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Sample Interview Questions

SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The following sample interview questions include a situation question for each competency

Dependability

  • Tell me about the last time you were late for work (or an appointment)?
  • What happened?
  • How did you handle it?
  • How many times have you been late in the past year?

Reliability

  • Tell me about a time when others depended on you to complete a task or project.
  • How did you establish their confidence?

Commitment

  • Tell me about your work and ethic values. Give me an example of a time when you exceeded expectations.

Flexibility

  • Describe to me a time when you had to deal with a lot of changes to your work. How did this come about?
  • What did you do to handle it?

Communication Skills

  • Tell me about a time when you worked with someone who was difficult to communicate with.
  • How did you handle this?
  • What did you do to handle this?

Technical Skill Set

  • How would you describe your own level of skill with ______? Give me an example of a time when you used this skill.
  • What would you like to understand or learn more about this skill?
  • Tell me about a time when you filed a large amount of documents (or created a spreadsheet, typed a report, answered a busy switchboard, etc.).
  • Walk me through what you actually did. What problems did you encounter?
  • How did you handle them?

Ability to Learn Quickly

  • Tell me about a time when you had to learn a new aspect of your job quickly.
  • How did you learn it?
  • Who else was involved?
  • How long did it take?
  • How did others react to you?

Positive Attitude

  • Describe a situation where your attitude had an effect on your work.
  • How did you know this?
  • How did others react to you?

Teamwork

  • Tell me about a successful team you worked on.
  • What was your role on this team?
  • Why was it successful?

Decision Making/Judgment

  • Describe to me a time when you had to make a difficult job-related decision.
  • How did you go about making this decision?
  • What was the result?

Initiative

  • Tell me about a new idea that you came up with on the job.

Quality Focus

  • Describe to me a time when you were really proud of the quality of work you were doing.
  • Tell me about another time when the work you were doing was not as good as you like to produce.