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If you had 3 mins alone in a lift with the CEO what would you say?21 Answers
Are you going up or down?
What is your most pressing problem? Maybe I can help fix it.
As a passenger I believe railways are the future transport that everyone will need and want to use for work and pleasure, together we can make our future vision a reality.
G'day , how are you?
can you press 3 Please
I'll just smile to express my greetings and would wait if he would be also greeting me in response.
Nothing. In my experience CEO's don't want to talk to lower level roles, and will happily judge you in silence
That depends on whether or not I knew them. I am generally polite and constructive but sometimes can not resist complaining if I have a burning issue to discuss with someone who should be able to make a difference.
I will say Hi Sir, I've seen you on TV last month talking about an economy recession and its impacts on railways. If i may say my opinion, our Team here is sure that we can make it and drive our performance above limitations
Where's the toilet on this floor? I get nervous in lifts.
You're late again
Dependents on so many factors.... but based on my lack of ANY data including those factor, probably something along the lines of "s'up?"
"WOW this lift is slow"
I would judge the situation and act accordingly. Definitely not going to try to show off if i feel like hes busy with more important stuff
GODSAKE !!!!! was that you
I will simply say, Good to see you today sir, Do have a wonderful ahead.
If I met the CEO in the lift, I’ll greet him morning and said I work in which floor. Kept quiet after this. Most of the time CEO’s brain very busy thinking something, don’t make noise while you’re not working next to him.
If you could have dinner with three actors no longer living, who would they be!14 Answers
Actors eaten by Hannibal Lector!
None they were all just acting
Peter Ustinov (for the stories, well told), Katharine Hepburn (for her confidence and smarts), Judy Garland (to hug her and for her songs).
Lassie, Trigger, Silver
those 3 whose invitation reach to me before my dinner time.
That doesn't sound very hygenic.
Marlon Brando ... It is great to discuss with him his acting in Godfather and how i respect every word
Alan Rickman, because I'd like to ask him about the Harry Potter films. Sam Kelly because I'd want to ask about his role on Black Books as Manny's dad. And Diana Dors because I'd want to ask about the Adam & The Ants promo for Prince Charming in which she was the Fairy Godmother, as well as Queenie's Castle as it was filmed at Quarry Hill Flats (now the base of the West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Why the hell would I invite three dead people to dinner?
Grouch, Harpo and Chico
Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monro, Natalie Wood
Who wants to have dinner with dead people?
Are they offering to use a time machine? Without that you're having dinner all alone. Oh my god, wait! Are they zombies? Am I the dinner?
John Wayne Cary grant Doris day
What will you be famous for?12 Answers
I'd rather be infamous
My work, my books, my inventions but mostly for being rather awesome.
Hopefully not the bloke who asked dumb interview questions.
I'd be famous for my invention that currently I'm working on in my spare time.
I am a Team player. Everyone like to work with me
Being mistaken for Toyah Willcox, Gilli Smyth (circa Mother Gong) and Matt Lucas!
Being the Corporate Interviewer Serial Killer (CISK). I know you love acronyms.
Creating a new wireless information systems in different organisations. Making a transport-information company.
How many calories are in a grocery store?9 Answers
Perhaps breaking up the grocery store into it's main categories and estimating the caloric density of each type of food may be the way to go? E.g. Frozen foods (high density), meats (medium), junk food and soda (high), veggies (low), non-food items (none), dairy (high), packaged foods (medium). Then estimate how space is typically allocated on these categories (10%, 20%, etc.). Then estimate how many such items can fit in, say a 10 ft area that has 3 positions (top, middle, bottom). Scale up the estimate as needed. Assign values to caloric density and at the least, you have solved the problem. Probably not the most elegant solution but it's what comes to mind immediately.
I would not consider these questions as hard or random at all..It would answer to How do you calculate how many calories are in a grocery store? like "I don't count at all..I am pretty thin. Actually I am trying to gain some weight so I just consume food like a trash bin.." what's wrong with that? Why would I even count that at all? I dont really care.. Some people might count and they could ansver to this question differently.
There are no calories in a grocery store. There are calories in food which is inside the grocery store, but none in the grocery store itself!
The answer is none. Calories are found in food, not stores.
A calorie is defined as: the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C. The average grocery store is 4000m^2. Assuming average energy density of 200 calories/m^2 (Calories in a medium pizza) there should be 800000 calories in a grocery store.
Edible calories or calories in general? Because if the answer is the second we should use Einstein's formula: the weight of the grocery stores itself (in kg) plus everything in it * 1000 * c^2. The result then is divided by 4.16 (Calories/Joule) and woilà we have the number of calories in the store. If instead is the first answer, well, just approximate through the methods someone else explained.
My local grocery store (supermarket) has 10 checkouts operating during busy times. Assume on average it takes 2 minutes to service each customer. That's 30 customers per hours x 10 checkouts = 300 customers per hour. Assume the store is busy 4 hours per day, that's 1,200 customers and that accounts for 80% of the store's turnover so 1,500 customers per day. Assume on average each customer is buying enough food for 2 people, that's 3,000 people. People on average consume 2,000 calories per day but not all of it comes from the grocery store, let's say 75% does that's 1,500 calories. Putting it all together 3,000 people * 1,500 calories = 4,500,000 calories per day ... but wait there's more. If the store turns over stock on average every 5 days that means there's 5 days of calories on the shelves, that's 22,500,000 calories. Lots of assumptions but the answer seems reasonable
Other than the nobody likes a smart aleck answer of stores don't have them, food does, I would suggest the research needed to determine that would take longer than an interview would allow. It would take research to determine the size of an average store the amount of stock held at given times of the year and its type, and the average levels of calories in the food stocks. On a side not it has been widely reported that labelling of such products is not very informative, so might I suggest it be represented pictorially biased towards the mostly female psyches. Perhaps a collection of images and statements ranging from a picture of an attractive successful business women say Ashley Madison material? To a picture of Chuck Blazer running from the feds on a mobility scooter saying this is what your husband is going to be like in ten years?
