May 9, 2024
Interview Questions and Answers on Communications Skills and Dealing with Conflict

Interview Questions and Answers on Communication Skills and Dealing with Conflict

Once an employer is satisfied that you can do the job, they will focus their attention on your communication skills.  Specifically they’ll want to know how you’ll interact with colleagues/ senior management /customers, how skilled you are at resolving conflict and how adept you are in the art of negotiation.  By anticipating questions that will be asked, you can prepare examples that show your competency in these areas and prove that you are a great fit for the role.
April 3, 2024
Answering the question, how well do you work under pressure

Interview Question “How well do you work under pressure?

How well do you work under pressure? Why do employers ask this question?In a period of economic instability, efficiency becomes a focal point for management and employees are often expected to take on more responsibility and a greater work load. Greater economic uncertainty means that traditional ways of operating are challenged, new ideas and practices are implemented; all of which creates unpredictability in what was previously a stable work environment.
March 12, 2024
how do you manage conflict

How to answer the interview question – How do you manage conflict?

Most people I coach find this question particularly challenging. They assume that the interviewer is looking for an example of a highly charged situation where there’s a complete breakdown of a relationship. Relax, your examples don’t need to have Hollywood style plots and drama. The key to answering this question well is simply replacing the world conflict with disagreement.  
January 23, 2024
teamwork competency question

How to answer the Teamwork competency question

Why do employers value team work?In a recent survey, teamwork and communication skills ranked amongst the top five qualities sought by employers.  Many companies are now focusing on team building as a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors in the belief that it will positively impact their bottom line.  They recognise that team work brings about synergy - “the sum of the parts being greater than the whole” and if implemented correctly, teambuilding can make a company more productive, increase staff morale and foster innovation. 
January 19, 2024
Public Sector Interview

How to nail Competency-Based Public Sector Interviews

How to nail Competency-Based Public Sector Interviews Embarking on competency-based interviews in the public sector for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re coming from the private sector. Public sector interviews have their unique characteristics, with a significant emphasis on competency questions. In fact, these questions […]