woman(Who is Wendy? Wendy – Executive and recent Chief Operating Officer seeking Controller position)

Terry: Why do you want to work here?

Wendy: As I look at what my strengths are and what kinds of environments I do best in, I am targeting industries and organizations that, number one, value sort of a pragmatic approach to controls and compliance.

I have a very strong control background, but I like to approach it in a way that how do you insure you have the right controls in place, but not hinder the organization from achieving its top-line and bottom-line goals.

I like to get involved in change.  You know I consider myself a bit of a change agent.  I thrive where there is a need to implement process and procedures.  I targeted the education field, because I do think it’s a heavy-regulated industry or heavy-regulated operation; high-growth.

I mean I’ve heard that a lot of people are going back to get additional degrees and expand their educational knowledge as they’ve been displaced from their current positions.

It’s an area that long-term, believe it or not, my longer-term goals when I get to “retirement age” is to teach probably in the college arena, so getting myself associated with an educational organization helps me to promote my longer-term goals.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q3. Why do you want to work here? – WENDY  QUICK RATING – C

Good start on what you bring them, but missing why them in particular.

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