Are you able to meet aggressive deadlines? Do you have experience doing so in the past?I have the ability to meet assigned projects with aggressive deadlines. Planned projects are ideal but not always the circumstance.Given minimal resources and little background, if something needs to be completed to meet a deadline or fix a problem, I address projects aggressively as presented and proceed with caution. Projects with aggressive deadlines tend to move up in priority. Can you work under pressure?I work best under pressure applying quick problem solving and ad-hoc solutions. Projects deemed non-standard and providing my resolution does not jeopardize any facet of the business, I will work towards successful completion often meeting or exceeding a customer expectations.Whenever possible, I will include a contingency plan in case ever having to resort to these measures, it's available if necessary.Describe your ability to solve problems in the workplace.When resolving problems in the workplace, I try and identify if it is a process, individual or tool.
- Resource or individual, I will address an individual first to determine if there's a need to develop understanding or if an individual has the correct tools to perform the assigned task.
- Process, I re-evaluate the process, determine the issue and modify where possible if it is determined a process which requires further explanation or another resource. Once the bottleneck has been defined, this is addressed accordingly.
Describe your previous job experience.With over 20 years in Information Technology Industries, my primary focus has been project management. Though I've held several positions in my career, I have been managing projects though not always reflected in my title or considered an assigned responsibility.Do you like working alone or in a team environment?I thrive in a team environment and can work very well independently. In todays industry, it is important to have a good balance of both. I possess a personality which empowers me good judgment based on a particular project I am working on, whether it requires individual or team efforts to complete.Do you like working in large groups?I enjoy working in large groups, I feel collective knowledge acquired is important. Large-scale projects are great to have additional resources for input and overall success. Not one individual has all the information needed at times, especially in large-scale, high budget, and mission critical projects.Do you prefer continuity in structure or frequent change in your daily work?I welcome change and challenges openly while understanding importance of a working process for operational duties. It's never a bad idea to look for improvements on any existing routine work as our work environment is always changing.Do you work well alone?I am a strong independent thinker and can work well alone.Do you work well under pressure?I work very well under pressure. I am familiar with being provided last minute projects or notification of something not working as designed. It is always a challenge I welcome to determine how quickly and efficiently I can resolve a problem or situation.How can you help our company be more profitable?Review of business at the "big picture" level and working to understand every aspect of the industry available to me. I examine the current situation, streamline existing processes where possible. I am always looking for innovative, cost effective, and more efficient ways to provide value added services.How do you go about making important decisions?Important decision making skills are based on the project or role you are in. Decisions can be based on individual, business, and budget needs.
If a client presents a scenario and it is budget driven, then focus on budget first to make the necessary determination of the needs and develop a proposal.How do you handle change?As a strong advocate for continuous improvement in both workplace and life, I am one to analyze cause and effect of a change to determine if a proposed change is advantageous and profitable. If the change can provide added value, I will always seek this out.How do you measure the success of your work?Measurement of success can be reviewed by the outcome of my completed projects. If a process went smoothly, held to or utilized minimal budget and my client is satisfied with the outcome, this is a successful project. Once determined successful, I review this project for future models and run a checks and balances for lessons learned whether or not this can be improved or keep it up to date as changes in our industry are often made.How well can you multi-task?I have the ability to multi-task both small and large-scale projects. Though it is best to have primary focus on one project, my multi-task abilities allow me to think out of the box, switch focus where needed and apply this to any challenge presented.How would you rate your communication skills?I possess strong written and communications skills; verbal or written are both useful when working with clients, I am adaptable to present a project in the manner my client is most comfortable.Tell me about the way you work.I work on all projects with sense of high self expectations and demands. I share my high expectations with an assigned project team and motivate others to the importance of any project. I am biased towards specific attention to details and perfection. I take pride in my work and encourage this thinking with my team.Tell me how you would handle multiple projects in the job.
I begin with reviewing time frame and impact to the business and rank projects accordingly before proceeding.
Good prioritization and collaboration with my clients help to establish order in how projects are prioritized. Some projects also are contingent on completing previous projects (ground work) establishing order to projects to follow.
Requested projects typically produce the element for more projects.
Tell me something about yourself that I didn't know from reading your resume.Well qualified for your position having several years of work experience, college courses, several training classes, and certificates, I have personal aspirations in becoming the best in my occupation and life.Offering several years of work experience, college courses, certificates of training in Professional and Technical arena, I strive to continue my career, training, and schooling.What aspects of your job do you consider most crucial?Crucial aspects to any successful project are to determine necessity, meeting or exceeding goals within budget, timelines, and customer satisfaction. "What value will this project add upon completion?"What new skills or ideas do you bring to the job that other candidates aren't likely to offer?Open minded, I am a strong advocate for continuous improvement. I start with review of an overall process and always look for areas of improvement. I look to streamline existing processes or ensure an ongoing task performed is adequately documented, I will identify an area for improvement and offer suggestions for improvement.