Habitat for Humanity Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Habitat for Humanity job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why do you want to work in the nonprofit sector when you can earn more money working in a profit driven corporate environment?

Many nonprofit organizations cannot afford to pay the big salaries of profit-driven organizations. The interviewer wants to know that you are going to be okay with potentially earning less than the average person in your field. Talk to the interviewer about the other ways you will find satisfaction in this role.

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31 Habitat for Humanity Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Why do you want to work in the nonprofit sector when you can earn more money working in a profit driven corporate environment?

  • 2. At Habitat for Humanity we want to work with individuals who value volunteerism. Walk me through your volunteer experience.

  • 3. At Habitat for Humanity we aim to hire individuals who can wear many different 'hats' in our organization. What other job functions could you perform?

  • 4. How do you encourage generosity in others; whether that be their ability to contribute financially, or with their time?

  • 5. At Habitat for Humanity we prefer to hire those who have a penchant for sales and fundraising. Have you ever had a fundraising target from a previous nonprofit employer?

  • 6. At Habitat for Humanity we want to hire those who are passionate about our cause. What do you know about our organization and how does our mission fit you?

  • 7. We want to know what you are passionate about. If you could work for any cause, what would you choose?

  • 8. In your opinion, how does social media marketing fit with nonprofit fundraising?

  • 9. Do you know anyone who has worked for Habitat for Humanity before? What kind of feedback have you received on our organization?

  • 10. Do you have experience in recruiting volunteers?

  • 11. In your opinion, what are the greatest needs in our community?

  • 12. Many nonprofits take an apologetic approach when asking for funding. What is your fundraising approach?

  • 13. Do you have experience with writing grant proposals?

  • 14. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  • 15. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.

  • 16. Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.

  • 17. What are your salary expectations?

  • 18. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

  • 19. How often do you take work home with you?

  • 20. How do you prioritize multiple projects when they all seem equally important?

  • 21. Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.

  • 22. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  • 23. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  • 24. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

  • 25. How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

  • 26. When have you used an inventive method to stretch company resources beyond the normal level?

  • 27. When have you shown great integrity at work?

  • 28. On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?

  • 29. Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?

  • 30. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 31. Are you applying for any other jobs?