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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Conduct a Phone Interview
    No matters which side of the phone you are on here are some tips to make the most of the interview process Use phone interviews as a way to quickly assess a pool of candidates and identify those people you want to pursue further Prepare before you make the call Review the applicant s resume and know the position you are looking to fill Come up with a list of questions you want to ask and key points about the job that you want to convey so you can keep the call moving along Try to avoid any dead spots as these can make you look less professional and can break the flow of the call making it more difficult to get back on track Have the applicant s resume in front of you to clarify information and to refer to his or her experience as needed Communicate clearly about the position and what it will entail Assess the applicant s skills and work experience over the phone and get a feel for how these will translate into your work environment Find out how serious the applicant is in securing the position so you know if it is worth proceeding

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Select Interviewing Questions
    quality for a deadline or visa versa How did you react to this Describe a tough problem that you have dealt with tell me how you approached it and the outcome Tell me about a specific occasion when you conformed to a policy even though you did not agree with it Tell me about a time when your manager was unavailable and you had to solve an immediate problem What did you do and what was the outcome Tell me about a project you have been responsible for and how you organized the necessary paperwork tasks goals etc Have you ever intervened on behalf of an employee who was not being treated fairly Tell me about it Describe for me two improvements you have made in your job in the past six months When you delegate assignments to others how do you keep track of their progress Tell me about a decision you made that your supervisor disagreed with How did you handle it What do you feel would be the most common errors made in a position such as this Tell me about a time when you were late or absent to work How did you communicate that to your supervisor How do you deal with difficult or demanding managers co workers customers Describe a situation Tell me about a time when a supervisor asked you to complete a task that you thought was not necessary or could have been done another way What steps did you take to achieve the task Tell me about a time when you felt you had to break a company rule in order to get something done Customer Service How would your supervisor describe your relationship with your peers Describe a customer compliant that you have resolved Describe a day when you were

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - Behavioral Interview Questions
    a high degree of human interaction will benefit from strong verbal skills Here are a couple of questions to determine the strength of a candidate in this area Tell me about a time when you had to explain a challenging concept or idea to a co worker How did you communicate it to them to ensure that they understood Tell me about a time when you were required to speak before a large audience What was the situation how did you feel about doing it and what was the outcome Decisiveness This is an indicator of an individual s ability to make decisions independently and is also an indicator of an individual s self confidence as well as their tolerance for risk Here are a couple of questions to understand a candidate s strength in this area Tell me about a time when you were required to make an important decision without having complete information What was the situation and what was the outcome Describe a situation when you had to make a decision that you didn t feel was your responsibility or authority to make What course of action did you take to make sure you did the right thing Assertiveness This is an indicator of an individual s ability to communicate This will closely relate to leadership ability and is important for any position that requires giving direction to others Here are a couple of questions to gain a better understanding of a candidate s strength in this area Tell me about a time when you had to speak up in order to get your point across Be specific Tell me about a time when you had to sell your manager or co workers on one of your ideas What was the idea and what was the outcome

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Avoid Hiring Wrong Person
    that fools you into thinking he or she is a fit Solution Ask candidates questions that force them to expand on their answers illustrating their thinking skills as well as their attitudes and job competencies Such questions might include If you could design your own job what would it look like What s your favorite part of the work you do now Why do you like that Ask questions like these and instead of practiced responses that tell you virtually nothing you ll get insights into which these people really are Mistake 3 Whitewashing the job If you have a candidate in front of you who seems like a great choice you obviously want that person to accept your job offer Sometimes though you know the job has inherent challenges or downsides and you may be afraid if you talk about these things you will lose a good employee The trouble is if you hire them and they discover the negatives themselves you may well lose them in the first week Solution Be candid about challenges in the job or within the company Watch for candidates who embrace and relish the challenges and who can see beyond the negatives These can become your most valued employees Mistake 4 Ignoring the question of fit Every organization has a culture It comes from a blend of the industry you are in the ages of those who work there the size of the company the number of people the geographic location and many other factors But that culture creates its own work environment and if employees are not comfortable with that environment or do not work well within it they don t fit This person will never be an asset to your company and may in fact leave very quickly Solution Ask questions

