Job Interview Preparation Questions – 8 Decisiveness and Leadership

Here are some Job Interview preparation questions each followed by useful vocabulary.

Job Interview Preparation Questions and key Vocabulary

TALKING ABOUT DECISIVENESS and LEADERSHIP

With the following job interview preparation questions time your responses. Do also illustrate each of your answers with specific examples.

Do you consider yourself to be thoughtful, analytical or do you generally make up your mind fast? Give an example.
What was the most difficult decision you had to make in the last six months? What was it that made it difficult?
How do you proceed when making an important decision affecting your career?
What was the last significant problem that you were faced with? What action did you take on it?
What specifically do you do to set an example for your employees?
What sort of leader do your people feel you are? Are you pleased with this?
How do you get people who do not want to work together to establish a common approach to a problem?
How would you describe your basic leadership style? Give concrete examples of how you practice this.
Do you feel you work more effectively on a one to one basis or in a group situation?

to make a decision, to come to a decision, to reach a decision, to settle on a plan of action
decisive = resolute = determined on, intent on
an issue = a predicament = a complication, a problem, an impediment, a drawback
an example = a precedent = a paradigm, previous instances, a standard, a pattern, a previous case
thoughtful = considerate = understanding
to confront, to challenge, to oppose, to defy

Your Checklist:

  • Write down examples of situations that you have had to manage
  • Describe your personality at work