Interview Questions for Project Managers I’ve been laid off five times. Yep. Yes. This is not something I do as a theorist. I have a lot of experience in interviewing. I think it is more than most. All of this and more is in my PM Career Coaching newsletter. You can sign up now to the right. Here are some of my favorite questions for project and management management. I prefer open-ended questions and I expect to hear specific examples of the candidate’s experience.

  • We would love to hear about your experience with managing different projects.
  • How can you manage non-productive members of your team?
  • How can you motivate people who are bored or burned out?
  • What have you learned about failures?
  • Please give me an example of a win/win situation that you have negotiated.
  • Tell me about a difficult decision you had to make.
  • Describe how you managed a diverse team to achieve a common goal.
  • Please describe the most difficult project you have managed, from start to finish.
  • How can you deal with team members who approach you with personal problems?
  • Please give me an example of a stressful situation that you have been in. How did you deal with it?
  • What are your career goals What do you think this job will do for your career goals?
  • Why are you interested?
  • What are your qualifications for this job?

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