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Welcome a New Employee
    on a familiarization tour of the office and introducing him her to the other employees who happen to be around while they walk about not necessarily everyone as this can also be overwhelming Also this would include introducing him her to the CEO and passing the person on to the immediate supervisor Ask your CEO to make time for the new employee In a small organization a five minute call on the CEO the Chief would be a positive experience and would tell the new employee of the value the organization gives to each person In a big organization the Department head would suffice Orient the person on the work to be done The immediate supervisor of this new employee will be the best person to show how the work is to be done how it is connected to the work of others in the department what performance standards are expected of employees in the organization and what procedures are followed in the office for routine tasks such as printing delivery phone calls and others Give the new employee enough information to survive the first day The rest can be learned from the manuals If there is no manual the immediate supervisor can schedule a regular time each day within the first week to continue the orientation A person can only absorb so much at a certain time and the schedule will enable the supervisor to have a sense of how the employee is adjusting to the work and to the office environment Give the person time to absorb the newness of the job and the office Sometimes it can be overwhelming when so many office colleagues talk to a new employee while all he she wants is to get to work Be extra sensitive to the new employee s

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Handle Difficult People in the Office and Workplace
    with this person and see if it really is an issue that must be dealt with Does the person know your hot buttons and weak points Talk with your close colleagues that you trust about the issue and find out if they also have noticed such a behavior in this person Communicate with the person Try to bring your concern to the attention of the person privately at first he she might be doing it unintentionally Be careful not to do this when you are angry frustrated or your emotions aren t in your total control Inform the person about the possible bad results of his actions Let him know that he will bear serious consequences if he continues to misbehave with the costumers does not cooperate with his colleagues misses the deadlines gossips and or offends other colleagues and that his poor actions will have a negative impact on his career the reputation of the office and the overall output of the office Watch your words and body language so as not to make the situation worse People often perceive such consultation as an insult and confrontation Consider the position of the person in the organization and think about how best you can present the issue to him her Create a friendly and calm environment before beginning the discussion and be as friendly positive and patient as possible during the discussion Be very fair in your reasoning and never judge the personality of the person Never bring your past bad experiences or the overall character of the person into the discussion only focus your discussion on the current problem you are having with him and come up with some reasonable solutions Don t get it personal and try to remain patient Focus on your own goals and duties and

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Encourage Employee Loyalty
    appreciate your presence Communication is also important in any good working relationship You can deflate the most enthusiastic employee by conveying the message that he is not worthy of knowing what is happening with the company This does not mean you have to share sensitive data with everyone However by taking the time to let everyone know how sales are going how many units were shipped last month the good news that a new customer will be coming on board and just in general how the company is doing will make all the difference in the world Some companies use the model of a quick fifteen to twenty minute meeting or conference call on Friday afternoons Others like to pull employees together in face to face groups once a month allowing employees to ask upper management questions The methods may vary but the point is that communicating with your employees helps them to feel like a full part of the team and thus loyal to you and their coworkers Acknowledging employee loyalty in several manners also helps to foster continued dedication to the company Make a big deal when someone has been with the company for ten years Let everyone know about the employee who salvaged a client relationship last week Never forget to say thank you and I appreciate what you bring to this company and be specific about the event or skill you are talking about It is relatively easy to say I appreciate you but it sends a much stronger message when you can cite the exact reason for your appreciation When circumstances allow reward people for a job well done Sometimes this may be in the form of a bonus in the payroll envelope At other times throwing a company wide picnic might be the ticket

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  • JobFinder.am | One-Click Career Portal | Jobs & Vacancies in Armenia, Resumes, Employment Tips - How To Improve Employee Productivity
    according to how many parts they assemble how many sales they make how many hours they bill etc This won t work for every industry but if your employees productivity can be easily quantified then you might want to consider switching over to this kind of plan Promote from within When you show employees that you are committed to promoting from within you ll be giving them even more incentive to increase their productivity and improve their overall performance Nobody likes to believe that they are stuck in a dead end job or that their efforts will go unnoticed If your employees can see that their hard work might pay off in the form of a promotion they ll be more inclined to give it their all day in and day out Ensure that your employees have good equipment In many instances employee productivity is limited by the equipment they are forced to use If your plant is filled with 20 year old machinery that constantly needs attention from the maintenance crew or if your office contains slow outdated computers then you re not giving your employees a fair opportunity to be productive Consider profit sharing In order to get employees to care about the direction your company is taking it might be necessary to give them a personal stake in the outcome This can be accomplished by introducing a profit sharing plan in which employees receive a set percentage of any profits realized by the firm The better the company does the more money employees receive above and beyond their base salaries Hand out achievement awards In addition to financial incentives many employees are motivated by the need for social recognition That s why giving achievement awards to outstanding employees are an excellent way to improve productivity Achievement awards

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