PNP Job Interview – Open Ended Questions

More Examples of Open Ended Questions

Ask a friend to role play these job interview questions with you:

  • Tell me about a time when you were uncomfortable about a situation and how you asked for help.
  • Tell me about a situation where you had to overcome or manage an obstacle to accomplish your objectives. Teamwork, resourcefulness.
  • Give me an example of a situation where you found a new or improved way of doing something significant.
  • Tell me about a time that you demonstrated initiative?
  • Describe a situation when you have motivated yourself to complete a PNP job assignment or task that you did not want to do?  Positive, how your attitude changes, how you use that skill for other similar circumstances.
  • Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?  Nothing negative, no slang, no judgment.
  • Think about a complex case or patient that you have been assigned. What approach did you take to solve it?
  • Can you tell me about an occasion where you needed to work with a group to get a job done? What were the challenges and difficulties and how did you face these? Teamwork.
  • Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently from you. How did you get the job done? Would you work with that person again if given the choice? Openness, embrace diversity.
  • Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.  Humility but not self-deprecating, include others, caring for others.
  • Tell me about a situation when you had to learn something new in a short time. How did you proceed?
  • Can you tell me about a complex problem that you solved? Describe the process you utilized.
  • Give me an example of a time when you had to make a split second decision.
  • Give me an example of a bad decision that you made and what you learned from that mistake? Do not make the question about your abilities, but about your problem solving skills.
  • Tell me about a time when you tried to accomplish something and failed. What did you learn from that failure?
  • Tell me about a time when you missed an obvious solution to a problem. What did you learn from that mistake?
  • Tell me about a challenge that you successfully met.
  • Describe a situation when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
  • Please tell me about one or two unpopular decisions you have made. What were the positive and negative outcomes of those decisions?
  • Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
  • Summarize a situation where you successfully persuaded others to do something or to see your point of view. Tell me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence someone’s opinion.
  • Give an example of when your persistence had the biggest payoff.
  • How have you most constructively dealt with disappointment and turned it into a learning experience? Please give me a concrete example in your life.
  • Tell me of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
  • Describe a situation in which you effectively developed a solution to a problem by combining different perspectives or approaches.