University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Food Service Specialist Interview Questions
Tell me about your last experience recruiting, interviewing, or hiring an employee. What about promoting an employee?
Share an effective method you have used to ensure obedience of liquor regulations.
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?
Provide an example of when you set expectations and monitored the performance of subordinates. What guidance and direction did you find most effective? (If performance improved, be sure to mention it.)
In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team? (Be sure to explain how you encourage and build trust, respect, and cooperation.)
Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work. (Be sure to mention that you make specific goals.)
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
Name a time when you identified strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. What was the impact?
Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
Provide an experience in which your ability to actively find ways to help people improved your company or your own work ethic.
Share an experience in which you successfully coordinated with others. How about a coordination effort that was not as successful?
Tell me about the last time you oversaw the work of someone else. How did you effectively motivate, develop, and direct the worker(s)?
Provide an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.
Provide an example when your ethics were tested.