Learning & Development Centre. Career Progressions, Interview Skills, Practice Questions. Interview questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Tell me what’s made you decide to apply for this position What do you know about the work of this department? What do you feel you can bring to this role? Which of your skills (personal or technical) would you most like to improve What has been your greatest achievement to date at Warwick? What do you see the biggest challenge will be for this department in the coming months? 7. Do you have any questions you’d like to ask? Competency questions 1. Tell me about a time when you have had to persuade someone to your way of thinking 2. Can you give me an example of a time when things didn’t go as planned. How did you adapt? 3. Tell me about a time when you have coped particularly well under pressure?. 4. Tell me about a time when you’ve had to use your initiative 5. Tell me about a time when you’ve had to manage conflicting priorities .