There are some pandemic interview questions you might expect or ask.
The work environment and hiring practices have changed since the pandemic, and so have some interview questions. Below are some pandemic interview questions you might expect or ask or answer.
No matter what, be prepared! Don’t arrive in person or speak by telephone or Zoom call without careful preparation for an interview.
- How do you feel working from home?
- Discuss how you structure your day.
- Discuss that you have a private workspace area.
- Discuss that you use a planner and organize your day.
- Discuss that you are self-motivated, can work independently, are adaptable and eager to learn new things, and are open to change.
- What was your biggest challenge working remotely?
- How do you cope with stress during pandemic times?
- What is important to you in a career and a company?
- Does the company expect to open the office in a predictable time frame?
- At this time, is there a chance of continuing to work from home?
Preparation for the above questions is vital to distinguish yourself from your competition.
Les Segarnick (The Interview Surgeon) is an accomplished recruitment expert, volunteer, and instructor. He has established himself as a well-respected advisor to professionals seeking new job opportunities. Since retiring as President and Owner of Action Employment Services, a national recruiting firm that he owned and led for more than three decades, Les has focused his efforts on sharing his knowledge and expertise in the areas of interview techniques and job search strategies through a wide array of volunteer activities. He is currently serving as a facilitator of career development and job search workshops and regularly spends time conducting one-on-one practice interviews with people in job transition, at no charge. Visit the events calendar for his Friday workshops.
Les has also lectured in a variety of classroom settings on such topics as elevator pitch, resume critique, interview techniques, job search strategies, networking, and the importance of using keywords . He has spoken to Juniors and Seniors at the Fox School of Business at Temple University on job and internships searches.
Through his experience as a hands-on owner of a national recruiting firm, Les was personally involved in more than 3,500 job placements and over 1000 practice interviews. His company specialized in engineering, sales, and marketing, and successfully placed professionals throughout Western New York and around the country. Known as the “The Interview Surgeon,” his motto is “Ask Me How I Make a Difference.”