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Customer Experience Specialist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Customer Experience Specialist interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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What's your proudest professional moment as a Customer Experience Specialist?

How to Answer

In asking a question like this, the interviewer not only wants to hear about a great moment in your career. They also want to hear about the skills or qualities you displayed during this moment. This interviewer wants information about your experience and your talent. When you answer, be sure to highlight the factors that made your contribution unique and critical and describe the impact of your work.

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List of 31 Customer Experience Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1.

    What's your proudest professional moment as a Customer Experience Specialist?

      How to Answer

      In asking a question like this, the interviewer not only wants to hear about a great moment in your career. They also want to hear about the skills or qualities you displayed during this moment. This interviewer wants information about your experience and your talent. When you answer, be sure to highlight the factors that made your contribution unique and critical and describe the impact of your work.

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      1st Answer Example

      "The project I am most proud of was a change in our work process that I helped implement. I redesigned our methodology and processes from a template-oriented strategy to a theoretical mathematical strategy. This allowed us greater flexibility and saved us physical space because we didn't have to make space for piles of templates. This benefited customers across the board. Customers knew that if they wanted custom work, they could come to us, and they were thrilled with the results."

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  • Accomplishment

    2.

    Describe a project or idea that was implemented primarily because of your efforts. What was your role? What was the outcome?

      How to Answer

      The role of a Customer Experience Specialist involves management and problem-solving. This question is a great way for you to highlight these skills. Choose a specific example from your past work experience in which you played a critical role in a project or idea. It would be ideal to discuss an idea or project that needed a series of evolutions before it reached its most effective phase. The interviewer knows that processes often have to be perfected through use, so this is a great way to tie in your problem-solving skills. Explain how this project/idea was valuable to the company.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I had been working as the lead hand in a custom design shop, and I noticed a real disconnect between the front office and our department. The details for many job orders were incomplete or vague, or worse, incorrect. Day after day this seemed to be the case. Not for every client, of course, but certain kinds of work were riddled with complications that needed a tremendous amount of communication just to course-correct. The front office had no training or theoretical understanding of what information we needed to begin and complete the orders. I came up with what I called 'quick sheets.' These simple problem-solving maps ensured that each salesman would be able to include the necessary information for each project. When we saw how much time we saved because of the most basic quick sheets, we expanded to more expansive quick sheets. Eventually, when all of the processes were switched over to a new software system, those same quick sheets were used as a model for the salesmen to follow. The results were clear. Turn around times were faster, there were fewer errors, and the customers were happier because they didn't have to answer a series of follow-up questions just to get their order correct."

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  • Ask The Interviewer

    3.

    What do you think will be the most challenging aspect for me as a new employee?

      How to Answer

      This is a good question to ask the interviewer. It may provide you with a sense of what to expect, and it also demonstrates your foresight. Asking the interviewer questions shows that you are engaged and interested in the role.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have some idea of what to expect, given my previous experience, and I have a sense of what will be challenging to me as I settle in, but I was wondering if there is any particular part of the job that might be more difficult for a new employee."

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  • Career Goals

    4.

    What are your career goals?

      How to Answer

      This can be a difficult question to navigate if you have aspirations beyond the role for which you are applying. For this question, you should connect this current desired role to your larger vision. Perhaps you want to move up within the company. Perhaps there are certain skills to be gained here or specific experiences you are hoping to have. However you answer, be clear about your commitment to the role. Explain that, while you may not make a career out of this position, you are not here on a whim either. You intend to contribute. Articulate why this role is important to you and why you are interested in this company in particular.

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  • Common

    5.

    Do you have any questions for me?

      How to Answer

      Be ready for this question. Nearly every interviewer will ask it. You should have a question ready. Make sure the question hasn't been answered already during the interview or easily answered via research. Asking a good question shows your level of engagement and demonstrates your excitement for the job.

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  • Communication

    6.

    How are your communication skills?

      How to Answer

      Having the ability to communicate effectively is important to be a successful Customer Experience Specialist. Show that you are an effective communicator by describing how you communicate with coworkers, team members, and customers daily. This is also your chance to show that you are a team player and that you know how to use communication to problem-solve and create the best customer experience possible.

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  • Compatibility

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    How would you describe your work style?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if you are a good fit for the job. Think about your communication style when you answer this. Answer honestly, but keep in mind the skills necessary for the work of a Customer Experience Specialist and try to tailor your answer to the expectations of the role.

