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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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    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?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What is so special about being an interpreter?

  4. 4.

    Why are you interested in working with us?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about your interpreter experiences.

  6. 6.

    Do you want to keep learning and developing yourself?

  7. 7.

    What types of clients do you typically work with?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What have you done to prepare for this job?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    When did you decide to become an interpreter and why?

  12. 12.

    What interpreting experience do you have?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    Do you have a passion for this type of work?

  15. 15.

    Is this opportunity a good fit for you?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  18. 18.

    How well can you understand different dialects and accents?

  19. 19.

    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?

  21. 21.

    What languages are you fluent in?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    Did you perform a job shadow or mentorship/internship?

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    How long have you been an interpreter?