On-Site Interview Questions Candidate’s Name: _______________________________ Position: _______________________________________

On-Site Interview Questions
Candidate’s Name: _______________________________
Position: _______________________________________
Interviewer: ____________________________________
Interview Date: __________________________________
All committee members will introduce themselves and briefly describe their position and how it
interacts with the position being recruited.
Why do you want this job?
Why are you leaving or have left your job?
What is your greatest strength and how does it make you the best person for this job?
Project Management
How do you manage multiple projects and ensure their execution successfully and timely?
Follow up question if necessary: Please provide an example.
Interpersonal Relations
How do you establish a trusting, working relationship with others?
Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it.
How would you describe your communication style?
Give me an example when you had to present complex information in a simplified manner in
order to explain it to someone.
Customer Service
Describe your philosophy on client/customer service.
Tell me about a time when you were not able to meet the requirements or expectations of your
clients in a timely manner. What was the end result?
Job Knowledge
This position will provide services including (insert different areas pertinent to the position).
Please describe your experience in each of these areas.
This position works with a variety of different people. Please describe for me some of the
different internal and external clients you have worked with and what your comfort level with
them has been.
Describe for me the types of software you have used and the tasks you completed by utilizing
Interpersonal Style
What are the qualities you appreciate most in a supervisor?
How do you handle stress and pressure?
How do you evaluate success?
What are your goals for the future?
Work Performance
Describe a project that you were responsible; what happened and what was the end result?
Share with us some of your greatest work-related accomplishments.
Give an example of how you have worked on a team.
Closing/Next Steps
Why should you be hired for this position?
What questions do you have for us?
At the close of the interview, language such as the following would be appropriate: Once we
complete in-person interviews, the search committee will be meeting and making a
determination. Therefore, I hope to be in touch with you within the next week or two to let
you know one way or the other. If I need anything further from you, I will let you know and
please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.