The interviewer will give you a hypothetical situation and ask you a question about that situation to see how you respond. They seek to test your thought process and your logical thinking.
Sample Situational Interview Questions:
You are a trainee assistant manager put into a small department to supervise staff who are experienced and valued members of the organization. One of the staff is extremely resentful (as he/she was turned down for the post of department supervisor) and is being unhelpful and obstructive. How would you handle the situation and why?
A work colleague has told you in confidence that she suspects another colleague of stealing. What would your actions be?
You are giving a presentation where one member of the audience is continually stopping you and diverting you from the main part of the presentation. What would you do?
Assume you are a supervisor and one of you subordinate employees consistently arrives late to work. What action would you take?