Organizational Skills – Interview Questions

Interview Question: When it is your responsibility to organize and plan a project what steps do you take?

Answer Guide: Answer should show preparation and focus when using organizational skills. Applicant should be able to prepare narrowly focused project plans.

Interview Question: How do you accommodate last minute changes that have to be incorporated into your work?

Answer Guide: Candidate should anticipate the possibility that amendments have to be made and plan accordingly. They should also have the skills to integrate new information into a nearly completed project.

Interview Question: How do you prioritize the tasks to be completed in one complete work project?

Answer Guide: Answer should show that applicant knows how to plan ahead, make good decisions, analyze different possibilities, and effectively accomplish the maximum workload.

Interview Question: Illustrate how you prioritize each day’s tasks?

Answer Guide: Applicant should have the necessary skills to recognize the top business priorities.

Interview Question: What do you do when a project is not coming to fruition as expected, because of inefficient planning?

Answer Guide: Applicant should have the ability to problem solve, handle competing priorities, be able to multi-task and have the ability to effectively process and re-organize planning structures to ensure a successful conclusion.

Interview Question: What steps do you take when the work of a colleague threatens the completion of a project?

Answer Guide: Applicant should be able to accommodate and reorganize a schedule. They should be strong enough to sort out, with tact and success, any work deficiencies of a team member and communicate with that co-worker.

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