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Interview Question Database

Skill Specific

Skill specific questions are asked to determine if you have the knowledge and skills to sufficiently perform the required job. When answering skill specific questions, demonstrate that you are capable and the best fit for the job.

Tell me about a time when you had to explain a complicated or technical idea to someone using simple technology either verbally or in writing.

To assess your ability to take complex information and distill it down to the essential points that are understandable by a general audience.

Answer Tips

Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates this ability.

Tell me about your writing experience. What kind of writing have you done and for which audiences? Do you have any samples to show us?


Answer Tips

Answer Tips

When giving the answer to the first part of this question, show the interviewer that you are able to write in different styles e.g. if you have written research essays, blog posts, press releases etc. You want to show your versatility, that you understand you need to change your writing style depending on your audience and the purpose of the piece. For your writing sample, make sure you give the context. Explain what it is you wrote and why. Offer to leave it with them so they can take more time to read it later. 

Do you learn new software programs quickly? Have you ever taught anyone to use any software programs?

To determine if you are a patient teacher who can explain things simply and clearly.

Answer Tips

Tell me about a recent project you've worked on that required great attention to detail. What strategies did you use to both maintaining focus and keep organized?

They will want to know that if they give you a number of tasks to do, that you will have some kind or organizational strategy that you use that works for you.

Answer Tips

Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your organizational ability as well as your ability to pay attention to detail.