Competency Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples focused on how competent you are in your profession.

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Tell me the ways in which you brought value to your most recent position.

"There were several ways I was able to bring value to my most recent company. First, I successfully surpassed each sales goal in my department. Second, I was able to motivate other members of my team and share my sales techniques with them. Third, I introduced two new procedures to the sales manager that helped us eliminate employee idleness between sales calls."

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25 Competency Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Tell me the ways in which you brought value to your most recent position.

  • 2. How do you deal with conflict on your team?

  • 3. Why are you the best candidate for this position?

  • 4. What skills did you learn in your most recent position that will help you in this new role?

  • 5. Give me an example of a challenge you overcame in your last position.

  • 6. What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?

  • 7. How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?

  • 8. Name a few things you were asked to do in your most recent position that you weren't necessarily trained to do. How did you cope?

  • 9. What feedback did you receive from your most recent manager?

  • 10. How did you go about suggesting changes in your most recent company?

  • 11. How has your current job changed over the years?

  • 12. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

  • 13. Give an example of when you used your listening skills to complete a task properly, or solve a problem.

  • 14. Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What skills did you use to achieve this goal?

  • 15. Are you capable of handling disputes in a professional manner? How do you respond to customer complaints?

  • 16. Do you have confidence in your communication skills? What is your communication style?

  • 17. How did you maintain a good relationship with your most recent boss?

  • 18. Tell me about a time when you took a creative approach to solving a problem.

  • 19. When have you taken an unusual risk in the workplace? What was the outcome?

  • 20. In your opinion, why is it important to develop relationships with coworkers?

  • 21. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  • 22. How do you deal with stressful situations in the workplace?

  • 23. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

  • 24. Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?

  • 25. With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?