General Meeting (02/25/2015)

Market update

  • Euro zone GDP grew 0.3% in the 4th quarter, above the 0.2% growth expected by economists.
  • The European Commission, the ECB and the IMF approved Greece’s 4 month bailout extension after the country submitted a list of reforms that were in line with expectations
  • U.S stocks soar to new high; Dow was at record
  • Demand for crude oil is growing. Saudi Arabia’s top oil official said, amid new data shows that the world is getting hungry again for petroleum products.
  • Share of Nordstrom rose nearly 5% in the quarter, total sales increased 9% to 3.9 billion
  • Macy’s ended 2014 with less than 1% revenue growth.
  • Target posted its best sales growth in nearly three years which is a sign that shoppers are responding to changes under new Chief Executive.

Interview tips

  • Research the employer: the position you are applying for; know the corporation culture
  • Focus answers on the characteristics required by the employer
  • Use powerful words to describe your competency in those characteristic
  • Be concise- make a point, make it clear, and use precise wording.

Interview Format

  • STAR:
  • Setup: describe the situation, facts and information.
  • Task: what was needed to be done?
  • Action: describe your action.
  • Results: what is the result?
  • Similar format: PARADE: Problem; Anticipated consequence; Role; Action; Decision Making Rationale; End Result

Sample Interview Questions:

  • What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperate with?
  • Give me an example of a situation in which you made your mind too rapidly.
  • How do you determine what constitutes a top priority in scheduling your time?
  • Describe your most difficult school course or work project.
  • How do you deal with conflict.