Part of my preparation was practicing questions that I might get during an interview. For my loyal readers who may be looking, or may find themselves looking for employment in the future, I have listed the questions that I prepared for. Some are standard, some a bit more in depth. I knew that if I had answers for these, I would be prepared for just about anything that might come my way.
- Why should I hire you?
- What have you learned in your last job?
- What is your management philosophy?
- What is your human resources philosophy? Can you give examples of how you applied that philosophy in your workplace?
- Give me an example of a mistake that you made, and how you corrected it.
- Give me an example of a project you led from inception to completion.
- Give me an example of how you have adapted to changing circumstances at work.
- Tell me about a vendor negotiation that you have had, and how it turned out.
- Describe your ideal supervisor.
- Describe your ideal employee.
- Tell me about someone that you developed in the profession.
- In what area do you need the most development?
- In what area are you the strongest?
- How have you managed change within your workplace? Examples?
- Describe your personal brand.
Good question. Confidence destroyed, thank you. I learned from that interview, though. First, NEVER answer any interview question with “I like working with people.” It’s a dumb answer. Second, be prepared. I hope some of these questions help you to be prepared when it’s your turn on the other side of the desk.