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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Question 1 of 25

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

This question offers another way for the interviewer to ask about your recent successes and bragging points. The interviewer wants to know which top skills you will highlight if you had to narrow down where you brought the most value.

Perhaps you influenced changes that saved the company money. Maybe you were the top grossing sales person on the floor. Think of your strengths in action! If you are reliable, talk about how consistent your work has been and how you are in constant support of your coworkers. If you have a strong work ethic, share how you accomplished a project in the midst of harsh obstacles.

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25 Competency Interview Questions & Answers

  • 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?