Read the Application Case: The Out of Control Interview (Dessler, Ch. 7). After reading the case, answer the questions below. The text of your case study submissions (not including your reference page) should be at least 1.5 pages long (maximum 3 pages). See Assignment Expectations for more information regarding the required elements for these case studies.
How would you explain the nature of the panel interview Maria had to endure? Specifically, do you think it reflected a well-thought-out interviewing strategy on the part of the firm, or carelessness on the part of the firm’s management? If it was carelessness, what would you do to improve the interview process at Apex Environmental?
Would you take the job offer if you were Maria? If you’re not sure, what additional information would help you make your decision?
The job of applications engineer for which Maria was applying requires: (a) excellent technical skills with respect to mechanical engineering; (b) a commitment to working in the area of pollution control; (c) the ability to deal well and confidently with customers who have engineering problems; (d) a willingness to travel worldwide; and (e) a very intelligent and well-balanced personality. List 10 questions you would ask when interviewing applicants for the job.
Remember to include at least two scholarly and/or business publication resources to support your position. See Assignment Expectations for more information regarding the required elements for these case studies.