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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.

Competency was written by and updated on May 4th, 2019. Learn more here.

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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?

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List of 25 Competency Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    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?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    What feedback did you receive from your most recent manager?

  7. 7.

    Why are you the best candidate for this position?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    How do you deal with conflict on your team?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?

  18. 18.

    How has your current job changed over the years?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  22. 22.

    How do you deal with stressful situations in the workplace?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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