PNP Job Interview – Common Questions

Examples and Suggestions

Interviewing techniques and skills vary, but one thing all PNP job interviewers do is ask questions. Experienced interviewers typically prepare PNP job interview questions in advance, while less experienced interviewers may rely on a less structured line of questioning to determine if you are qualified to fill the position. In some interviews, you will be asked a series of questions which have straight forward answers like “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” or “What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?” or “Describe a typical work week.”  Other interviewers have a system wide process of behavioral interview questions focused on targeted skills and attributes.

Your job is to prepare yourself for any expertise-level interviewer’s questions. Anticipate many types of questions and prepare honest answers you believe will place your candidacy in the best light.  Use your self-assessment to develop answers to potential questions and you will sell yourself with more confidence. This preparation will also help you to feel comfortable and positive throughout the interview.

The following suggestions may help you answer the PNP job interviewers’ questions:

  • If you are not clear on what the interviewer is asking, ask the interviewer to repeat the question, or to clarify the question for you. Another good technique is to try restating the question in your own words.
  • Don’t feel that you need to answer a question too quickly.  Determining why the interviewer is asking the question can help you give your best answer. Keep in mind that your answer will be judged on its quality, not how quickly you came up with it.
  • Try to keep your answers brief and direct. Interviewers will ask for more information or clarification if needed. However, avoid yes or no only answers if you can sell yourself better by elaborating.