RECRUITMENT AND STAFFING AGENCY MBH

Cheat sheet for recruiters

- SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FOR INTERVIEW BASED INTERVIEW -

initiative

1. Can you give an example of one of your recent ideas

  • How did it arise?
  • What was your specific part?
  • What are the parameters you have used for its development?
  • What were the obstacles?
  • What was the result?

2. Tell me about a situation where you took new steps, on your own initiative, to improve the outcome of your work?

  • Did you manage to do it?
  • Would you do anything different now?

Think and act strategically

1. Did you have an opportunity to work with people from other functions?

  • What kind of you collaboration in this case performed?
  • How do were compared the objectives of your department with other departments / divisions?

2. How did you influence (if there was a possibility) financial decision-making within or outside of your department?

3. Can you give me an example when you solved a problem in a creative way

  •   What was the problem?
  •   How did the idea arise?
  •   Who was involved? What was your role?
  •   Why was problem difficult to solve?
  •   How did you come to solution of the problem?
  •   What alternative options to solve this problem you considered?

Decision making

1. How often do you have to make decisions at work? What kind of solutions do you usually take?                            

2.Tell me about your recent business decision that you have made

  • Can you describe situation? Why was it difficult?                                                                
  • What was your responsibility?                                                   
  • Did you have enough information to solve the problem?
  • How did you use information you had?             
  • When was your deadline to make a final decision?                                                         
  • What kind of factors you considered and why?                                                        
  • What were the possible risks involved?                                                                
  • Where you sure you made the right decision? Why?
  • What was the result?                                                                                                  
  • What kind of feedback you have received after taking this decision?
  • What would you have done differently in making this decision?

3. Tell me about a situation when you were under the strong pressure of time when making quick decisions

4. Tell me about a situation where you had to make a difficult decision

  • Can you describe situation? Why was it difficult?                                      
  • Did you have time limits?
  • What was your responsibility?                                                   
  • Did you have enough information to solve the problem?
  • How did you use information you had?                                           
  • When was your deadline to make a final decision?                                                         
  • What kind of factors you considered and why?                                                           
  • What were the possible risks involved?
  • Where you sure you made the right decision? Why?
  • What was the result?                                                                                                  
  • What kind of feedback you have received after taking this decision?
  • What would you have done differently in making this decision?

result oriented

1. Did you have an opportunity to organize the work of others?

  • Why did you start this process?
  • How do you monitor the implementation of the work process?

2. How do you prioritize your work / work of others?

3. Tell me about a successful project / event that you organized

  •   Describe the situation
  •   What was your role?
  •   Who else was involved? What they played a role?
  •   How was distributed work / responsibilities?
  •   What were the set goals? What are the priorities?
  •   How are decisions made?
  •   How do you manage your time?
  •   What are the steps?
  •   What resources are available?
  •   What problems or difficulties you have faced? What did you take to overcome these difficulties? What difficulties did you expect?
  •   What criteria do you evaluate the impact of the project?
  •   What was the result?

4. Tell us about the project, you have not finished in time

  •   Explain your direct participation in the project
  •   Why the project "delayed" / have difficulties?
  •   What did you do to improve the situation?
  •   What was the result?

5. What was the most complicated task you have received recently? 

  • What was the problem with the task?                                             
  • What did you do in order to solve it?                                                                 
  • What was the result?                                                                                                   

6. Can you explain the situation when you had to deal with multi-tasking

  • Why there was a need to deal to do several tasks simultaineously?   
  • What kind of problems arose?                                                                       
  • How did you deal with them?                                                                  
  • What was the result?                                                                                       

Flexibility (change management)

1. Tell me about a situation in which you participated, when it was necessary to change the course of action in connection with the new information you received?

  • Describe the situation
  • What contributed to amend course of action?
  • What actions have you taken?
  • How quickly did you take these actions?

What was the result?

2. Give an example of when you have found a new and better way to implement any action?

  •   How did you get the idea?
  •   Why do you find that your idea is better?
  •   What was the risk?
  •   Who you were to convince?
  •   How great was the resistance?
  •   What are the arguments you brought? Why?
  •   What you have made for the development of this idea?
  •   What was the result?

Motivate and develop people

1. Did you have an opportunity to motivate others?

2. How do you set the parameters of success and ensure their achievement of other employees?

3. How do you motivate people to achieve optimal performance of their activities?

4. Tell me about a situation where you have been hard to motivate one of the staff

  • What did you do?                     
  • How did you do?                                                                                                   
  • How successful was your attempt?                                                                 
  • What would you do differently?                                               

5. How do you assess the activities of your staff?

6. What is the approach you have chosen to represent the feedback to employees on the results of their work?

7. How do you behave with subordinates who do not achieve certain results?

8. How do you solve the mistakes made by other members of staff?

Team work

1. Tell me about a situation in which you have participated as a member of a successful team.

  • What happened as a result?
  • What role did you play in the team?
  • Why did you perform this role?
  • What are the skills you used in your work?
  • What difficulties did you have?
  • How did you overcome them?

2. Tell me about a situation where you had difficulties to develop a working relationship with any of the employees

  • Describe the situation. What were the difficulties?
  • What have done to try to overcome them?
  • Why did you applie this approach?
  • What other approaches were possible?
  • What was the result?
  • What lesson have you learned from this situation?

