vital, it is imperative that the interview include questions that will separate the good from the bad. This includes specific task/experience related questions, as well as personality/behavioral…… [Read More]
Training Session Plan: Job Interview Preparation
This training package is about the ability to dress for success in terms of attire for the formal job interview. The training session will span the duration of one hour and include the implementation of the skills needed to understand the importance of one's personal appearance during an interview, better understand the contents of a professional wardrobe, best express an air of personality and professionalism through job interview attire, and implement these tools into real-world interview settings in order to achieve better interviewer perception and additionally better job offer prospects.
Information for the trainer
Job Interview Preparation
Dressing for the Job Interview
Information for the Trainer
Appropriately presenting oneself in the context of a formal job interview is a skill that is…… [Read More]
Mobility impairment would be impossible because of the use of machinery such as forklifts. Hearing/visibility impairment would compromise communication, which OSHA lists as the #2 safety concern in warehouses. Mental impairment could compromise the worker's ability to make sound decisions -- given that the consequences extend to grievous injury and death it would not be reasonable to accommodate that disability either.
5) The relevant OSHA requirements for this position are to have proper lockout/tagout procedures; to ventilate the warehouse; to keep floors and aisles free from clutter, to install proper guards on exposed or open dock doors, that workers must have periodic rest breaks, that employers must factor in the proper amount of time to complete tasks; and employees must receive ergonomics training and be trained to recognize heat stress.
OSHA. (2004). arehousing. OSHA. Retrieved February 3, 2010 from http://www.osha.gov/Publications/3220_arehouse.pdf… [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]
The objective of quantitative research is to develop and employ mathematical models, theories and/or hypotheses pertaining to phenomena. The process of measurement is central to quantitative research because it provides the fundamental connection between empirical observation and mathematical expression of quantitative relationships.
SPSS (Statistical Program for the Social Study): A computer program used for statistical analysis. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, and marketing organizations.
Status Quo: This provides information on the current or existing state of affairs. To maintain the status quo is to keep the things the way they presently are. The related phrase status quo ante, or "the state in which before," means the state of affairs that existed previously.
T-test: A data analysis procedure that assesses whether the means of two groups are statistically different from each other
It is understood that the number of people interviewed…… [Read More]
Identify the key characteristics, skills and knowledge needed for the position.
To begin, nursing plays an integral role in the daily lives of countless individuals. Nursing as defined by the International Council of Nurses is, "The profession of practice of providing care for the sick and inform." Populations around the world, and in particular Japan, are aging quite rapidly. Baby Boomers, individuals born between 1946 and 1964 are reaching retirement age as they too become older. As this demographic age, they will typically become more prone to sickness or other forms of detrimental illnesses. As such, the importance of nursing in the coming years will be even more profound.
Nursing, in one form or another, helps abate these feelings of hopelessness and accountability that occur during periods of confusion. Not only are they knowledgeable about specific sicknesses and the nuances that accompany them, but they are also very…… [Read More]
The work of a chef is multifaceted and requires a wide range of skills and competencies. This interview with a head chef highlights the primary tasks and critical competencies for being a chef. Obviously, a chef's job is to prepare food tasty enough to continue attracting and retaining customers. To achieve this goal, the chef needs to be aligned with the core values of the restaurant owner. With a shared vision, the chef can help create a team of qualified kitchen personnel that collaborate to create menu items. The chef is the commander of the kitchen on multiple levels: as leader of a team of employees, as chief technician, and as creative visionary whose expertise informs a menu that offers competitive advantage.
Therefore, a lot of different types of skills comprise the actual work of being a professional chef. The head chef is the manager of the kitchen and…… [Read More]
The last step is rating the elements on the constructs based on a 5, 7 or 10 point rating system Smith, 1980()
Another method is work sampling whereby the proportion of time a worker spends on a particular activity such as fixing a machine or designing a new system is measured. Hierarchical task analysis is another method and it involves giving a description of the performance of the employee based on the organization's hierarchy. This method involves describing the interactions between the employee, their supervisor and other managers in the hierarchy Shepherd, 1985()
Problems with job analysis
The job analysis process involves a variety of methods, detailed plans, tools and human effort which makes it prone to problems and challenges. One major problem that comes with job analyses is the lack of support by the management team. This is a huge problem that arises when the job analyst is unable…… [Read More]
Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal Methods: Practical Applications
My current circumstances could be grooming me for a totally different profession but deep inside, I have always admired the work journalists do. I particularly like how news reporters go out to the field, gather real time information, and interact with newsmakers. In addition to enjoying themselves, these ladies and gentlemen play a very significant role in the creation of a more open and just society. For this assignment, I will address a number of issues with regard to the job I would be interested in pursuing, i.e. news reporting.
