Corporate Trainer interview questions
Your zero-regret new hire is highly experienced and knowledgeable, with a passion for communication. They are awesome organizers, have top interpersonal skills, are tech-savvy and are great at engaging an audience. Plus, they’ll ask great questions that show they’re thoughtful and insightful people.
- Look for qualified candidates: A bachelor or graduate degree is needed for most trainers.
- Test for great communicators: Ask your candidate to explain difficult concepts to test how easy-to-understand and engaging they are.
- Set an assignment: Ask your candidates to prepare a presentation in advance so you can see your candidates in action.
- Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.
Problem solving interview questions
- How would you deal with an employee who isn’t interested in your training session?
- How do you ensure everyone in your program develops their skills, whatever their learning speed or type?
- How would you end your training session on a high?
- How do you identify the training needs of an organization?
Role-specific interview questions
- What are your top training methodologies?
- What’s your worst subject?
- Which subject do you teach most?
- How do you use tech in your job? Which is your favorite?
- How do you keep up-to-date with the latest employee training trends?
- How would you use the ADDIE/Kirkpatrick model?
- Have you ever trained a trainer?
- Are you certified as a trainer?
Behavioral interview questions
- Describe your most successful training program. Why was it so successful?
- Step by step, how do you prepare a curriculum?
- Have you ever had a disagreement with someone about a training program? What happened?
- How do you respond to negative feedback?
- Tell me about a time your training didn't work out. What happened and what did you learn?