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  • 1.
  • 2. Interviewing:
    an employers perspective
  • 3.
    • What type of Questions to ask
    • 4. What kind of behavior to look for
  • Interviewing
    What type of questions to ask?
    • Motivation Questions
    • 5. Team Work Questions
    • 6. Leadership Questions
    • 7. Interpersonal Skill Questions
    • 8. Management and Supervisory Skill Questions
    • 9. Communication Questions
    • 10. Empowerment Questions
    • 11. Unusual Questions
  • Interviewing
    Motivational Questions
    • Describe the work environment or culture in which you are most productive and happy.
    • 12. What goals, including career goals, have you set for your life?
    How would you define “success” for your career? At the end of your work life, what must have been present for you to feel as if you had a successful career?
    What, in your experience, motivates your best, most successful performance? Can you give us an example of this motivation in action in the workplace?
    What role does your manager or supervisor play in your personal motivation at work?
  • 13. Interviewing
    Team Work Questions
    Give an example of a successful project you were part of. What was your role? Why was the project successful?
    What actions and support, in your experience, make a team function successfully?
    Give me an example of a time when your work group or department worked especially well with another work group or department to accomplish a goal.
  • 14. Interviewing
    Leadership Questions
    Give me an example of a time when you played a leadership role in an event, an activity, a department or work unit, or a project. Describe how you led the efforts. Tell me how people responded to your leadership.
    If I were to ask your reporting staff or your peers to comment about your leadership style, your leadership strengths, and your leadership weaknesses, how would they respond? What would this discussion tell me about you as a leader?
    Tell me about a time when you created agreement and shared purpose from a situation in which all parties originally differed in opinion, approach, and objectives.
    What are the three most important values you demonstrate as a leader? Tell me a story that demonstrates each of these leadership values in practice within your workplace.
  • 15. Interviewing
    Interpersonal Questions
    Tell me about a time when you had to work closely with a coworker whom you disliked or with whom you had trouble working. What did you do to make the relationship work so you could succeed for your company?
    Describe a conflict you were involved in at work. How did you resolve the conflict? What happened next with that coworker or team?
    What are the three most important factors that make you an effective, valued coworker in your current job? What would your supervisor say are the three most important factors?
  • 16.
    • Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    • 17. Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
    Interviewing
    Management Questions
    How long have you worked as a manager?
    Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    Give me an example, from your past work experiences, about a time when you had an underperforming employee reporting to you. How did you address the situation? Did the employee’s performance improve? If not, what did you do next?
    Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
  • 18.
    • Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    • 19. Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
    Interviewing
    Communication Questions
    Describe the work environment or culture and its communication style in which you experience the most success.
    Describe five things about the communication within an organization that must be present for you to work most effectively?
    When you have had a boss, in the past, who fails to adequately communicate with you, how have you handled this?
  • 20.
    • Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    • 21. Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
    Interviewing
    Empowerment Questions
    What factors are crucial within an organization's work environment and must be present for you to work most effectively?
    Tell us about a time when you exhibited empowered behavior in your most recent job.
    How does your current or a former boss encourage or discourage employee empowerment?
  • 22.
    • Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    • 23. Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
    Interviewing
    Unusual Questions
    How many golf balls does it take to fill a 747?
    If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
    If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
    Who do you admire most and why?
  • 24.
    • Describe the exact responsibilities and activities over which you had oversight for these employees.
    • 25. Describe three components of your philosophy of management that demonstrate what you value and add, as an individual, to an organization’s culture and work environment.
    Interviewing
    What Kind of Behavior to look for?
    Bad Behavior: Good Behavior:
    Sweaty palms Confident
    Nervous Relaxed
    Answering a call Good posture
    Over confident Well Dressed
    Talk too much Expect the unexpected
    …. ….
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