Job analysis according to Werner, Schuler, and Jackson (2010) is essentially "a systematic process of describing and recording information about job behaviors, activities, and worker specifications" (p. 122). In that regard therefore, a job analysis seeks to generate information regarding both those performing the job and the job itself. It…… [Read More]
In this way, all three methods of job analysis can integrate in order to provide an objective as well as global overview of the job being analyzed.
When analyzing the Packagers job, all three methods will then be used in an integrated way. Because of the size of the company, interviews and questionnaires have been considered as unviable. It would simply take too much time and effort to administer and analyze questionnaires. Interviews in turn would impose upon the work time of workers, and would not be sufficiently accurate to be of value to the analysis.
In order to assemble the information and complete the analysis in a timely manner, it was decided to delegate the self-reporting tasks to team managers. Each team manager will provide a self-report of his or her own, together with gathering self-reports from subordinates. These will then be consolidated and provided to the HR Manager.…… [Read More]
Job Analysis Selection • Conduct a job analysis. • Outline a workforce planning system. • Create a selection process staffing. Course Assignments 1. eadings • ead Chapter 5 -- 7 Managing Human esources.
Job Analysis Selection
As InterClean and EnviroTech completed their merger, the operational complexities of the resulting companies significantly increased. At the primary level, one could observe the fact that the organization would no longer simply offer cleaning products, but also cleaning services to the local health care institutions. As a specification, these institutions require the highest possible quality cleaning products and services. Nevertheless, the ability to kill as many germs as possible does no longer represent the main competitive advantage.
The modern day society is extremely dynamic and continually challenges the economic agents to rise up to amounting expectations. While a high quality of the manufactured products and delivered services is imperative, it is no longer sufficient…… [Read More]
Job Analysis Selection InterClean merged EnviroTech, a result, a strategic direction. The company longer sell cleaning products, provide full-service cleaning solutions organizations health care industry.
Job analysis and selection
As InterClean merged with EnviroTech, the resulting company is one with an increased operational complexity. Specifically, instead of simply selling cleaning products, the new firm would also be offering cleaning services to customers in the health care industry. This specifically means that the quality of the products and services delivered has to be of the utmost highest standards, in order to serve the extreme hygiene needs of the medical field.
In order for the company to succeed in its endeavors, it is necessary for it to adequately staff, train or otherwise manage the human resources. This necessity is pegged to the fact that the employees are the ones who create and sell the products, and also the ones who deliver the…… [Read More]
Her improvement as a now member of the American society and capacity to become integrated in this new society became her goal of life. Before proceeding to accomplish her goals, she told us that she had an evaluation of herself and decided that none of the fundamental values of herself as an individual had changed. he was still extremely intelligent, was still an excellent surgeon, even if she could not practice it at the current time (this did not change the intrinsic value of herself as a surgeon or as a physician, determined by her knowledge, not by her position in society) and had the capacity to activate all these latent qualities. he mobilized herself so as to reach all the objectives she had proposed for herself.
Once on the top of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Mrs. Ionescu found herself somewhere on the third level, needing both acceptance as an…… [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]
As, we are having employees and managers work together in determining if this is someone that they can get along with over the long-term. This is when we can find an individual who will become a part of our team.
Part 3: Questions for a ehavioral ased Interview
To determine if someone is a good fit for the position we will be asking them a series of different questions. The basic idea is to use their responses to understand their thought process and the kind of HR manager they will be. Once this occurs, is when we will have a better understanding of as to which candidates are best suited for the position. elow are a series of different questions that we will be asking everyone as a part of the hiring process during their interviews.
Questions that will be asked to candidates during the interview
Why do you think…… [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]
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]
Discuss why they are significant and how clients can be trained in those areas.
Persistence: Encourage the client to see every experience as valuable, even a bad interview is still practice
ritten communication: Know how to communicate briefly and effectively through an online resume, over email, which can be honed with practice
Oral communication: Know how to communicate in interviews and over the phone which can also be honed with practice in mock-interviews
Turn negatives into positives: Even a stay-at-home mother has skills that can be valuable in the workforce
You are discussing hiring people with disabilities with an employer. The employer asks the following questions:
If I hire a person with disabilities or promote the person, how will my company's health-insurance and workers compensation costs be affected?
They should not be unduly affected, given that according to the ADA website, an employer "must provide a reasonable accommodation if a…… [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]
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]
Sometimes people say that automation engineers can be too dry and colorless, even if their mechanistic mindset suits the demands of the engineering profession well. But a sales manger in the automation industry must become a kind of engineer with a human face. Working in sales means that you must put your best foot forward, and have a personality as well as a problem-solving work ethic. Of course, to be effective in the profession, a sales manager in automation must also be someone who enjoys the technical aspects of the work. He or she must understand and become comfortable with the industry's vocabulary. But it is almost equally as critical that he or she likes and is effective in face-to-face contact with people in the field and with non-technically oriented customers.
