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Top 30 Psychologist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Why should we accept you over other equally qualified candidates?
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Question 2 of 30
What are your career goals?
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This question is being asked to gain insight into your self-awareness and communication skills. Have a short term and long term goal in mind. Make all goals relevant to your career field. Be confident in your answers as they are your goals and no one else's.

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"My short-term goal is to find a position that will put me in a forward-moving company with solid performance and future projections. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. My plan is to move into a position of responsibility where I can lead a team."
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Question 3 of 30
What kind of impact would you like to make here?
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This is a great question to turn the tables on the interviewer. Tell the interviewer that you'd like to tackle any projects they need someone to take the lead on if there is an inspection or accreditation coming up you want to be a part of it. This is your chance to ask the interviewer what they currently have in the queue to accomplish. This will give you an idea of what else the job entails.
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Question 4 of 30
Are you a detail oriented person?
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As a Psychologist, attention to detail is needed from charting to counseling patients. Explain your skills and use examples. Tell the interviewer about your patience, determination and proactive attitude.

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"I am a detail oriented person. My attention to detail shows in my SOAP notes."
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Question 5 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
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This is the most common interview question so don’t let this question surprise you, take the time to think about what you want to say. Read the job description and try to identify traits that the employer wants in their new hire. Have an example ready to back up your strength. If you are struggling to find your strength, ask a trusted friend or colleague what they think are your greatest strengths or go back to previous performance reviews and read over the positive feedback.

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"My greatest strength is my ability to keep calm in stressful situations. Many times my patients come to me anxious and upset but I have a way of bringing them down and making our sessions beneficial."
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Question 6 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 7 of 30
What is your experience with treating eating disorders?
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Question 8 of 30
What is your availability in an emergency? If you are not available, what are my alternatives?
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Question 9 of 30
What did you like least about your previous position?
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Question 10 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 11 of 30
Why did you leave your last job?
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Question 12 of 30
What kind of salary do you need?
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Question 13 of 30
Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor.
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Question 14 of 30
Share an experience in which you assisted a patient in planning.
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Question 15 of 30
Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
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Question 16 of 30
What did you like most about your previous position?
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Question 17 of 30
What is the most valuable lesson you've learned on the job?
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Question 18 of 30
What is the key to success when communicating with the public?
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Question 19 of 30
Do you know anyone who works for us?
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Question 20 of 30
Will you work with a child’s school and teachers?
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Question 21 of 30
What is your appointment availability? Do you offer afterwork or early morning appointments?
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Question 22 of 30
What are your career goals?
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Question 23 of 30
What do you know about our facility?
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Question 24 of 30
What is your opinion of projective testing?
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Question 25 of 30
What would your last boss say about your work performance?
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Question 26 of 30
In communicating, people's gestures or verbal cues can give us information. Give me an example of how your interpretation of verbal or non-verbal behavior has helped you.
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Question 27 of 30
What is your opinion of objective testing?
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Question 28 of 30
What do you like most about being a Psychologist?
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Question 29 of 30
Describe some of the research projects you've been involved with.
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Question 30 of 30
What other hospitals have you applied to?
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About Psychologist

March 20th, 2017

As a Psychologist you help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. You help a wide variety of people and can treat many kinds of problems. Some people may talk to you because they have felt depressed, angry or anxious for a long time. As a Psychologist you may also treat chronic conditions that are interfering with your patients lives or physical health. Short-term problems are common issues your patients want help navigating, such as feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving the death of a family member. As a psychologists, you help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses and break past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals.


As a Psychologist you utilize your interpersonal, observational and thinking skills. After attending graduate school and receiving supervised training you become licensed by your state to provide a number of services, including evaluations and psychotherapy.

You skills and work experience will be laid out on your resume for the interviewer. Practice and be ready for a number of psychological questions hat will be asked during your interview. Because you have been trained to detect the body language that signals when a person is lying or is nervous you'll need to answer honestly and to the best of you ability.

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