To be prepared for an interview it is helpful to have an understanding of the questions you may be asked and to have prepared answers for them.

  1. Which supervisors have you found easiest to work with and which have been most difficult? (This is to judge your adaptability)
  2. What did you like best and least about your previous job? (For checking your administration and managerial skills)
  3. Have you ever had to get a point across to different types of people? Give me an example and tell me what approach did you take? (Finding out about your communication skills)
  4. Describe a work-related problem you had to face recently. What did you do to deal with it? (Decision making skills tested)
  5. Give me an example of a time you did more than what was required in your job. (Seeking initiative)
  6. Give me an example of a time you found it necessary to make an exception to the rules in order to get something done. (How is your integrity?)
  7. What was the best decision you ever made? What were the alternatives? How did you go about making it? (Checking your judgment)
  8. Tell me about a time you had to gain the cooperation of a group over which you had little or no authority. What did you do? How effective were you? (Your Leadership quality)
  9. Have you ever had trouble learning a new method or procedure? How did you deal with that situation? (Investigating your learning ability)
  10. Tell me about a problem you have had that would affect more than one department. How did you try to solve it? (For organizational cooperation)