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  • Competency

    8.

    How do you define good customer service?

      How to Answer

      Providing good customer service is key to a good customer experience. This means identifying the customers' needs and confidently answering their questions. Consider what skills are necessary for this. Think about your past experiences and give examples that highlight your abilities, or think about your own experience as a customer. Explain what works for you and why.

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  • Direct

    9.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

      How to Answer

      This is your chance to highlight what you can offer the company if you are given this position. Your interviewer needs to know that you will add value to the team and the company. It is important to highlight the unique qualities that make you stand above other candidates. Highlight your top skills that relate to being a Customer Experience Specialist. Explain why these skills make you great at what you do.

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  • Direct

    10.

    What is your greatest strength and why?

      How to Answer

      This question provides you with an opportunity to show another side of you that your resume doesn't readily capture. This is less about bragging and more about confidence. Describe your secret weapon and explain how it can positively impact your role as a Customer Experience Specialist.

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  • Direct

    11.

    What's the most rewarding aspect about the role of Customer Experience Specialist to you?

      How to Answer

      This is another question that seeks to gauge your compatibility with the role and the company in general. This question should be fairly easy to answer positively. Make sure to emphasize why this company in particular will be crucial to that experience.

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  • Direct

    12.

    What's your least favorite part of the role of a Customer Experience Specialist?

      How to Answer

      As much as you love the work or enjoy the challenge, there are aspects about it that, were it up to you, you'd likely leave alone. The interviewer is looking for compatibility. They don't want to select a person who's going to burn out quickly. If customers are your least favorite aspect of the job, maybe this line of work isn't for you. But maybe there are certain procedures you don't enjoy or situations you find difficult. Talk about those, but keep it positive and focus on how you push through the more unpleasant aspects of the job.

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  • Direct

    13.

    What do you think the most challenging aspect of this job will be for you when you start?

      How to Answer

      Every new job has a learning curve. It's normal to feel nervous or even intimidated by a new role. Think about the demands of the job and the skills it requires. When you answer the question, don't provide an answer that would jeopardize your chances of getting the position. Give an example and offer a strategy to resolve or overcome the challenge.

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  • Direct

    14.

    What is your availability like? Are there any days you can't work?

      How to Answer

      This is a straightforward question. As a Customer Experience Specialist, your shifts are likely to cover most hours of the day and most, if not all, days of the week. Be clear about your availability here. It is better to declare your limitations in the interview than try to change them after the hire. This is about honesty and expectations.

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  • Direct

    15.

    What are is your greatest weakness and what are you doing to improve on it?

      How to Answer

      Many interviewees stumble on this question. Make sure you think about your weaknesses before going into an interview. Be sure to focus on a professional weakness - do not include any personal qualities. The weakness should also be something that does not hinder your ability to do the job. For the second part of the question, explain specific actions you are taking to improve this weakness. Describe how it has helped you grow. Be honest, and don't try to give an insincere answer.

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  • Direct

    16.

    What skills do you think are most critical to this job?

      How to Answer

      Look at the job description. It should explicitly outline the skills that are necessary for this position. Choose two or three skills from that list that you think are most critical, and describe why these skills are so important to the role. Be sure to connect your strengths to these critical skills. Draw on your previous experience as a Customer Experience Specialist or any other means by which you acquired the necessary skills for this job.

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  • Discovery

    17.

    What motivates you to work hard?

      How to Answer

      You should answer this question from a professional and personal perspective. Use your motivating factors to show that you strive to be successful in your career. Go a step further and describe what specific personal goals or factors motivate you to work hard. The interviewer wants to know that you are a driven individual and that you will be effective at your job.

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  • Discovery

    18.

    Tell me a bit about yourself.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is trying to get a sense of you as a person. This sort of question seeks to determine compatibility and discover what may motivate you as well. Be honest, and have fun with the answer, but keep it brief with just an example or two.

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  • Experience

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    Describe your customer service experience.

      How to Answer

      Think back to your past work experience and give the interviewer a detailed description of your customer service responsibilities at each of these positions. The interviewer should have a clear idea of your skillset and the sort of work that you have done beyond what your resume might highlight.

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  • Experience

    20.

    Think of a difficult situation in which you had to make a critical decision on your own. What did the situation involve and how did you respond to it?

