Now to discuss the most common project management interview questions! This first one is famous for its popularity and importance:
“Tell me a little about yourself and your background.”
I believe you should definitely take advantage of this question to make a good impression from the beginning of the interview. I always try to tailor my answer based on the job for which I’m applying. Try to summarize your experience and highlight your qualities, ປະສົບການ, accomplishments, and strengths based on what they’re looking for.
Basically, you should walk them through your resume, the highlights of your experience, accomplishments, education, and what attracted you to the position. It’s important to link your experience to the job description and demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the position. You should also show a little bit of your personality, because it’s your personality that separates you from other candidates and makes you, well, you!
ຍົກຕົວຢ່າງ, if the company highlighted in their job description that they’re looking for someone to work in an Agile environment, and your deliverable is going to be a website redesign, mention your experience working with an Agile team. If you have a Scrum Master or Product Owner certification, this would also be the perfect time to mention that.
If you don’t have Agile experience, show that you’re interested in learning and applying this methodology. Study Agile and try to show you know what they’re looking for. You can also mention that you understand the Scrum events and apply some of them, even if you work in a Waterfall environment.
If you have experience working with website redesigns, you should definitely highlight that. If you don’t, you can think about a similar prior experience that could be beneficial to the work you’ll be doing there. That’s three different strategies for approaching this question based on one scenario; see if you can come up with some extra ones!
- Engage the interviewer.
- Don’t over-communicate; give just the right amount of detail.
- Try to be concise. If they have follow-up questions, they’ll ask!
- Show enthusiasm and positivity.
- Be confident and highlight your experience based on what they’re looking for.