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  • 1. 140 competency based interview questions Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
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  • 5. Communication skills interview questions 1. When you have had a boss, in the past, who fails to adequately communicate with you, how have you handled this? 2. Give me an example when you had to present complex information in a simplified manner in order to explain it to someone? 3. Give me an example when you had to present complex information in a simplified manner in order to explain it to someone? 4. Tell me about a time when you had to be very careful in communicating delicate information. What was the possible risk involved and how did you go about it? 5. What steps do you take to establish a rapport with others? 6. Describe five things about the communication within an organization that must be present for you to work most effectively? 7. Describe a time when you took extra effort to make sure the person with whom you were communicating with had really understood your point. How did you do this? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 2Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 6. Cooperation skills interview questions 1. Give me an example of a situation where you helped your colleague perform a particular task in which you had better knowledge on the subject? 2. Can you tell me about a time when you backed off in a meeting because you felt someone else should speak or have an opportunity? 3. Tell me about a time when you acted as a mediator to help colleagues resolve their differences. 4. How would you show co-workers the importance of co-operation? 5. Give me an example of a time when you tried your best to work with someone, but the problems still remained. What did you learn from that situation? 6. Give an example of a time when you assisted a co-worker to enhance their work skills? 7. Tell me about a time when you had to help a co- worker who had made a bad mistake. What did you do? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 3Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 7. Creativity based interview questions 1. How often do you discuss and work with colleagues to think up new systems and styles of working? 2. Have you ever tried a new way of doing things? Did you succeed? 3. Tell me about one case when you tried to solve a problem with a totally different approach than is normally used. What was the result? 4. Can you tell me about a situation, which you tried to solve a problem with ideas and methods that had not been tried before? 5. Tell me about the most interesting idea that you’ve learned outside of education? 6. What well-established professional practice are you skeptical about? 7. How do you express creativity in your life? What is your art? that has this expression brought to your life? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 4Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 8. Customer focus interview questions 1. Describe a time when you made meeting and exceeding customer requirements a driving force behind your activities and decisions. 2. Share a time when you actively gathered information to measure stakeholder satisfaction. How did you gather the information? How did you use it improve service? 3. Describe specific methods you’ve used to build relationships and gain the trust and respect of key stakeholders. 4. When have you had to deal with an irate customer? What did you do? How did the situation end up? 5. Tell me about a time you have “inherited” a customer. What steps did you take to establish rapport with them? What did you do to gain their trust? 6. How have you handled a situation in the past where your client has changed the brief or “changed the goalposts”? 7. When have you ever gone out on a limb to defend a customer? What happened? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 5Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 9. Cooperation skills interview questions 1. Tell me about a time when you acted as a mediator to help colleagues resolve their differences. 2. How would you show co-workers the importance of co-operation? 3. Give me an example of a time when you tried your best to work with someone, but the problems still remained. What did you learn from that situation? 4. Give an example of a time when you assisted a co- worker to enhance their work skills? 5. Tell me about a time when you had to help a co- worker who had made a bad mistake. What did you do? 6. Give me an example of a situation where you helped your colleague perform a particular task in which you had better knowledge on the subject? 7. Can you tell me about a time when you backed off in a meeting because you felt someone else should speak or have an opportunity 140 competency based interview questions – Page 6Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 10. Conflict management interview questions 1. Describe a time when you had a disagreement with a colleague at work. How did you manage to work it out? 2. Tell me about a time when you had to work through some negativity to get some work done. 3. Describe a time when everyone in the meeting was opposing your ideas. How did you manage to work it out? 4. How would you handle a conflict between you and higher management? 5. Tell me about a situation when you were given job instructions and you were unable to comprehend the instructions. How did you go about completing the task? 6. How do you manage to work with people whom you are not comfortable with? What do you do in such situations? 7. Tell me about a time when you helped to successfully mediate in a conflict? How did you feel? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 7Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 11. Critical thinking interview questions 1. What did you play with as a child? 