It is important to be as prepared as possible for your interview.  With that in mind, please review the list of  potential questions below that could be asked of you:

Questions about your Background and Professional Experience:
  • Why do you feel you fit this particular position?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest strength(s)?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • What is the one area in which you would like to improve your skills?
  • What are three words your colleagues would use to describe you?
  • What are three words your bosses might use to describe you?
  • What are three words your employees might use to describe you?
  • What is the greatest professional challenge you have faced with regard to an assignment? 
  • How did you handle it and what was the result?
  • What is the greatest challenge you ever faced with a colleague or subordinate? 
  • How did you handle it and what was the result?

Questions about your Leadership:
  • What has been your most difficult experience in giving others direction? 
  • What specifically did you do? 
  • What was the outcome?
  • What was your most challenging leadership role?
  • What was your specific role in the group? 
  • What was the result?

Questions about your Decision Making Ability:
  • What is the most important decision you’ve had to make in the last six months? 
  • Did you seek advice? 
  • What did you decide? 
  • Did it work?
  • Give an example of a decision you tend to make rapidly. 
  • Give one where you tend to take more time.
  • Tell me about your “To Do List”. 
  • What is always at the top and what is always at the bottom? 
  • How are new items added to the list?  W
  • Walk me through your priority setting process.
  • Tell me about procrastinating about a decision in the last 6 months.
  • Why did you do it? 
  • What was the outcome?

Questions about your Initiative:
  • What was the most difficult task you’ve had to learn? 
  • What did you do to learn?
  • What was the result?
  • What is a recent responsibility you have taken on? 
  • Why did you assume this responsibility?
  • Describe a situation where you went above and beyond the call of duty. 
  • What happened? 
  • Why did you do it?
  • Give an example of being in a situation where things were not going well and you turned it around. 
  • What did you do? 
  • Why did you do it? 
  • What was the outcome?

Questions about your Motivation:
  • Give an example of when you worked the hardest and felt the greatest sense of achievement. 
  • What did you do? 
  • What happened?
  • Describe a recent frustrating experience. 
  • Why were you frustrated? 
  • What did you do? 
  • What were the results?
  • What is your favorite club or activity? 
  • What specifically makes it your favorite? 
  • What has been your role/how have you progressed?
  • Describe your job search strategy. 
  • What actions have you taken? Results?
  • When did you feel the most significant achievement in a work situation? 
  • What did you do and why was it so rewarding?
  • How do you spend your free time? 
  • What do you like about that activity and why?

Questions about your Tolerance for Stress: 
  • Describe a situation in which you were rejected.  How did you handle the outcome?
  • What has been your greatest obstacle? 
  • How have you dealt with it? 
  • What was the result?
  • Give an example of when your work was criticized. 
  • What was wrong with it and how did you deal with it?
  • Give an example in the past year when you have been opposed in a discussion. 
  • How did you react?
  • What kind of pressure do you feel at work/school?
  • Under what conditions, and in what environment, do you work best? Give specific examples.
  • How often is your schedule upset by unforeseen circumstances?  Give a recent example and how you handled it.

Questions about your Persuasiveness:
  • Describe a relationship where a person started out as an adversary and is now a supporter.
  • Describe your most difficult supervisor.  In this example, how did you handle this supervisor?
  • Give an example of convincing someone to extend a deadline.
  • Elaborate on how you convinced a group to make a change you felt necessary. 
  • What was the change? 
  • How did you convince them? 
  • Why did you feel it was necessary?
  • Questions about your Current Active Status:
  • Why did you leave your last position?
  • Why do you desire to make a career change at this time?
  • What is your salary history for the past year or two? 
  • What is your salary requirement now?
  • What other factors could effect your decision to accept a position with us?
  • Who are your top three professional references?
  • When would you be available to start employment with us if hired?
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