3. With what kind of people you build relationships easily?

4. What kind of people annoy you?

5. Please describe your communication style?

6. Provide a specific example, when a person found a way out of the dispute, which has arisen between the two officers.

7. Tell us about the most constructive suggestions that you ever made.

8. What are you doing to improve your communication skills?

9. Assess your ability to listen on a 10-point scale. Tell me, how would your subordinates assess your ability to listen to the 10-point scale?

cooperation with other people

1. Did you have the possibility (formal and informal) to speak in front of other people (give a speech)?

  • How did you prepare for your speech / speech?
  • How was your presentation?
  • How much you are satisfied with your performance?
  • What kind of feedback have you received?

2. What have attributed to its key strengths / advantages when communicating with other people?

  • Give an example that demonstrates these skills / benefits
  • What, in your opinion, it is the most difficult in communication?

3. Tell us about a situation where you had to change the style of communication to adapt to different audiences?

  • What are the audiences you have to communicate in this case?

4. Give an example when you created the document that has been incorrectly interpreted / understood.

  • Why did this happen?
  • What was the consequences (if any)?
  • How did you improve the situation?
  • What lesson have you learned from this situation?

5. Can you give an example of when you tried to convince another person / other people in your point of view?

  • Describe the situation
  • Why they didn't want to take your position?
  • What did you do to persuade them?
  • How are they opposed to your opinion?
  • What did you do to overcome the resistance?
  • How did you realize that your belief has been effective?
  • What are the different approaches you could use?

6. Can you give an example of a situation where you were doing a formal presentation to influence people's opinions

  • Describe the situation
  • What were the objectives?
  • How did you prepare for a presentation?
  • What was the most significant objection / opposition in this case?
  • How did you cope with this objection?
  • What was the result?

responsibility for personal development

 

1. When you started to work as what was your main goal?

  • What are they now?
  • How have they changed?
  • What did you do to achieve these goals?
  • How do you measure progress?
  • On how close you are to achieve the goals?
  • What do you need to do in order to be sure of achieving the objectives?

2. Tell us about the skills / abilities that you have tried to develop over the past few years

  • Why did you choose these skills / abilities?
  • What did you take to develop them?
  • How were you successful in their development?

3. Can you give an example, when you actively sought feedback on any of your actions

  •   Describe the situation
  •   Why did you ask for feedback?
  •   How did you ask about the borate connection?
  •   What was the feedback?
  •   Has it been open and honest?
  •   Was it useful?
  •   What did you do in response to receiving feedback?

4. How do you balance your work and "non-working" life?                                    

Planning and Self-Organization

1. Tell us about your normal work schedule.

2. Give an example of when due to any unexpected factors you had to reschedule  entire working day.

3. Tell us about the methods and tools, which help you to plan.

4. Tell us about your plans for the current / next month of work (or outside it).

Stress resistance

1. What can deduce you from the balanced state? Give an example of your last stress at work

2. How do you get back to a stable state? Why does it help you?

3. Why do you think people smoke or drink alcohol, being in a stressful situation?

4. What would you do if you see that your loved one are in emotional stress?

5. Have you experienced stress today in the assessment?

Leadership

1. Do you consider yourself a leader? Why? Give me an example?

2. At the expense which qualities you are striving for a leadership position?

3. What qualities do you need to develop to become a leader?

4. Give an example from your career, when you were in a leadership role?

5. What do you do in order to fulfill the role of a leader?

responsibility

1. What do you mean, the term "managerial responsibility"?

2. Give a specific example from your life when you were responsible for your governance solution

3. Give an example from your life when you were carrying management responsibility for the misconduct of their subordinates?

4. Provide a specific example of your life, when you find it hard and difficult given managerial decision-making

5. Tell what personal qualities help to make effective management decisions and be in the future for this personal responsibility? What qualities of these, are peculiar to you personally, and which are not?

Client oriented

1. What do you mean by the term "high-quality work with a client?" Give an example of high-quality work with a client of your employees.

2. Tell us a concrete example of how you are preparing for an important

meetings. What do you do in order to communicate clearly communicate their ideas to companions / clients?

3. What kind of case do you think have the greatest impact at his companion / customer? Give an example of a situation where "no arguments worked "? What did you do? How situation ended?

Communication skills

1. Did you have to defend your ideas to management, colleagues? How do you do it? Give an example

2. Have you ever encountered a misunderstanding of the situation by

colleagues leadership. Give an example. What in your opinion was the reason

that you misunderstood? How do you act? The situation was resolved?

3. Who would you say is a "difficult" person to work with? Give an example

  •   What has been particularly difficult for you?
  •   What was your goal, the goal your interlocutor?
  •   How did you realize that he has such interests?
  •   How it ended?

4. In what situations of communication you feel insecure, experience discomfort?

Influence others

1. Give some examples where you expected problems and were able to influence the new direction. What was the result?

2. Describe a time when you need to make several attempts and try different approaches in order to get buy-in to the idea.

3. Tell me about one of your most successful attempt to persuade others to your point of view.

4. Sometimes we think that we have the best solution to the problem, but we cannot convince others in value. Give me the example when you have not been able to convince others of the merits of your idea.