Corporate Trainer Interview Questions

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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.

Top tip: 

  • 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?

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