Investigator Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 30

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

Investigator Interview Questions

  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What qualities should a good Criminal Investigator possess?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about your most challenging criminal investigation.

  5. 5.

    Are you able to work with minimal supervision?

  6. 6.

    How perceptive are you?

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    What would your coworkers say about your attention to detail?

  9. 9.

    For you, what is the most rewarding and motivating part 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.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How will you build rapport with your fellow investigators?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Are you a trustworthy person?

  21. 21.

    Do you consider yourself a leader?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    What makes you a stand-out Criminal Investigator?

  29. 29.

    Why did you choose to become a Criminal Investigator?

  30. 30.

    What are the core responsibilities of a Criminal Investigator?