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How do these interview answers sound for Panera Bread?

These are questions I found online that they will most likely ask: Why do you want to work at Panera: I love the atmosphere of Panera. I have always had wonderful experiences here and great customer service and would love to be a part of that. Tell about when you were flexible in your job: At my last company I would often help out at other stores that were short staffed when other employees would not because they didn't feel comfortable doing it. Something you did outside your job description: At the other stores I helped out at, I would do visual merchandising and help clean the store since they were usually short staffed and needed the extra help and without being asked to do it. Favorite foods, how and where you enjoy them: Overall I enjoy healthy foods like organic products and all natural ingredients, specifically though I love chicken and pasta because there are unlimited ways to prepare it like different sauces and different types of pasta and even cooking the chicken in different ways. I love to cook at home and create a warm, almost romantic atmosphere. In the summer I often picnic at the river downtown with my favorite meal from Panera: Panini and broccoli cheddar soup. What work accomplishment are you proud of: Overcoming my shyness right out of high school when I first started working and becoming awesome and comfortable at customer service. Difficult customer service situation: A man came in looking for outfits at my last company and didn't speak a lot of English but needed help finding outfits for 3 little girls. He didn't know what they liked or their sizes but definitely didn't want a gift card. It was difficult to break through the language barrier but eventually I found him a ton of things he liked and he spent over $2000. What makes you happy at work: When the customers and staff are happy and everything is running smoothly and on time. Most stressful work environment/how you handled it: At my first job, we didn't have scanners so all pricing and cashiering had to be done manually, wasn't so much stressful but very time consuming and exhausting. It was hard to balance the tasking with customer servicing. Typically since we were a slower store, I would have one or two people just customer service while my other associates would do the cash register and tasking. Most challenging day at work: On a busy Saturday there were only two of us running the store and we were running round like mad women but had a lot of fun and kept the customers happy by joking with them about looking so crazy as we ran around. Ended up not having any upset customers despite the situation. Favorite manager and what you learned from them: My first manager taught me to be confident and break out of my shyness and taught me how to be a leader. She is how I got my first promotion to assistant manager. Why did you leave you last position and apply here: Timing. I am at a point in my life that I would like to start having a career involving something I am really passionate about. I have always enjoyed cooking, food, and customer service and Panera specifically so I decided to take charge and apply. Please let me know how these answers sound and if there is anything you would change or re-word. I really appreciate it! I like to be as prepared as possible before an interview.

Asked By: Special K - 12/10/2012
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Ehh, kinda sounds like you're sucking up to the (potential) bosses, but that's pretty much what you have to do in job interviews.
Answered By: xfilesfan - 12/10/2012
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In answering interview, all you have to do is be positive always. Just be yourself. Be unique and extraordinary.
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Answered By: Cindy - 12/13/2012
 
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