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American Heart Association
Fundraising Director was asked...27 February 2013

Are you married how many kids do you have.

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Tata Capital

How many clients would you be able to source for the job?

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I have a mix of NRI and domestic clients through family and friends. I will be able to tap into their networks and networth during the course of the job. I believe the NRI population is not fully aware of the new and upcoming wealth products out there in the market and it would be useful to tap into their wealth portfolios from an advisory angle Less

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Are you willing to work nights and weekends?

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Yes

Yes, as long as it is not every weekend. They offered that there is flex time, and compensation is hourly pay. I didn't feel this is the same as comp time and having another day off if required to work a weekend day. This structure may be perfect for another candidate not looking for work-life balance. Less

Public Outreach Fundraising

"Explain why kites are awesome"

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Random question, used to show your creativity and how you can convince people on the spot. Less

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

How Do You Feel About Moving From a Position with Union Representation to a Position That Does Not Have a Collective Bargaining Unit?

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Would Not Be An Issue

Past experience within the fundraising field

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I have many years of experience in the field

KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tell me about yourself.

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I told them a little bit about myself including my name, hometown, major, and why I chose my major. Less

Fundraising Direct

How would you negotiate and obtain 20$ from a student in debt, the elderly or someone with a very limited income?

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I answered properly, but I have difficulty understanding why they were so stubborn on taking money from people which already didn't have any. Less

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

"How do you deal with difficult colleagues?"

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I gave her approximately 3 good methods for dealing with tough people. Didn't seem to satisfy her. Less

DialogueDirect

Can you talk now?

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No

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