Top 30 Investigator Interview Questions
What was your most challenging investigation?
A death investigation.
What do you think entails?
My most challenging investigation was working the 9-11 cases. It was very emotional and so many were committing fraud. So you have to be cable of not feeling sorry for them and instead feeling sorry for the ones cheated out of money.
Question 2 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
I take a deep breath and try to face the problem head on remembering strategies points along the way.
Remain calm, think clearly, prioritize what needs to done, make a plan, and move forward.
I handle stressful situations by telling. Myself things could be worse. I am a very positive person and refuse to let things bother me to long.
Question 3 of 30
Tell me about your education/training.
I have a BA degree in psychology and I have experience working with under privilege families; also I have completed a training and 40hours of domestic violence and abuse training.
I have some college, I joined the military and excelled in my career field, I have a degree in life, the military taught me to achieve and reach goals set for myself. It taught me how to deal with diverse cultures.
I graduated paint branch high and then went on to dd academy to get my private investigation license.
Question 4 of 30
What is the most rewarding part of being an Investigator?
Solving the puzzels, putting the pieces together. its not always about having the answers but knowing the right questions to ask. Always learning something new, people are fascinating and each case creates challenges what we think we knnow.
Solving an issue has to be at the top! But the actual work behind it... Turning over every stone... Its like the buildup to a movie.
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Question 5 of 30
What is your weakest characteristic?
Question 6 of 30
What do you think this job entails?
Question 7 of 30
What makes you a good candidate for this job?
Question 8 of 30
Are you a detail oriented person?
Question 9 of 30
Are you good at reading people?
Question 10 of 30
Do you strive for excellence in everything that you do?
Question 11 of 30
How perceptive are you?
Question 12 of 30
Do you withstand the ethical dilemmas associated with this unique type of work?
Question 13 of 30
Are you able to work with minimal supervision?
Question 14 of 30
Are you able to communicate with people from all walks of life?
Question 15 of 30
Are you a trustworthy person?
Question 16 of 30
What skills are essential for this position?
Question 17 of 30
What qualities make you a good investigator?
Question 18 of 30
Tell me a time when you made an error and learned from that experience.
Question 19 of 30
What types of investigation are your favorite?
I don't have a specific favorite. All investigations are treated the sams.
I think that my favorite would be following up and finding that the children are being taking care of and their needs and welfare are been put first.
Question 20 of 30
Why did you choose to become an Investigator?
Question 21 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
Question 22 of 30
What are your career goals as an Investigator?
Question 23 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Question 24 of 30
Tell me about your investigating experience.
Question 25 of 30
Can you describe the essential functions of your job?
Question 26 of 30
How well do you work under pressure?
Question 27 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
Question 28 of 30
What is the most difficult part of being an Investigator?
The long hours and forgetting to eat.
Question 29 of 30
How are your communication skills?
Question 30 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader?
August 18th, 2017
Investigators are responsible for performing surveillance and research for law enforcement agencies, corporations and individual clients. They investigate illegal or fraudulent activities perpetrated against their employer. The job involves going through criminal records, doing online research and making phone calls. As part of their job, investigators may also be required to visit restaurants, hotels, offices or homes to find the information they are seeking.
To find employment as an investigator, you must have a bachelor's degree with at least 4 years experience in investigating or in a related area. Licensure is required in many states. If you wish to work in a specialized field you will need to acquire a degree in that area. A degree in criminal justice or police science may be required for jobs that straddle multiple fields.
Essential attributes for this role include excellent analytical skills, above average communication skills, persistence, patience and decent camera skills. In this role, you must be able to work independently or as part of a team and you must be familiar with local laws, legal procedures and practices.
Expect to have a tough interview for this job. Employers will want to be 100% sure that they are hiring an investigator who is knowledgeable about the law and who can do an efficient job while staying on the right side of the law. To know more about how you would handle conflicting situations, you will be given a hypothetical scenario and asked to explain what you would do. Before you go for your interview, make sure you take some time to think about what you would do in different situations as your employment hinges on you giving the right answer to this question.