What is the hardest question you've ever been asked in a job interview?
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February 20,2019 at 10:58PM UTC
What is the hardest question you've ever been asked in an interview? How did you answer? If you had it to do over, would you answer differently? (Feel free to answer anonymously!)
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I am in need of Product Owner role in a Technology company.
As a seasoned and highly accomplished product enthusiast with extensive experience in the Fintech industry, I am confident in my ability to excel in the role of Product Owner. Throughout my career at Interswitch Group, I have consistently demonstrated a proven track record of success in driving business growth, optimizing operational efficiency, and delivering innovative solutions in agile environments. My strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and strong analytical abilities allow me to translate complex business problems into actionable plans that exceed client expectations and achieve exceptional results.
One of my core strengths lies in my ability to set the direction for Product Management and Ownership within a business line or division. I am involved in decision making to influence the outcome of long-term strategic plans in a complex and unpredictable environment. As a servant leader, I pride myself and measure my success by my ability to empower teammates with the means and authority to make informed decisions about best working approaches to insights and planning activities. I empower them with the right tools to succeed in their roles which directly contribute to the overall success of the organization. Furthermore, I ensure that the proposed solutions align with the organizational strategy and vision, ensuring a cohesive and impactful approach to Product development.
Business process improvement is another area where I excel. I possess the skill and experience to set the direction within a program or enterprise, identifying opportunities to perform business activities in alternative ways. One of my favourite taglines is “getting it right the first time”. And I achieve this through effective leadership, creativity and innovation. I guide the operationalisation of the delivery process to improve efficiency and enhance business outcomes. I have a keen ability to enable others to recognize the potential for change in potentially ambiguous and complex settings, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Moreover, I oversee the implementation of proposed improvements, ensuring that the organization benefits from enhanced processes and streamlined operations.
In addition, I possess expertise in requirements definition and management. As a certified Product Manager, I am adept at directing the approach to requirements management, enabling others to select and apply appropriate life cycle methods. I also have the capacity to influence the prioritization of complex requirement sets, enabling both long-term strategic decision-making and short-term tactical fixes for business continuity. By aligning the proposed solutions with the organizational strategy and vision, I ensure that the requirements are met within the estimated timeline.
Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a drive to deliver outstanding results. I am passionate about leveraging my expertise and skills to contribute to the success of this organisation, making a meaningful impact on its growth and development. As a product enthusiast, I will bring my wealth of knowledge, my ability to drive innovation, and my strong leadership skills to guide teams towards success.
In conclusion, as a highly experienced and accomplished product specialist, I possess the skills, expertise, and determination to set the direction for quality assurance insights and planning strategy, drive business process improvement, and ensure effective requirements definition and management. My ability to excel in an evolving, complex, and unpredictable environment, combined with my commitment to exceeding client expectations and achieving exceptional results, makes me an ideal candidate for this role. I am ready to bring my expertise and make a significant impact on your organization's strategic growth and success.
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Real Estate Internship
I am a college student, and I am looking for a real estate internship. I have the passion to learn more about the industry. I am majoring in engineering, but I think it will be great to explore both avenues. I love engineering, but I also think I need to dive deep into it since I am very passionate about real estate. I would appreciate it if anyone could direct me to any real estate internships or connect me with others who know about them.
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It's been 9 months since I was laid off from my job.
I had worked for my last employer for about a year (after being unemployed for 2 years due to pandemic layoffs). I don't lack experience, I have about 15 years in my industry. Now I'm back in the unemployment cycle - I've been looking and applying for jobs, had some "networking" chats, and only 2 interviews. To keep busy I've been doing some volunteer work and teaching music part-time, which doesn't pay the bills but gives me some spending money.
At this point, I don't know how much longer my job search will take or what I should do. Applying to jobs in my field has resulted in no responses. Applying to jobs outside my field has resulted in no responses. Applying to jobs above my previous role has resulted in rejection emails that I don't have the experience the employer wants in a candidate. Applying for jobs below my previous role has resulted in no responses. I've spoken with career coaches and people who are working, and I'm told to keep trying. I'm fortunate to have the time now to practice my musicianship as it gives me something to do, but at some point, I need to start earning money again and soon.
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I’m looking for an easy to read spreadsheet to track credit card expenses.
Pretty much just want to be able to break them down in categories without having to label everything individually. Example: office supplies(not what was bought), building utilities (not all listed separately) misc. expenses etc. Something that is easy for someone not very computer literate to read.
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I am currently unemployed (a month and a half so far) and seeking a job in an accounting/financing/office field. I’ve been offered a position somewhere that would pay me decently well and fairly close to where I live. It would be great skill set wise with room for growth.
The only problem is that I’m not a fan of 40 hour workweeks, and this job is an 8-5 M-F. I’ve worked 40 hour weeks before and I felt miserable and guilty that I couldn’t spend times with my friends, family, and partner. I felt like all I did was work and had no time for myself. I also have a physical disability that, while it doesn’t stop me from working, completely drains me at the end of a working day. In my previous 9-5 job, I would be asleep by 7 pm and sleep 10+ hours easily.
I asked this company if I could have slightly less hours or a four day workweek and I was told it’s not possible. The company is a reputable state-wide business that I would be happy to work for, but those hours are making me have second thoughts. Any advice?