INTERVIEW QUESTIONS POSITION TITLE Applicant: ___________________________________ 3. Excellent 2. Good 1. Satisfactory 0. Less than Satisfactory Demonstrates outstanding Demonstrates thorough Demonstrates limited Demonstrates no knowledge knowledge and experience; knowledge and experience, knowledge and experience, and/or articulate and confident with clear organization and and/or minimally adequate organization/communication is presentation. communication. organization and communication. unclear. Search Committee Members: List Search Committee Member: Welcome/Ice-breaker/Brief job preview. Ask if candidate received the formal job description (if not provide them with a copy). Introduce other panel members. Inform the candidate that everyone will be asked the same series of questions and that panel members may jump in at anytime to ask questions for clarification. 1. What made you apply for this position? 2. What special aspects of your work experience have prepared you for this job? 3. Can you describe for me one or two of your most important accomplishments? 4. What are some things that challenge you the most? Why? 5. In your current/ previous job what kind of pressures did you encounter? How did you cope with them? 6. Can you describe a difficult obstacle you have had to overcome? How did you handle it? How do you feel this experience affected your personality or ability? 7. In previous positions, what is your experience in developing and/or using computerized systems to support personnel transaction processing, reporting and monitoring? Can you give us an example? 8. Describe how you determine what constitutes top priorities in the performance of your job. 9. Have you ever led a task force or committee or any group that didn’t report to you, but from whom you had to get work? How did you do it? What were the satisfactions & disappointments? How would you handle the job differently? 10. What was the most significant change made in your organization in the last six months that directly affected you, & how successfully do you think you implemented this change? 11. What would your #1 piece of advice be about how to work most effectively with faculty? 12. Do you have any questions that you would like to ask the panel? Is there anything that we didn’t ask you that you would like to tell us? Search Committee Member: Give a brief description of a day in the life of the Position Title. All: Each member give a brief summary on how you see your position interacting with this position.
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