Job Specific Screening Question Ideas

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Looking for ideas for job-specific screening questions? You’ve come to the right list! Please see questions below separated by category:
 
BACKGROUND
OPEN-ENDED
JOB FIT
ATTITUDE
INTERESTS
SAFETY
 
BACKGROUND
 
  1. Question: Which of the following languages do you know as applicable to the position?
Type: Multiple Choice
Options: English, Spanish, French
 
  1. Question: What talent, skills and abilities will you bring to this position that will make you most successful?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What volunteer work have you done that has prepared you for this position? Why do you feel it was of value?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Do you have a current CPR/First Aid Certification?
Type: Small Text Box
 
  1. Question: Do you have a valid CDL?  
Type: Yes/No Option        
 
  1. Question: Do you own a complete set of tools that will enable you to perform this job?       
Type: Yes/No Option        
 
  1. Question: How many years of experience do you have in this position?    
Type: Small Text Box       
 
  1. Question: With which office software products are you proficient?   
Type: Large Text Box      
 
  1. Question: How advanced are your Word Processing skills?     
Type: Multiple Choice
Options: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
 
  1. Question: Mark all of the Office Software you are able to support:
Type: Multiple Choice
Options: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Other
       
  1. Question: What shifts can you work? (Day, Evening, Swing, Weekends)
Type: Medium Text Box
 
OPEN-ENDED

 
  1. Question: What do you feel is the most difficult part of customer service?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What do you find most challenging in managing and leading teams?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What is the most difficult part of managing the work of others?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What is the most challenging part of resolving conflict between co-workers or departments?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Share a difficult issue you have had to confront with an employee and how you resolved it.
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Describe your level of experience with third party audits and/or governmental agencies.
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Summarize any training or skills that may qualify you as being able to perform job-related functions in the position for which you are applying.
Type: Large Text Box
           
  1. Question: What is the most difficult about training others?
Type: Large Text Box
      
JOB FIT
    
  1. Question: What is the most challenging part about collection?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What machine equipment can you operate?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What is your favorite task as it relates to office administration?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What projects or roles with which you have been involved directly affect this position?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What do you feel is the most difficult part of customer service and sales?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What do you think is the most difficult part of being a driver?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What do you think is the most difficult part of working with engineers?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What is the biggest challenge HR professionals face in building an effective partnership with their line counterparts?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: As your skills and abilities relate to your work experience, what are the areas for improvement?
Type: Large Text Box
 
ATTITUDE
 
  1. Question: If a customer walks up to you seeking assistance and you are busy, what do you do?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: If you have seen a co-worker producing bad work that requires rework, what have you done about it?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Think of a time when you knew a co-worker was taking shortcuts that you knew would impact quality negatively.  What did you do?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: When a manager makes a decision that you think is inappropriate or unfair, what's the best course of action?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: When was the last time you took a risky stand for something you believed was right, maybe challenging your manager in the process?  What was important to you in that situation? Why did you take the position you did?
Type: Large text box
 
  1. Question: Imagine that someone's life depended on the quality of YOUR work. How would this impact the way you do your job?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: Imagine you have been on your feet and working all day, and just before your shift is over you get an additional request that requires extra effort. What do you do?
      Type: Large Text Box
             
  1. Question: Imagine you have been on your feet and working hard all day. The person that you are assisting is rude and impatient, what do you do?
Type: Large Text Box
           
  1. Question: What volunteer work have you done that has prepared you for this position? Why do you feel it was of value?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: You have been alone in the office all week, with few incoming phone calls and no clients showing up in person. Has it been a good week or a bad week? Why?
Type: Large Text Box
 
INTERESTS
 
  1. Question: What is the type of culture and environment in which you work best?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What did you enjoy most about your previous work experience?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What is it about what you actually do that makes you as good as you are.  What does this tell you about your skills, knowledge and talents?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  How would you describe success in your current role?  How do you measure it?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  Which part of your current or most recent role do you enjoy the most?  Why?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  Which part of your current or most recent role are(did) you struggle(ing) with?  What does this tell you about your skills, knowledge, and talent?  What have you done to manage around this?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  Imagine you were in a job where you had the opportunity to do what you do best every day.  How are you spending most of your time?  What results are you generating?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What are your goals in your current role?  What measures and timeliness do you use to monitor your progress?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What really productive partnerships or mentors have you had?  What was it about these relationships that made them work so well for you? What did you contribute to that?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What are your learning goals?  What particular skills do you want to learn?  What specific challenges do you want to experience?  What would you expect of your manager in that regard?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: In those moments when you have felt happiest and most fulfilled in your life…what were you doing?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What parts of your job have you found yourself most drawn to?  What initiatives do you find yourself volunteering for?
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  1. Question:  What parts of your job have been the ones you typically procrastinate on, or which you avoid altogether if you can?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question: What drives you?  How does that show up in your current role?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What are the things that make you crazy in your current job?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What is the unique mark or contribution you are making in your present role?  What lasting imprint will be left when you move on?
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  1. Question:  What is the vision or standard by which you measure the value of your contribution?  In what areas are you fully living that?  Where are you falling short, and why?
Type: Large Text Box
 
SAFETY
 
  1. Question:  Who is responsible for safety at work?
Type: Small Text Box
 
  1. Question: Are all accidents really preventable, in your opinion?
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  1. Question:  What should a manager be responsible for, as it relates to maintaining a safe workplace?  What about the employees?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  When is the last time you noticed a hazard at work?  What did you do about it?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What is the most dangerous aspect of your current job?  How do you manage the risk?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  What's the hardest part about talking to another person about an unsafe behavior they are doing?
Type: Large Text Box
 
  1. Question:  Think of a time in the past when a supervisor has seemed to value production over safety.  What was the situation?  How did you respond?                
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