2. If you could describe Hershey, Godiva and Dove chocolate as people, how would you describe them? 3. What is the chance that at least two people were born on the same day of the week if there are three people in the room? 4. If you walk into a liquor store to count the bottles unsold, but the clerk is screaming at you to leave, what do you do? 5. Are you a good decision maker? 6. Do you always take the process on your own? On what occasions do you recognize that you need other’s help? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 8Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 12. Decision making interview questions 1. Are you firm on your decision? How many times do you regret a decision or you reconsider or change decisions? 2. Describe the most difficult decision that you had taken till date. What made it so difficult? 3. Can you elaborate about the decisions you reach quickly and the ones you take more time? 4. If you come across a situation where you have to choose between a highly experienced candidate and a highly qualified but not so experienced contender for promotion, what would you decide? 5. What do you believe is the best way to take decisions, independently or by seeking guidance? 6. If you come across a situation where you have two or more options to accomplish a goal, and each one as good as the other, which option will you choose? 7. How do you react when you have to make important decisions but have to make them quickly? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 9Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 13. Delegation skills interview questions 1. What tactics do you use to motivate others to complete delegated tasks? Provide examples? 2. Have you ever delegated a project to someone that you probably shouldn’t have? Why did this happen? Were there any repercussions? What was the resolution? 3. Describe for us your biggest delegation mistake. Why did you make it? 4. What do you think are the most common excuses team leaders use to not delegate? 5. Discuss with us the last time your supervisor delegated a project to you. How did you handle it? Were you able to complete the project on time and accurately? 6. Do you feel there are situations where one should never delegate? Why or why not? 7. Has there ever been an instance in your career where you had to delegate something but there was no one else to take on the work? What did you do? What was the outcome? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 10Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 14. Goal setting interview questions 1. What (exactly) do you want to achieve? this year, 3-years goals, 5 – year goals? 2. Who needs to be involved in this goal process in order to accomplish it successfully? 3. Why invest time and energy into this goal? 4. Why would this goal relate to purpose, vision, or organizational values? 5. Who possesses the skills and talent necessary to meet the goal or do we need to train? 6. What are conditions of a goal? 7. What actions need to be taken and detailed tasks done to achieve a successful goal? 8. What is the plan for how often goals should be reviewed against measurement criteria? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 11Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 15. Interpersonal skills interview questions 1. What personal characteristics are necessary for success? 2. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would that be? 3. Who had the most influence on your career? On your life? Why? 4. Tell me about your closest friends – their personalities, interests, occupations. 5. Describe your overall relationship with most bosses you have worked with. 6. Describe your personal style, work style, management style. 7. Who was the best colleague you have worked with and why? Who was the worst? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 12Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 16. Leadership competency based interview questions 1. Explain a situation where you served as a leader during: a competency based project, an organized work project or activity, or a community service project. Explain in detail your role and how individuals responded to your leadership. 2. Explain a situation where you had an opinion that differed from a manager. Were you able to persuade the manager to change his or her opinion? 3. Explain a time when subordinates you supervised disagreed with your directives. How did you handle it? 4. How do you resolve conflict? What specific strategies have you used to be successful? 5. If your managers were asked to rate your leadership skills, how would they reply? What would subordinates say? 6. You decided to reorganize the department or work unit that you lead. Tell me how you proceeded with the reorganization? 7. Have you ever been a member of a successful team? If so, describe the role you played on the team and in its success. 140 competency based interview questions – Page 13Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 17. Listening skills interview questions 1. Are you capable of getting to the bottom of a situation, when some one is incapable of communicating what they really mean? If so how do you achieve this? 2. Relate an occasion when you withheld your own opinion, and tried to obtain the opinion of others, and why was this action important? 3. Describe an incident when you had to listen attentively in order to act quickly enough to meet a deadline. 4. Give an example of a time when you had to ask direct questions to bring out diverse opinions on a central issue. 5. How do you deal with situations when others are finding it hard to communicate effectively with you? 6. What do you do when someone is deliberately giving you vague, dissembling, or even obstructive information, which hinders your ability to complete a task? 7. Describe an incident when you had to listen attentively in order to act quickly enough to meet a deadline? