1. What kind of decisions do you make in your current position?
2. What decisions are easiest for you to make and which ones are the most difficult? Why?
3. What steps are involved in making a decision?
4. What information do you typically need before you make a decision?
5. Give us an example of your ability to make decisions under pressure.
6. Tell us about the worst decision that you've made on the job.
7. Tell us about the best decision that you've made on the job.
There are no perfect decisions. While addressing the question of decisions that are the most difficult for you, don't cite those that are essential to the job you are being interviewed for. For the decisions that you do cite, expand your answer by telling what steps you're taking to improve your decision-making ability.
On your Ability to Plan and Strategise
1. How do you plan your day?
2. What is the importance of planning your work?
3. What are the elements included in strategic planning?
4. How will you ensure that the implementation of a plan is consistent with the objectives of the plan?
5. What are the steps involved in developing goals and objectives?
On your Ability to Solve Problems
1. Provide us with an example of your problem-solving ability.
2. What are the essential elements of effective problem-solving?
3. What are the benefits of collaborative problem-solving?
No one actually expects perfection. Employers are more interested in your ability to cope, to learn from mistakes and to deal with others who are less than perfect. If you can pick an incident that
was minor that has taught you a valuable lesson.
As mentioned earlier, these are the types of questions that may be thrown at you. You should prepare the answers and then rehearse them so that the delivery is smooth and not flawed.
At some point, a prospective employer will want to know when you can join. Often his need is immediate. You'll need, in this instance, to determine when the company needs you and whether
by surrendering some accumulated leave, you can join within a reasonable time. While multinationals require a month's notice, many private and public sector organisations require three months' notice.