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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interview Questions

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What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

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Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your previous boss.

  3. 3.

    What is your greatest strength?

  4. 4.

    Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

  5. 5.

    By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.

  6. 6.

    What is your biggest weakness?

  7. 7.

    What excites you the most about a career as an alcohol and drug counselor?

  8. 8.

    Why should we hire you?

  9. 9.

    Describe your counseling style.

  10. 10.

    Who is your mentor?

  11. 11.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?

  12. 12.

    How do you handle your emotions at work?

  13. 13.

    What are your salary expectations?

  14. 14.

    Why do you want a career as an alcohol and drug counselor?

  15. 15.

    What was your biggest disappointment as an alcohol and drug counselor?

  16. 16.

    How do you evaluate success?

  17. 17.

    How do you manage a large work load?

  18. 18.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  19. 19.

    What have your achievements been to date?

  20. 20.

    How well do you work with people?

  21. 21.

    Do you consider yourself a leader?

  22. 22.

    What decisions are easiest for you to make?

  23. 23.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  24. 24.

    What is the most difficult decision you've made.

  25. 25.

    How do you manage confrontations with patients?

  26. 26.

    How would your co-workers describe you?

  27. 27.

    How would your boss describe you?

  28. 28.

    How do you monitor the treatment of your patients?

  29. 29.

    How do you handle a patient that has relapsed?

  30. 30.

    How do you incorporate behavior therapy in your treatment?