Investigator Interview Questions

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How perceptive are you?

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List of 30 Investigator Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How perceptive are you?

  2. 2.

    What methods do you deploy in order to properly read people and behavioral indicators?

  3. 3.

    When an investigation suffers a setback, what is your initial reaction?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about your most challenging criminal investigation.

  5. 5.

    As a Criminal Investigator, clear documentation and reporting is critical. How are your written communication skills?

  6. 6.

    How do you react when the outcome of a case is discouraging?

  7. 7.

    What are your long-term career goals as a Criminal Investigator?

  8. 8.

    What are the core responsibilities of a Criminal Investigator?

  9. 9.

    How do you handle the stress and pressure of being a Criminal Investigator?

  10. 10.

    Do you have formal training in interrogations?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education, and how it relates to your career as a Criminal Investigator.

  12. 12.

    For you, what is the most rewarding and motivating part of being a Criminal Investigator?

  13. 13.

    Why did you choose to become a Criminal Investigator?

  14. 14.

    What makes you a stand-out Criminal Investigator?

  15. 15.

    What do you know about our community and the criminal activity present here?

  16. 16.

    In three words, how would you best describe your investigative style?

  17. 17.

    How do you react to an increase in your investigative workload?

  18. 18.

    What do you find to be the most difficult part of being a Criminal Investigator?

  19. 19.

    How will you build rapport with your fellow investigators?

  20. 20.

    What qualities should a good Criminal Investigator possess?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a time when you made a tough ethical decision.

  22. 22.

    What is your weakest characteristic, and what are you doing to improve?

  23. 23.

    Think about a difficult superior or fellow investigator. How did you successfully interact with this person?

  24. 24.

    What is the worst thing a previous supervisor could say about you?

  25. 25.

    What would your coworkers say about your attention to detail?

  26. 26.

    How do you withstand the ethical dilemmas associated with this unique type of work?

  27. 27.

    Are you able to work with minimal supervision?

  28. 28.

    Are you able to communicate with people from all walks of life?

  29. 29.

    Are you a trustworthy person?

  30. 30.

    Do you consider yourself a leader?