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Horizon Group Properties
Office Assistant was asked...9 October 2011

How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?

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This question can't be asked on it's own. First the interviewer would ask some other questions about large African animals and a refrigerator. For example, "how would you put a giraffe in the refrigerator?". The answer: open the door, insert giraffe, close door. Then, how would you put an elephant in the refrigerator? Open the door, take out the giraffe, insert elephant, close door. It's important to take the giraffe out. Less

The entire elephant doesn't need to be inside of the refrigerator. It's all about perception. Allow me to demonstrate: Step 1) Cut a hole in the back of the refrigerator. Step 2) Put an elephant behind the refrigerator and have it put its trunk inside the hole. Step 3) Wait until my wife opens the refrigerator and screams "There's an elephant in the refrigerator!" While it's true that the whole elephant is not in the refrigerator, I also learned a little bit in the last 25 years of marriage. I know that if my wife says that there's an elephant in the refrigerator, that it's useless and counterproductive to contradict her on the details. My motto: "Shut up and live long." ;-) Less

Is this a living animal, a chocolate figurine, or a stuffed toy?

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Al-Futtaim Group

what is ur experience

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2 years

customer service

I have experience in light vehicle driver 9 years abu dhabi 5 year's qatar 3 year's iraq 1 year's also I can drive dum truck bus but I have license only light vehicle Less

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Can you handle fast paced work environment with heavy call volume

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Yes I used to the fast pace Atmosphere of a warehouse

yes i can handle


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What are you looking for in a company?

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Would Hyatt take someone who wants to relocate as I wish to leave my country ?

Good working environment, flexibility, equality and diversity

Good working environment flexibility equality and diversity

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What would you consider a good reason to call in and not show up for a day?

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State of Emergency

Any family emergencies

Or if you are sick

New Jersey Courts

what do you bring to the table what skills do you have

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To whom it may concern: First I'd like to thank you for taking the time to review my resume and also give you some background info on myself. I feel I would make proper fit in the position of administrative assistant based on my experience and abilities. Although I am not experienced in QuickBooks, I do know Sage 50 & I feel I can rise to the challenge of learning any program or software required in a minimal amount of time, given the opportunity. As noted on my resume, my competencies and capabilities are strongly in line with those required for the position. For instance, working at Excel security as the service coordinator for the installation dept, I gained knowledge and insights into providing excellent customer service by anticipating client needs. I also became proficient in accounting via Sage/Peachtree to better invoice clients who did not have service contracts with us. I kept a strict record of techinician scheduling, ordering of materials needed for all projects, tracking of the shipments and redirecting those to the appropriate job site for completion. I'm looking forward to further discussing the position and my qualifications with you in more detail soon. I feel confident that I can fulfill the requirements needed for the office assistant position. Thank you again for your time and consideration. Less

I am a valued team player with organizational skills that manages time appropriately. Less

I am detailed oriented, a team player good communication and verbal skills, also a multi tasker Less

Yang Ming

previous experience and style of work

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as a Housekeeping Coordinator/Personal Assistant to Executive Housekeeper Manager. Duties & Responsibilities as a Coordinator:-  Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service.  Coordinate and provide administrative support to all areas of the Housekeeping department.  Work closely with all departments within the Rooms Division, communicating day to day updates and changes.  Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Housekeeping office.  Perform various duties pertaining to departmental scheduling, payroll and purchasing.  Maintain all employee records within the Housekeeping department.  Follow department policies, procedures and service standards.  Follow all safety policies.  Other duties as assigned.  Maintain the security of all room keys and locks to various cabinets and drawers.  Consistently update records of lost and found.  Creates housekeeping room attendant and supervisor worksheets and checklist.  Ensures all guest requests are addressed and provided on a timely manner.  Ensures housekeeping guest amenities and supplies are well stocked Duties & Responsibilities as a P.A:-  Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing.  Screening phone calls, inquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate.  Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority.  Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointment.  Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post, often corresponding on behalf of the manager.  Taking dictation and minutes.  Carrying out background research and presenting findings.  Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations.  Organizing and attending meetings and ensuring the manager is well prepared for meetings.  Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff. Less

I can do above mentioned duty & responsibilities as I already have experienced in office. I am cctv operator of Al khoory atrium hotel dubai, where i am practicing above highlights activities in my daily basis. Less

Sencearity hardwork and panchualty

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I was asked about my biggest strength and my biggest weakness. I was also asked what plan I had to help the Company grow.

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I answered that my biggest strength and weakness was actually the same thing - my emotions. I answered that I was going to help the company grow by working my way up in to human resources and helping find great people to work on an already awesome team. Two and a half years later, I have done so and couldn't imagine working anywhere else. I love what I do every day and come to work singing. My fellow team mates do the same thing. Less

I would say my biggest strength is that that I’m very responsible, patient, hardworking and very organized. One of my weakness is that I tend to overthink sometimes and over plan things that don’t always need to be stressed about. Less

I plan to help the company grow by doing well in my job everyday and possibly spreading the word about this place and everything it has to offer for families. Less

John Muir Health

Where are EKG leads placed (not the exact question, but pretty close)?

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EKG electrodes are placed on the RL, RA, LL, and LA. As well as 6 electrodes on the chest (V1-V6). The RL is used as a ground, but an electrode is still placed on it. Although there are only 10 electrodes, they measure 12 leads. Leads I II & III, aVR aVL & aVF, and then V1-V6. Hope this helps!! Less

Multiple choice.

I am not positive but, I will answer to the best of my knowledge. They have to place those sticky devices with the wires on certain places of your body in order to track heart rate, and other's for possible sleep apnea, and movements of all sorts. I could be wrong and that is why I want more training to go as far as I know I can and will. Less

MedExpress Urgent Care

Describe yourself in 3 words.

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Motivated, enthusiastic, and Ready to learn anything and to give it more then 100% no matter what. Less

Motivated , determined, positive

Organized, outgoing, and resourceful

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