      How to Answer

      This is a question about your experience. The interviewer wants to know that you can think creatively in response to situations that don't fit the regular parameters of the job. Tell a story about how you were integral in a situation like this. Describe the situation, but focus on the solution and the results.

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  • Experience

    21.

    What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that competition won't be a deterrence for you but that you can thrive on it. Describe your most competitive work situation in detail. Tell the interviewer how you handled it and what you learned about yourself from it. Answer the question honestly. If a competitive environment is something that you find motivating, then lean into it. Keep your answer positive.

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  • Experience

    22.

    Can you tell me about a time you helped someone beyond what might have been expected of you?

      How to Answer

      Your answer to this question should be workplace-related, though it doesn't have to be if the story connects directly to the kind of work the job of Customer Experience Specialist entails. Maybe you put in extra time for a customer or the boss, or maybe you helped a coworker who needed help.

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  • Job Satisfaction

    23.

    Describe the ideal company you want to work for.

      How to Answer

      Before your interview, think about what an ideal workplace would be for you. Think about the type of environment you want to work in - the company size, company culture, etc. Consider how the company you're applying to compares to this environment. Look at the company culture, its mission statement, outreach programs, growth projections, and any other information you can find. Look for HR or recruiting videos to get more information on the company. When you watch these videos, be sure to make note of the qualities and other notable factors that stand out to you. This is a good way to determine if you are a good match for the company and it is a good match for you. However you answer, be sure to connect your ideals to the company's profile in some way.

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  • Salary

    24.

    What are your salary or hourly expectations?

      How to Answer

      This is always one of the trickier questions because you want the best compensation you can get, but you want to offer a number that isn't too high or too low. Do some research. Figure out what someone in this role can expect to make. It's okay to offer a range and to aim a little high because this can be a negotiation, but don't pitch an unreasonable number. It could turn off the interviewer, and it might demonstrate that you either don't know the industry well enough or you haven't done enough research on the company.

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  • Scenario Based

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    How do you handle conflict with a fellow employee?

      How to Answer

      Conflicts at work are bound to happen. Everyone is busy. Mistakes will be made. Miscommunication happens. Think about the times when you've had an interpersonal conflict with a coworker. The interviewer wants to know that you can work through problems like this. If a team can handle conflict, there is less pressure on the manager to solve the problems between people.

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  • Scenario Based

    26.

    How would you deal with an angry customer while you are busy completing tasks?

      How to Answer

      It is important to show that you can handle a difficult situation professionally and calmly. Customer service is important to the reputation of any company, and you are the avatar of it. It doesn't feel good to be yelled at or feel the brunt of someone else's frustration. Explain how you manage that sort of situation. Describe the techniques you use to defuse the situation and how you maintain perspective in the moment.

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  • Stress

    27.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

      How to Answer

      A Customer Experience Specialist job can be demanding. It can be hectic and emotionally draining. The interviewer is looking for someone who can not only roll with the punches but knows how to stay charged so they can be at their best.

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  • Teamwork

    28.

    Describe a time where you had to receive coaching from a peer or manager.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you are coachable. Think about a time when you needed some coaching. Be careful not to include a situation that might harm your chances for the job. Keep your focus on the solution and your teachability, and keep your tone positive.

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  • Teamwork

    29.

    Are you comfortable working on a team?

      How to Answer

      Even though your role as a Customer Experience Specialist means you're interfacing with customers and clients, at some point, you will have to collaborate in-house to meet the needs of the customer. Think about your previous experience in customer service. When you answer, be clear about your comfort level. Be positive too. If you have an example that illustrates your team-play, feel free to offer it.

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  • Trust

    30.

    Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at work and what did you do about it?

      How to Answer

      Everyone makes mistakes. Even the most experienced, most consummate professionals can find themselves in error. Talk about a time when you made a mistake at work and what you did about it. The interviewer is interested in your adaptability and your willingness to learn and be accountable for your errors. Be honest, but be sure to provide an example that does not harm your chances of getting the job.

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  • Trust

    31.

    Use three words to describe yourself.

      How to Answer

      However you answer, be sure to connect the adjectives you use to describe yourself to the role you are hoping to land. Think about how they might contribute to your role as a Customer Experience Specialist for this company and describe in detail why these attributes make you the ideal candidate.

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