Personality Traits – Interview Questions

Interview Question: How do you cope when unexpected obstacles hinder your work?

Answer Guide: Job seeker should display a persistent, positive attitude to problem solving and recognize that goals are achievable, even with obstacles. They should know that obstacles are a part of life.

Interview Question: With reference to a recent teamwork project, what went smoothly and in what areas could the work performance have been improved?

Answer Guide: Answer should show an understanding of the commitment necessary to build superior working relationships. Applicant should be able to coordinate the efforts of everyone and handle conflicts or obstacles that may arise.

Interview Question: When has personal audacity improved your work performance?

Answer Guide: Applicant’s answer should show courage, a drive to push forward, and being committed to getting superior results.

Interview Question: At certain times everyone has to work with a person where there is a serious clash of personalities. How do you handle a situation where there is mutual dislike?

Answer Guide: Applicant should have a commitment to the company, understand the benefits of team work, understand how important their role is, and work towards completion of a project, despite personality clashes.

Interview Question: Tell me about a situation where you had an experience that caused you to grow in an unexpected and new direction.

Answer Guide: Applicant should demonstrate the ability to nurture life’s experience and then apply the experience to other situations.

Interview Question: What are your current career objectives and what steps will you take to achieve them?

Answer Guide: Job seeker should have ambition and the sufficient drive to reach personal targets.

Interview Question: What steps do you personally take when work tasks are falling behind schedule.

Answer Guide: Job seeker should demonstrate a positive attitude and the ability to overcome obstacles in a personal and team effort.

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