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 14Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 18. Management skills interview questions 1. Examples of strategic thinking in past situations 2. Have you ever challenged, shaken old work methods. 3. What methods have you used to evaluate employee’s job performance? 4. What experience do you have in setting budgets? 5. What systems have you developed and implemented to improve operating efficiency in your department? 6. Tell me about a tough decision you had to make recently at work , how did you go about making the decision? 7. How do you make your decisions in general? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 15Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 19. Motivation skills interview questions 1. Describe the work environment or culture in which you are most productive and happy. 2. Imagine that you have received a coveted national award five years from now. Why did you receive the award, what is the award, and what are the circumstances under which you are receiving the award? 3. What goals, including career goals, have you set for your life? 4. 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? 5. Describe a work situation in which you can demonstrate that you encouraged the motivation of another person. 6. Observing your coworkers, in your current or a past job, describe what motivated their best performance. 7. You are assigned to participate on a team that has several members who are not motivated to work hard and contribute. How have you in the past, or would you, if you were to experience it, approach this motivation situation? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 16 Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 20. Negotiation Skills interview questions 1. When was the last occasion that you were given an assignment to develop your mediating skills, and what was the conclusion? 2. What skills do use when you need to influence the way other people think? 3. When your credibility is compromised, what steps do you take to rectify the situation? 4. Do you need to make your attitude more positive when marketing yourself and your ideas to others? 5. When was the last occasion that you had to use your negotiating skills to bring about a resolution that was in everyone’s best interest? 6. Do you need to make your attitude more positive when marketing yourself and your ideas to others? 7. When your credibility is compromised, what steps do you take to rectify the situation? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 17Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 21. Organizational skills interview questions 1. Illustrate how you prioritize each day’s tasks? 2. What do you do when a project is not coming to fruition as expected, because of inefficient planning? 3. What steps do you take when the work of a colleague threatens the completion of a project? 4. Tell me about a time when you managed a complicated project. 5. Tell me about a time when you worked under a tight deadline. 6. Tell me about a time when you had to multitask. 7. Tell me about a time when you took on more than you could handle. 140 competency based interview questions – Page 18Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 22. Problem solving interview questions 1. What are the frequent problems you have been facing in your current job which you would like to get rid of, but have not solved it yet? 2. Illustrate an experience when you had to put your fact finding ability to solve a problem. How did you scrutinize them and reached a resolution? 3. What types of problems are you called upon to solve in your current position? 4. Describe a situation where you had to adapt and manage change but were having problems. What did you do? 5. How did you handle your most challenging experience in your previous job? 6. Describe the problem and the way you collect info and establish a problem solving model. 7. How do you build a troubleshooting process? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 19Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 23. Teamwork competency based interview questions 1. What are the characteristics of a successful team? 2. Have you ever had a role in a team project where your role was not clearly defined? How do you handle this? 3. When your team encounters a problem, such as irritation with another co-worker, how do you reach a good resolution? 4. Give an example of a successful project you were part of. What was your role? Why was the project successful? 5. Describe a situation in which you had to arrive at a compromise or help others to compromise. What was your role? What steps did you take? What was the end result? 6. Describe a team experience you found disappointing. What would you have done to prevent this? 7. Tell us about an unsuccessful team of which you were a member. What, if anything, could you have done differently? 140 competency based interview questions – Page 20Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
  • 24. Time management interview questions 1. How many hours do you normally work? 2. How do you handle stress and pressure? 3. Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it. - 4. Tell me about the last time you failed to complete a project on time. 5. What do you do when you have multiple priorities? Tell me about your typical day. 6. Your supervisor left you an assignment, then left for a week. You can’t reach him/her and you don’t fully understand the assignment. What would you do? 7. How do you organize and plan for major projects? 140 competency based interview questions free pdf download– Page 21Useful materials: • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-145-interview-questions-and-answers • interviewquestions360.com/free-ebook-top-18-secrets-to-win-every-job-interviews
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