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Progressive Insurance
House Counsel Legal Assistant was asked...November 6, 2019

Tell me about a time when you took action. This answer can also be used for similar questions like: a specific role on a team, detail oriented, a question asking about a Complex Project/Analytical perspective there are 3-5 STAR questions in the phone interview and about 6 STAR questions in the in person interview. My suggestion is to tailor 5-7 answers for each question: •Specific Role on the team •Took Action •Detail Oriented •Complex Project/Analytical perspective •prioritize • process improvement idea • confidential information •complex project/problem •stressful situation •fast paced •overwhelming Influence another person •Perform/full potential • Disappointed in your performance •Tough Problem •Wastes time •Superior Customer Service •Biggest Achievement •Negative Feedback. BRING NOTES WITH YOU!! They encourage it! It seriously helped me feel more confident even through I didn't use them. I did not get selected however, I was told in my feed back conversation that I did very well but a person with a more consistent work history got the position and I was put on a silver medal list for that position meaning when there was another opening I would be contacted by the recruiter.

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(S) A project I recently worked on was coming up with a procedure to effectively track all of our litigation cases. Litigation cases, especially medical malpractice cases, are very deadline driven. With the volume of cases in litigation, it was crucial that I implemented a procedure so deadlines were not missed. (T) I made sure to included different metrics that I knew would be crucial to any attorney including case numbers, court dates, hearings, and any necessary/required follow-up documents. (A) I began to compile a list of all litigation cases. Then I began to create color coded spreadsheets, word documents and calendars that included all SOL’s for re-file cases, all court dates, hearings, deadlines, reminders, case numbers, counties, and file owners/attorneys handling the file. I also made short notes on each litigation case to show what the last thing done was, next thing that should be done, or if something is over-due. I also separated files that needed urgent attention, and files that needed reviewed by the file owner. (R) I made all of the tracking available on our server to everyone. I also conducted a meeting that introduced the staff to this new procedure and at the end opened the floor for questions. Everyone thought that it was a great procedure and couldn’t wait to see how it positively affected work flow. It is great because now there is a reliable in-house docketing system. Over the last 6 months file management is much better and it has increased work flow considerably, resulting in quicker resolution of cases. Less


How would you manage international time zones.

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By planning my time around the conversations I knew that i'd be due to have in that day. Less


Questions varied. Most of the questions related to my professional experience, my interests (in the area of law), and what I could bring to the table. I also received technical questions relating to privacy law and international law. There were also questions used to evaluate personality and compatibility with the rest of the company/team. Lots of emphasis on the fact that it's a fast-growing startup company resulting in a higher volume of work.

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Don't be afraid to talk about what you can bring to the table in the short-term and in the long-term. Less


Are you happy to work for personal matters and holdings of the owner? He's developing his house.

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It allows for access to the owner, so I see it as a positive.


Assessment: You prefer to work with with a team rather than independently. (1-5 rating of how true this statement is to you) Phone interview 1: Behavioral/opinion questions with yes/no answers, oftentimes followed by explanation or example. (Should managers pay more attention to high performing employees or low performing employees?; Do you believe in pay for performance?; Would you consider yourself a self-starter? etc.) Phone interview 2: Same style as phone interview 1. Face-to-Face: Traditional interview. (Tell me about yourself; Why Gallup?) Phone interview 3: same as Face-to-face.

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Truthfully. Gallup is unique in the sense that they careless about what a resume says; rather, Gallup places heavy emphasis on who you are. There is no way to 'game' the interview. Just be yourself. Less


How much do you want?

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All of the money

Natural Intelligence

tell me about negative feedback you received


Tell me about yourself (lazy)

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How would you complete a task related to the job (e.g., drafting a patent application, drafting a tech transaction agreement).

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Previous experience relevant to the position and the industry.

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