Optometrist Interview Questions

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List of 45 Optometrist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  2. 2.

    What do you know about our company?

  3. 3.

    Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.

  4. 4.

    Describe the most difficult scheduling problem you have faced.

  5. 5.

    Why optometry vs. another health field?

  6. 6.

    Why did you choose to apply with us?

  7. 7.

    How are your decision-making skills?

  8. 8.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  9. 9.

    How would you define great patient care?

  10. 10.

    What do you like least about being an Optometrist?

  11. 11.

    Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

  12. 12.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  13. 13.

    Do you manage your time well?

  14. 14.

    Describe any volunteer experience you have had.

  15. 15.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as an Optometrist?

  16. 16.

    What do you think optometry's scope will be in the next 15-20 years?

  17. 17.

    What is your greatest strength?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about your schooling experience.

  19. 19.

    How quickly do you make decisions? Give an example.

  20. 20.

    What impact did you have in your last job?

  21. 21.

    What kind have goals have you set for yourself with this occupation?

  22. 22.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  23. 23.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  24. 24.

    Are you efficient with your time?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  26. 26.

    Do you work well under pressure?

  27. 27.

    If you had to tell a patient bad news how would you go about it?

  28. 28.

    Do you prefer calling a person that schedules an appointment with you a patient or a customer?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever encountered an ethical dilemma as an Optometrist?

  30. 30.

    If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?

  31. 31.

    Why should we hire you?

  32. 32.

    Do you have previous experience as an Optometrist?

  33. 33.

    What makes you passionate about being an Optometrist?

  34. 34.

    Would you describe yourself as an easygoing person?

  35. 35.

    Are you able to communicate instructions clearly to a patient?

  36. 36.

    Are you equipped to answer difficult questions from patients?

  37. 37.

    What do you like best about being an Optometrist?

  38. 38.

    Describe a situation when you were able to strengthen a relationship by communicating effectively. What made your communication effective?

  39. 39.

    What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?

  40. 40.

    Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs that demonstrate your willingness to work hard.

  41. 41.

    In your opinion, how has optometry improved in the last 20 years?

  42. 42.

    Describe a time when you have had to make a difficult decision.

  43. 43.

    What is the difference between a customer and a patient?

  44. 44.

    What is an example of an ethical dilemma in optometry?

  45. 45.

    What are some challenges you were faced with while in school as an undergraduate student?