Depends on the size of the grocery store and what products it stocks.
"Great news! I'd like to interview you for the PA to CEO role here at Symless. Before the interview, I'll need you to record a quick 60 second video (you can do this from your phone). In the video, tell us about a specific time which shows you really shining as a PA, demonstrating how crucial you are to your current CEO (or someone that you've been assisting). When you're done, upload it to YouTube. Set the sharing settings to unlisted so only I can watch it."6 Answers
I uploaded my video same day and received an acknowledgement and that I would hear back in 7 days. I emailed to ask when my interview would be as I wanted to go on a trip and didn't want to miss out. No response received. Very impersonal and arrogant approach.
Agreed very arrogant approach
I had the same situation. Very unprofessional company
Looks like they are really winning at interview processes!! Perhaps they will now rethink how they choose to treat people. Hopefully with some respect!
Same experience. Extremely arrogant and unprofessional attitude throughout. Lucky escape!
Agree! Exactly the same experience for me. They need to change the staff who do the interviews as the office manager is very u professional and disrespectful
How many times does the Earth rotate around its own axis while it makes one revolution around the sun?5 Answers
Little more than 365
The earth completes 1 rotation on its own axis approximately every 24hrs The earth completes 1 rotation around the sun approximately every 365 days So the number of rotations on it's own axis after completing 1 rotation around the sun is: 24 rotations per day x 365 days = 8,760 rotations.
one time more than the number of days in a year
365. Second response is funny: - The earth completes 1 rotation on its own axis approximately every 24hrs; + I add that one day as 24hrs; - 24 rotations per day.... Well I didn't know we had a 576hrs days :)
While it makes 365 complete rotations around the sun, to answer the question being asked, the answer would have to be that the earth is constantly rotating around its own axis.
What is your favourite Google Product, and how would you improve it?5 Answers
google playstore by adding various app to it
I would take a mask for my friend
answer 3: i wanted to add add blocker
I would to improve You tube. Because it takes a lot megabytes. And privacy settings
If you were to be re-incarnated as an animal what type would you be and why4 Answers
Could not think of anything
I would choose an eagle, because the ability to explore the surrounding area without any obstruction.meanwhile others need to survive on the surface.Besides that,eagle also have a sharp eye to elocate the prey.
I don't believe in re-incarnation - if you want achieve something, you'd better plan to do it in this life!
I would choose to be Bush Duiker being the fastest running animal and very clean. This shows it is very intelligent and now how to make the right decisions in its surroundings
The wifi doesn't work properly. And for every basic test I could think of, they answered that it proved all was fine but still it didn't work.3 Answers
At the end I said there are more important matters than a broken access point, I would just change it, with a different model and everybody could focus on their real job instead of wasting time (Don't answer that, they wanted someone as talented as themselves to manage their LAN)
To be fair to the company, in this scenario it doesn't sound very much like the role was for you. I would totally expect a 'Senior IT Technician/Manager' to troubleshoot basic network problems and resolve them without swapping the hardware. Perhaps working in a technical networked environment is outside your current skillset.
Nick, were you there to know what were my answers? It seems so, according to your certainty. I think my answers did troubleshoot basic network problems, as you said. But they wanted a specialist. In such roles, reliably and cost go above pride. You learn to put efficiency above time consuming pride when you are in charge of the whole IT. I installed hundreds of wifi AP in my careers, the answers I gave Yoti always were enough to provide really good service. At the end I said if I can't find, there's no point in wasting more time, Yoti is not a wifi provider and has more important tasks. Money matters, this role would include budget management. When I installed a wifi service for small companies, it worked for years. The next time I'll install one, I would learn for the latest standards: so much changes in 2 years. No need to be a wifi specialist for a small company, and it's easy to re-learn it when it becomes necessary, with updated literature. For your information, their solution was awful, I would never use it unless I'm bored at work and need time consuming tasks, which never exists when alone for the IT Administration of 170 colleagues. But if they like spending time on settings again and again, it's their business.
What are 3 critical skills required to make a successful Financial Accountant?3 Answers
Drawing on previous work experience in practice and industry.
Key skills requirements for success: An understanding of the business, its cycle, segments, reporting framework, people and systems, necessary for effective delivery of tasks and duties. A keen eye for details, whether data, information or factor elements critical or peripheral to the business, which one is serving noting the responsibilities to stakeholders and other interests groups. An ability to communicated numbers and relevant aspects of financial and operational management to team members or clients, such that value is achieved, satisfaction met, and any problems resolved, at a cost and effective manner.
Key skills requirements for success: An understanding of the business, its cycle, segments, reporting framework, people and systems, necessary for effective delivery of tasks and duties. A keen eye for details, whether data, information or factor elements critical or peripheral to the business, which one is serving noting the responsibilities to stakeholders and other interests groups. An ability to communicate numbers and relevant aspects of financial and operational management to team members or clients, such that value is achieved, satisfaction met, and any problems resolved, at a cost and effective manner.
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