Typical Competency Based Questions

  • Tell us about a situation where your communication skills made a difference.
  • Give us an example where your listening skills proved crucial to an outcome.
  • Tell us about a time when you were asked to summarise complex points.
  • Tell us about a time when you had to deal with a conflict within your team.
  • What big decision did you make recently? How did you go about it?
  • How did you reach the decision that you wanted to change job?
  • How do you prioritise day-to-day tasks?
  • What type of responsibilities do you delegate? Give examples of projects where you made best use of delegation.
  • Describe a situation where you had a disagreement or an argument with a superior. How did you handle it?
  • Describe a situation where you were able to influence others on an important issue. What approaches or strategies did you use?
  • Tell us about a situation where you faced reluctance from your team to accept the direction that you were setting.
  • How do you deal with stress?
  • Give us an example of a situation where you worked under pressure.
  • Under what conditions do you work best and worst?
  • Which recent project or situation has caused you the most stress? How did you deal with it?
  • Tell us about an unpopular decision that you made recently? What thought process did you follow before making it? How did your colleagues/clients react and how did you deal with their reaction?
  • Give us an example where you worked in a dysfunctional team. Why was it dysfunctional and how did you attempt to change things?
  • How do you build relationships with other members of your team?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?