Washington State Department of Health – Tumwater, WA
Interview Questions for a Public Health Advisor
Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
Tell me about an effective health education or promotion program which you developed and/or presented.
Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor someone. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
Would you consider analyzing data or information a strength? How so?
How would you rate your writing skills? (Ask for an example that demonstrates great writing skills.)
Provide an example of a time when you were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills. What was the situation and outcome?
Provide an example when your ethics were tested.
How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)
Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
Provide an experience in which you were sensitive to somone's needs or feelings. How did your helpfulness affect your work environment?
What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?
Tell me about a time when you developed your own way of doing things or were self-motivated to finish an important task.
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