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Job Search Tactics based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience in Job Search Strategies & Tactics. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

29 Job Search Strategies & Tactics Questions and Answers:

1 :: Describe the term strategic thinking?

A candidate should see strategic thinking as a process of learning and you turn ideas into reality by developing one's abilities in team work, problem solving, and critical thinking. They should see it as a tool to help a business or organization confront change, plan for and make transitions, and envision new possibilities and opportunities.

2 :: How you would create a strategy for say, a public interest campaign?

A good candidate will list at least some of the following criteria:
☆ A clear defining of the goals and objectives of the campaign
☆ Identification of opponents
☆ Carrying out a SWOT analysis
☆ Imagining and playing scenarios
☆ Identifying primary and secondary targets
☆ Identifying allies
☆ Deciding what resources are required (salaries, expenses, other)
☆ Devising tactics
☆ Drawing up an action timetable.

3 :: As part of strategic campaign, why should you carry out a SWOT analysis?

Candidate should believe it is easier to make better and more effective choices after identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A SWOT analysis can be applied to a position, an idea, an individual, or an organization and is essential for good decision-making.

4 :: How to go about identifying allies as part of any good business or organizational strategy plan?

Candidate should be flexible, be an influential decision maker on their own, and manage good relation ships with co-workers. For example, when groups with similar interests create strategic alliances, they are much more likely to achieve their goals. Allies may also be sympathetic insiders. A good candidate should understand these concepts. A sympathetic senior bureaucrat in the right organization who understands your project can also provide the most help. Finding such a person and fostering that relationship shows initiative.

5 :: How to develop a strategic vision for your organization what are the five key criteria that you should focus on?

Answer should include the five following key criteria:
☆ Organization
☆ Observation
☆ Views (the environmental view
☆ The marketplace view
☆ The project view
☆ the measurement view)
☆ Driving forces
☆ Ideal position.
The candidate's ability to define his/her ideal position in clear, strategic terms is plus.

6 :: What are the most common reasons why change in management fails in most organizations?

Candidate should understand the dynamics of change in any form of organization and be able to determine the problems of conflict and how they relate to the change. Candidate should be a problem-solver and handle dilemmas and/or conflicts effectively. They should recognize the potential problems that may arise from a lack of attention and the inability or reluctance to change.

7 :: Tell me do you think delegation is way to dump failure on the shoulders of a subordinate or as a dynamic tool for motivating and training your team to realize their full potential?

Employee should see delegation as an effective management skill which allows staff to use and develop their skills and knowledge to their full potential. A cynical view of this skill is a warning sign.

8 :: Tell me what types of instructions would you give your staff if you decided to delegate?

Clear instructions with decisive standards; everyone should know what needs to be done, when it should be finished, and the quality/detail needed. A job seeker should delegate the objective, not the procedure.

9 :: What steps should take to ensure that the work you delegate is successful?

Job seeker should explain he knows how to outline desired results, ask for progress reports, sets interim deadlines, and does not overly focus on the methodology.

10 :: What are the most common excuses team leaders use to not delegate?

They can do it better them selves:
☆ Can't trust him/her to do it
☆ He/she is not qualified enough
☆ They don't want anymore added responsibilities
☆ I don't have time to show anyone how to do it
☆ No one to delegate to
☆ I am the only one that can do it.

11 :: What to assume about your co-workers if you want to delegate successfully?

Job seeker should be able to view the positive potential of co-workers; does not rule out the possibility that a co-worker may want more responsibility; co-workers want to learn more; job seeker should recognize that the short term training investment will pay off in the long term.

12 :: How much ambitious are you?

Job Seeker should demonstrate a real ambition that is also backed by a persistence and real enthusiasm to succeed. However, check that this ambition is balanced by a sense of clear-headiness and an innate common sense. Make sure that the candidate is 'grounded' in reality.

13 :: What you think this company is ambitious and if so, why?

Job seeker should demonstrate a good knowledge of the company, especially its past achievements, and have an optimistic and positive view of its future.

14 :: Do you have any past hero?

Pay attention to the heroes and look for the qualities they admire. Do they possess any of those qualities? Look for historic figures that have demonstrated a clear purpose, enthusiasm and all the other specific qualities that resonant with the position you are offering.

15 :: How you prioritize your work?

Applicant's answer should that they know the difference between high and low priority tasks.

16 :: Would you describe yourself as resilient?

Candidate should show strong character and will-power when answering question. They should appear to easily over-come obstacles.

17 :: Tell me about a time when you took on additional work to help your team meet a crucial work goal?

You want to hear that the applicant has taken on extra work to help the company, to help the team's performance, and/or to help meet an objective set for his/her department.

18 :: Describe when you spoke out about something you didn't feel was right?

Applicant's answer should show that they have a very clear point of view and expresses them forcefully whenever the need arises, takes the initiative to prove his/her point, has a strong, commercial,l ethical viewpoint.

19 :: Describe an example when you had to face and overcome strong opposition against you in a meeting?

Answer should show that they have a strong character and willpower to face anyone if they feel their point is right. They should be able to articulate and justify their arguments in a clear, logical and reasonable way.

20 :: Can I connect with old employers for job search?

Off-course, If you've left previous employers on good terms they can be a valuable networking resource when you are in the market for a new job.