Interview questions to judge team player skills

Questions to judge team player skills

Questions to judge how candidate is motivational in a team?
What would your colleagues say about your drive? Your boss?
What failing situation have you rescued?
How do you get things done?
Did you finance college?
How did you find your first job?
How would you react to heading a start-up situation?
In describing your leadership style, what is more important – form or content?
Have you ever left a position because the standards set were not high enough?
In your expectations for others, how close do your colleagues come to meeting the mark?
Describe situations in which you have had to “bend” to achieve objectives.
Which is more important – completing a job on time or doing it right?
What are your short-term objectives? Long term?
What do you look for in a job?
Give me the reasons for your last three job changes?
What new goals or objectives have you established recently?
What is the best aspect of your current position? The worst?
What interests you most about the position we are discussing? The least?
What factors would lead you to leave your present position?
What aspects of your previous positions have you disliked?
Do you prefer staff or line work? Why?
Describe a crisis situation when energy was an important consideration?
What kinds of events make you emotional?
How do you react when your boss puts pressure on you?
What are the aggravations of your present position?
Do you enjoy hectic activity?
What are your outside interests – social, community, arts, sports?
What does success mean to you?
What is most important in your life?
Who is a well-known figure (dead or alive) whom you admire? Why?
Did you have a mentor and, if so, how did that individual affect your career? interpersonal skills
In what situations do you mandate and when do you consult?
Describe your management style.
How do you motivate people?
What makes a good leader in business?
What is your leadership style?
Describe several examples of your leadership skill.
Describe an ideal boss.
Describe an ideal subordinate.
What perceptions do employees have of you?
How have you improved subordinates’ performance?
What do you think of your boss?
What do you look for in hiring people?
How would you go about firing people?
To what degree have you developed subordinates who have been promoted to other executive positions?
How have you supported the weaker members of your group?
What techniques have you used to build team spirit?
Do you generally speak to people before they speak to you?
Have you been a spokesperson for your company?
Are you asked to take on special assignments?
Describe special projects or task forces for which you were selected.
How would you describe your impact on your company?
Interview Questions – Administration Related
How do you allocate your time during a typical day?
How do you set priorities?
How do you assign tasks? What controls do you use?
What types of tasks do you feel you cannot delegate?
Do you have a succession program set up?
How have you contributed to change in your organization?
How do you determine if a subordinate is good?
Have you used MBO? What were the results?
Describe how you plan and organize your work.
Do you have many “crises” in your job? Why?
Are you a better planner or implementer?
How do you administer the subjective part of your incentive program?

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