There are decided advantages to being in sales, rather than to being purely involved with the engineering aspect of…… [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]
Job analysis is the process of gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information about jobs (Busi, 2012). It is a critical part of human resources management. It functions to provide answers to questions such as: How much time does it take to complete important tasks?, Which tasks comprise a particular job?, How can a job be structured to enhance employee performance?, and What capabilities and behaviors are needed to perform the job?. A job description is often considered the most important result of job analysis. It lists the duties associated with a role, representing a written summary of the job as an identifiable organizational unit.
The importance of job analysis goes beyond a mere review of a specific role. It actually informs every other aspect of work in human resources (Busi, 2012). For example, recruitment requires an adequate job description to advertise the duties of a position. Similarly, selection and training rely…… [Read More]
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer, CFO, Controller, Directory of Finance
Company: NW Healthcare Services, Inc.
Mission and Description: As a nonprofit health-care provider, NWHCS takes seriously our responsibility to provide access to the services, expertise and facilities needed by our communities.
Our commitment to improving the health of our region extends beyond normal patient care. Whether through physician clinics, health education, charity care, our mobile mammography program or other means of outreach, we're committed to caring for the people of our region and beyond. NWHCS is licensed for 217 beds and has 1, 2000 employees and more than 400 physicians with privileges. It is also aligned with Lutheran Medical Center, Greater Oswod Metropolitan areas largest non-profit health-care provider with 1,245 licensed beds, has three hospital campuses in Oswod (First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard) and a fourth under construction in Issaquah. It also operates an extensive network of…… [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]
Moreover, due to the dynamic nature of the position, sensitivity to the diversity in society must exist, including tolerance of all genders, races, states of physical condition, and lifestyle choices.
STATEMENT of EQUAL OPPORUNITY- in the spirit of the requirements of the position of Police Officer, no candidate shall be excluded from consideration for the position based upon gender, race, political affiliation, or choice of lifestyle, provided that these traits do not disqualify the candidate in terms of the ability to perform the duties of the job. With all of this in mind, all interested candidates are encouraged to pursue this opportunity to serve the community, maintain the peace, and contribute to the enrichment of the communities in which the Police Officer serves.
Police Officer Job Description… [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]
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]
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]
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]
I will need to be "on" in terms of being relaxed and confident talking about myself while the interviewer attempts to get to know me.
If this interview was conducted face-to-face I think I would have actually performed better. I am more at ease dealing with interpersonal communications in a face-to-face context. Phones are not really my best medium for communication -- something I need to work on -- and so I probably came across as more nervous from the sound of my voice than if I was in person. The interviewer would probably have put me at ease, had I been able to read her body language, but talking to an electronic rectangle and not receiving any visual or audio feedback for long stretches was a bit disconcerting. Again, that is something I am going to have to improve to prepare for a future in health care marketing.
I…… [Read More]
What types of psychometric assessments (e.g., personality inventories, cognitive assessments, and integrity tests) are best to identify applicants with the strongest job and organizational fit? Why?
The Big Five personality theory is widely considered to be one of the most cross-culturally accurate methods of assessing personality. Although trait-based personality theories still remain controversial, the Big Five traits are broad enough and represented widely enough throughout the literature on psychometric testing to have some validity as a screening device. The five traits the Big Five inventories assess are openness to experience, conscientiousness or dutifulness, extraversion versus introversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (Cherry, 2018). For workplaces which require interaction with customers, extraversion and agreeableness are essential. Creative workplaces require openness, while detail-oriented occupations, in contrast, demand conscientiousness (Cherry, 2018). Neuroticism is largely considered a negative trait and in virtually all occupations, resiliency is required.
Using cognitive assessments like IQ tests would be problematic,…… [Read More]
Extra Curricular Activities and Career Success
Introductory Paragraph - Thesis
How important is it to become involved in extracurricular activities while in college? Some students who do the research about how education impacts their lives and maybe helps their careers know that just attending classes and getting grades may not be good enough. To have a full life and have a job that is a good one, a graduate looking for a job should have good communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to good grades and a smart outlook on life (Chia, 2004). The author Chia makes a point that is very important: having a good job interview means showing the company you apply to that you have what is called emotional intelligence (how to control your emotions and use them wisely), that your grades are good, and that you were involved in extracurricular activities in college. Thesis: Students taking…… [Read More]
Sociology -- Social Work
All interviews have a precise purpose and are more often than not constructed within an exact context. Even though there are forms of interviews other than the research interview, like job interview, assistance interview, journalist interview, investigative interview and entertainment interview, the research interview is designed to acquire information pertinent to investigating a scientific question (Neuman, 2006). One type of research interview is that of a survey interview.
