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Language Interpreter Interview Questions

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Do you want to keep learning and developing yourself?

Language Interpreter Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Do you want to keep learning and developing yourself?

  2. 2.

    What have you done to prepare for this job?

  3. 3.

    What is so special about being an interpreter?

  4. 4.

    Have you taken classes/workshops to expand your education and skills that will help as an interpreter?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about your interpreter experiences.

  6. 6.

    What types of clients do you typically work with?

  7. 7.

    When did you decide to become an interpreter and why?

  8. 8.

    Do you feel you have what it takes to perform the role as an interpreter successfully?

  9. 9.

    Is this opportunity a good fit for you?

  10. 10.

    Do you see yourself staying in this kind of work for a long time?

  11. 11.

    Do you have a passion for this type of work?

  12. 12.

    What interpreting experience do you have?

  13. 13.

    Why are you interested in working with us?

  14. 14.

    Where have you gained the experience necessary to perform the job as an interpreter?

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    What do you do if you didn't hear exactly what a person said but you get the general "gist"?

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    When you are interpreting, do you try to establish a relationship with the person or do you try to keep the relationship formal and more detached?

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    How do you handle stressful situations?

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    How well can you understand different dialects and accents?

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    What would you do if you were interpreting and a person used gestures which are not understood in the culture of the other person?

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    What can you do for us that other candidates can't?

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    What languages are you fluent in?

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    What kinds of people do you have the most difficulty working with?

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    Did you perform a job shadow or mentorship/internship?

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    How long have you been an interpreter?