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Top 10 Design Consultant Interview Questions

Do you have previous experience as a Design Consultant?
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Question 2 of 11
Why do you want to be a consultant?
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To answer this question it might be advisable to link all your professional skills together with your personality traits and say why you think they would all make a good fit within the job description for a senior consultancy position. As you can prove you hold the relevant qualifications and experience over the years you have built up your career but now you wish to be more of a team player and use your expertise to increase the skill pool and brainstorming with others instead of going it alone. Hopefully, your added potential and charismatic personality will set you above the rest and from your passionate replies the interviewer can see you are committed in working for them in a consultant capacity.
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Question 3 of 11
Would you be willing to work overtime to finish a project?
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If you have reached a consultant's stage in your career you would have probably been working for yourself for several years and offering your services to your clients, so it would be certainly in your best interest to maintain a good reputation by working as many hours as it takes to conclude the project successfully, on time and on budget. As the saying goes... 'It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation but only a minute to destroy it' Client's are known to talk and you need recommendations for more work to increase your business so if you have proved to them you have gone beyond the call of duty which involved working long hours and often putting in overtime and they are totally satisfied, they are your best critic and that will be reflected in positive customer feedback who won't hesitate to recommend you to their friends etc. If you are entering into a Company then the same applies, if you want to show how diligent and committed you are; explain your previous experiences.
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Question 4 of 11
What has been your most difficult project so far?
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When you are a consultant at some point in your career, a significant proportion of your job is to manage people’s differing attitudes and behaviors. When the clients seem unhappy or disagree with your design concepts it feels like you have met an impasse. Clients always like to feel important and calling all the shots so if you step in with a listening ear then hopefully this makes them more willing to listen to your next point, which hopefully is a compromise and you can move on to a successful solution. Keep positive with your answer and show the interviewer you were ready to compromise over adversity whether it was an incident in your past or present.
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Tell me about your schooling experience.
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What is the most difficult part of being a Design Consultant?
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What is the most rewarding part of being a Design Consultant?
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What are your career goals as a Design Consultant?
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Tell me about a time when you were unsuccessful.
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Tell me about any success stories you have had.
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Tell me about your experiences in this field.
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Question 1 of 11
Do you have previous experience as a Design Consultant?
Question 2 of 11
Why do you want to be a consultant?
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I enjoy working with the Business groups in solving issues and coming up with ways to help them streamline and improve processes whether its through implementing manual or automative processes.
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I enjoy the aspect of customer service and being able to provide options and information to the customer that they may not have considered.
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I have considerable experience as a consultant; I love working with clients; I feel its a role that is well suited to my career experience, skills set and personality.
Question 3 of 11
Would you be willing to work overtime to finish a project?
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Yes, within pre-established parameters and to mutually agreeable expectation.
Question 4 of 11
What has been your most difficult project so far?
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The redevelopment of the detroit waterfront.. One of my mentor at school told me to give up on the project... My sister told me to get involve with the city of Detroit. But I saw it as a challenge... I took it and run with it.
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Delivering all phases of a large corporate multi level project as clearly mapped out with the clients... Multiple decision making factors posed a challenge with final execution completion so the remaining project tiers were put on hold.
Question 5 of 11
Tell me about your schooling experience.
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The most perfect experience of my live, I was offered the department assistant position even before I started my first day at work. the fact the president of Parsons school of design sent me a personal not and told me that is should be proud of my thesis was amazing.
Question 6 of 11
What is the most difficult part of being a Design Consultant?
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Clarifying those desires with clients within a specified budget and sometimes within a particular time frame so as to get to the best outcome.
Question 7 of 11
What is the most rewarding part of being a Design Consultant?
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To know that the client is satisfy and can not wait to post pictures of his place to his Instagram page/ social network as a sing of being so proud.
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Helping clients see their design dreams come to life.
Question 8 of 11
What are your career goals as a Design Consultant?
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To be recognize as the consultant with the eyes, to one who can see all the details and miss nothing from a to z.
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I'd like to stay informed of new trends and be able to inform customers of these if they are interested. The opportunity to help others create their dream homes would be something I would really enjoy. I'd like to be able to personally connect with customers and intuitively understand their needs and wants.
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To provide the excellent client service - design, sales and aftercare, at the best value, on time, all the time, with the ultimate outcome being the satisfactory fulfilment of the clients design dreams.
Question 9 of 11
Tell me about a time when you were unsuccessful.
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At work but I overcome it.
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Working for john bartlett in NY in the meat pack district as an intern.
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We have had some properties that were difficult to rent, and we have had to transfer the management to a different management company.
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Challenge in completing all three clearly identified and mapped out project deliverables due to political changes that affected a corporate project.
Question 10 of 11
Tell me about any success stories you have had.
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Getting in all the school that I wanted to be in for my master program.
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Over the last few months, I've been given the responsibility of helping with the details of design and also leasing our properties. I've been able to fine-tune our renovations to exceed potential residents' expectations.
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Exceeding expected kpi's in various design related roles including my sales consultant role at John Lewis, plus project contracts with international architect based practices.
Question 11 of 11
Tell me about your experiences in this field.
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Significant design consultant experience in private and corporate sectors locally and internationally, working on architect led spatial and service design projects. Also have extensive retail consultant experience with large UK retailer, and specialist sales and marketing consultancy experience with smaller independent retailers and design studios.

About Design Consultant

July 2nd, 2017

Design consultants are highly creative and skilled professionals who specialize in giving their clients design ideas that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Design consultants may specialize in three niche areas - interior design, graphic design or fashion design. The exact scope of a design consultant's role depends on their field of specialty. Each niche field requires a completely different thought process and skill set.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum educational qualification required for all three fields of specialization. This would be followed by a vocational program in the specific design field. Because of the nature of the job, licensure may be required to work as an interior design consultant. Design consultants must be highly creative and have a strong aesthetic sense. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, time-management and organizational skills are also essential in this role.
At your interview, the interviewing panel may decide to test your skills by giving you a mock situation and asking you to come up with a solution that integrates both form and function. You must also carry along your portfolio with photographs of some of your best works. Be prepared to answer questions about your strengths and weaknesses and why you think you are the best person for the job. Mock Questions has compiled a list of probable interview questions. Check them out and give some thought to how you would answer them. This will help you to be better prepared for the upcoming interview.

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