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1. Why should we accept you over other equally qualified candidates?
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List of Psychologist Interview Questions
  1. Why should we accept you over other equally qualified candidates?
  2. What are your career goals?
  3. What kind of impact would you like to make here?
  4. Are you a detail oriented person?
  5. What is your greatest strength?
  6. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  7. What is your experience with treating eating disorders?
  8. What is your availability in an emergency? If you are not available, what are my alternatives?
  9. What did you like least about your previous position?
  10. Tell me about yourself.
  11. Why did you leave your last job?
  12. What kind of salary do you need?
  13. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor.
  14. Share an experience in which you assisted a patient in planning.
  15. Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
  16. What did you like most about your previous position?
  17. What is the most valuable lesson you've learned on the job?
  18. What is the key to success when communicating with the public?
  19. Do you know anyone who works for us?
  20. Will you work with a child’s school and teachers?
  21. What is your appointment availability? Do you offer afterwork or early morning appointments?
  22. What are your career goals?
  23. What do you know about our facility?
  24. What is your opinion of projective testing?
  25. What would your last boss say about your work performance?
  26. 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.
  27. What is your opinion of objective testing?
  28. What do you like most about being a Psychologist?
  29. Describe some of the research projects you've been involved with.
  30. What other hospitals have you applied to?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Psychologist Information
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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