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Commonly Asked Questions

28 September 2015 |

Commonly Asked Competency Questions

  • When have you demonstrated analytical skills when tackling a problem?
  • When have you had to pay close attention to detail?
  • How to you organise yourself/manage your time? Do you keep a diary?
  • When have you had to adapt yourself to deal with a broad range of people?
  • Discuss a time when you have given a presentation to a large audience.
  • Discuss a time when you have worked in a team and had to deal with a team member who is not pulling his or her weight.
  • Have you ever had to lead a team? Which challenges did you face and how did you deal with them?
  • When have you had to negotiate?
  • When have you demonstrated commitment in the face of adversity?
  • When have you excelled under pressure?
  • When have you had to think "outside the box"?
  • Have you ever had to demonstrate adaptability to meet expectations?

Commonly Asked Strengths-Based Questions

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Which 3 qualities would you bring to this firm?
  • What motivates you?
  • What do you typically do during weekends?
  • What do you do to relax?
  • What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
  • When have you failed at something?
  • When have you been disappointed about something and how did you react?
  • When have you had to deal with a difficult situation whilst working in a team?
  • What stresses you out?
  • How would your friends describe you?