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30 Interview Questions & Answers

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How does the work in this organization fit your professional mission?
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What is your ideal schedule?
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What is your experience with the target population that you will be working with?
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After reviewing our job description, what do you feel makes you most qualified for this position with us?
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What are your professional qualifications?
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How has your education/work experience prepared you for this position?
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What action steps would you take to remove children from an unsafe home environment?
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Are you able to work well with a team?
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What have been your most difficult type of client thus far?
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What do you hope to accomplish at this company?
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What are your career goals? For the next 5 years? The next 10 years?
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Social work is stressful and difficult at times. How do you handle the pressure?
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How do you plan out your day to ensure that all priorities are met?
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How do you define success in your work and personal life?
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Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume?
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Why do you want this job? Why do you want to work for this organization?
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What have been your most desirable clients in your social work career so far?
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Why are you interested in this agency?
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Do you feel comfortable working with adoptions?
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What kind of supervision do work best with?
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What do you hope to accomplish in your career as a social worker?
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How would you handle visiting a family and coming to the realization that they are neglecting/abusing their children?
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What is your communication style?
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When working with child abuse cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?
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When working with adoption cases, what do you find the most difficult and how do you manage your emotions?
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Have you done this type of work in the past?
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What would you like to learn here?
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What is your greatest strength? How does it help you with your career in social work?
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What would your most recent supervisor say about you?
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Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?
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