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Teamwork

  • Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.
  • Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?
  • Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that?
  • We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
  • Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do?

Ability to Adapt

  • Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it?
  • Describe a time when your team or company was undergoing some change. How did that impact you, and how did you adapt?
  • Tell me about the first job you’ve ever had. What did you do to learn the ropes?
  • Give me an example of a time when you had to think on your feet in order to delicately extricate yourself from a difficult or awkward situation.
  • Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with the situation?

Time Management Skills

  • Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.

  • Describe a long-term project that you managed. How did you keep everything moving along in a timely manner?

  • Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?

  • Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective?

  • Give me an example of a time you managed numerous responsibilities. How did you handle that?

Communication Skills

  • Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
  • Describe a time when you were the resident technical expert. What did you do to make sure everyone was able to understand you?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team.
  • Give me an example of a time when you had to explain something fairly complex to a frustrated client. How did you handle this delicate situation?
  • Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and why you think it was a hit.