CVEducators collected the 20 most frequently asked questions asked in a job interview. Not all questions apply to all jobs out there but it’s a good start knowing what kind of questions interviewers may ask. Get ready, double-check your internet connection, test your camera, close all other apps running on the background, and be ready for some action.
- Get ready for some small talk regarding the current situation in the world.
- Introduce yourself to your colleagues as their new team leader (Or just the simple: Tell us about yourself).
- Show enthusiasm and motivation
- Demonstrate communication skills
- Show your commitment to teamwork
- You have an unfortunate situation in your department that results in many complaints. What are your action steps to resolve the dire situation?
- Show your ability to quickly change communication style in response to complex situations.
- Describe how you can work under pressure.
- What do you think this job entails?
- What makes you the perfect candidate for the job?
- Are you feeling ready for the new role?
- Be direct! Show confidence.
- What is your most significant work achievement so far?
- Name a personal contribution to your service development.
- What is your preferred leadership style?
- What do you dislike the most at work?
- Can you provide examples of where you have led or taken an active role in service development initiatives and where you see your strength in such a capacity?
- How would you present a study’s findings?
- Could you describe a situation in which you had to organize, prioritize, delegate workload, and work independently?
- How would you manage your workload?
Self-Awareness / Self-Development
- What do you think are your strong sides?
- What makes you uncomfortable at work?
- What kind of work environment/work culture do you thrive in?
- What’s your passion besides working?
- Why are you looking to leave your current post?
- Tell us about a paper that you have read and how this paper changed your practice.
- Describe how would you approach a challenging internal situation
- Show that you are flexible and adaptable
- Describe how would you share some good news in the department
- Be enthusiastic and well-motivated in your answer
- Describe what would you do to improve and support your colleagues
- Willingness to share knowledge
Be ready to have some questions for them. Show you have done your homework.
Make sure to repeat with your closing statement how much you enjoyed talking to them and how confident you are.