Telephone or face-to-face interviews are a universal means of conducting survey research and are almost certainly the most frequent form of research interview. Survey interviews are utilized to evaluate a range of information, including behaviors, attitudes, preferences and intentions, frequently with the goal of generalizing the findings to a particular population. The survey interview is intended to collect information on variables that are comparatively circumscribed and to which the information is understood to have conscious access (Neuman, 2006).…… [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]
Competing Values Approach
The CVA is best understood as a map that can help leaders look at their organization and structure it accordingly and/or make changes when necessary with the help of the Framework.
The CVA is best envisioned as a two by two figures with four quadrants as in the diagram below:
Some organizations represent greater degree of flexibility and control, whilst others manifest greater degree of flexibility and adaptability. These dimensions are plotted on the CVA above. Organizations generally veer in between with a continuum ranging between this degree of flexibility and control.
The second part of the framework shows the balance towards focus on internal operations of the company (e.g. Work performance, usage of resource, management style and so forth) and focus on external operations, on the other hand (e.g. Competition, government policies, ethos of sustainability etc.). Organizations again veer on a continuum between either ends. There…… [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]
"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]
job descriptions that apply to the position you have selected from the list.
I will choose an entry-level job in a customer service call center. This entree level job will be a bank call center customer service representative. I will talk about Bank A and Bank B. call center customer service representative. According to task analysis information, I will create Bank C. call center customer center representative.
Compare the common tasks and behavioral objectives contained within the job descriptions or lists of duties.
Customer service is an organization's relationship with its customers. Call center customer service representative communicates with customers by telephone to provide information about products or services, open and cancel accounts, or obtain details of complaints. Call center customer service job duties involves meeting the customer's expectations, listening to their statements, and solving their problems.
As shown in Appendix the common list of duties of Bank A and…… [Read More]
job title? Do you feel that title is an accurate illustration of your position and what you do everyday?
Could you describe a typical day for yourself at work?
How long have you worked at X? How have your job and its responsibilities changed?
What do you view as the central mission of this organization? How does your job fulfill that mission? Or, do you feel that it does not fulfill that mission in some way?
What accomplishment are you most proud of as a result of your work at X? What was the greatest challenge you have personally faced during your tenure at the organization?
Has a lack of funding every impeded your ability to do your job at the highest level you would desire? What recommendations would you make to increase the availability of funding for X?
Q7. Have you ever worked at a for-profit organization? If so,…… [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Strategic plan implementation - employees were periodically trained by attending retreats. They needed technical training. She was mostly given the resources to implement her plans. She was pleased with the outcomes of the plan - Strategic plan assessment and outcomes - and related her future requirements as consisting of improved communication and transparency and technical training for employees. I would rate the quality of her work and the quality of the interview high. She seems motivated and interested in her work.
The second interview sounds dispiriting. The answers are short and sullen. The man provided me with little insight about structure. His opinion was almost reverse to that of the woman where he thought that top management and middle management were motivated but that employees were demotivated. My opinion: This may have been due to the fact that he was guarded in his response. Poor motivation on employees part, besides,…… [Read More]
interviewing successfully is your ability to respond appropriately and well to the questions asked during the interview.
Why should I hire you?
I firmly believe in the saying: "love what you do and you will never work a day in your life." In my case, what I love is feeling as if I have made a contribution with my efforts to the workplace. I set high standards of excellence for myself and I am always trying to satisfy these standards or exceed them. I like feeling that I am making a contribution to an organization that is meaningful and lasting.
Why are you applying for this position?
I am applying for this position because I believe I can be an asset to your firm and my personality and work style are uniquely compatible with the challenges demanded of a program manager. I wish to be part of a workplace which…… [Read More]
This information should then by synthesized by a human resources professional.
Interviews are flexible, and can result in a large body of information that is difficult to synthesize. However, for more complex jobs, nuances can arise from the interview process that cannot be captured in a survey. Interviews are also appropriate for jobs with few employees. Questionnaires are appropriate for positions that are relatively simple, and with many employees. This is because the information is less robust, but becomes significant if it can be analyzed in the context of trends. Observation is generally appropriate only in situations where management is able to observe constantly throughout the work day.
Heathfield, Susan. (2008). Job Analysis. About.com. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://humanresources.about.com/od/jobdescriptions/g/job_analysis.htm
McNamara, Carter. (2008). Employee Task and Job Analysis. Authenticity Consulting. Retrieved October 25, 2008 at http://www.managementhelp.org/staffing/specify/job_nlyz/job_nlyz.htm… [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 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]
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]
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]