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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.

Growth Potential

There are multiple reasons why interviewers are interested in your growth potential. For employers, it’s important to hire candidates that are able to perform the job today but can also grow into higher positions and take on greater responsibilities. Employees that stay with an organization for a longer period can add more value to the company over time. This is called the long-term return on their hiring investment. An interviewer will be interested in your self-awareness/emotional intelligence, learning capabilities, flexibility, future vision and proactivity.

Describe a time when you asked for extra responsibility in your previous role.


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What skills do you need to develop to make the next step in your career?


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What potential do you have to grow within our organization and stretch your skills to meet your professional goals?


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How realistic and clear are your career goals?


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How do you use reflection to improve your work performance?


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What skills on the job description do you not yet have? How would you obtain them?


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Can you share an example of a time where you had to stretch beyond your current knowledge, skills or strengths to accomplish a goal.


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What is emotional intelligence? What EQ would you bring to the workplace?


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What is your willingness to learn?


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Can you share a project you completed with a high degree of autonomy?


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Share a time when you had to learn on the fly to complete a time-limited project.


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