Why prioritization interview questions rule
Employees who are awesome at prioritizing make the business-world go around. 🌎
Employees with great prioritization skills:
- Meet deadlines
- Manage their workload like a pro
- Use their time wisely and avoid distractions
- Love change
- Are stress-relief gurus
- Are ace at putting important stuff first
Prioritization interview questions
- How do you juggle multiple projects/clients?
- If you’re reporting to more than one manager, how do you prioritize your duties?
- Describe a typical day at work.
- How much time does X task take?
- How do you manage a busy inbox?
- If you missed a deadline, what would you do?
- What tech tools have you found useful?
- How important is delegation? When have you delegated like a pro?
- How would you deal with unexpected project changes?
- How do you deal with stress and create an awesome work/life balance?
Candidates to look for
- Super organized: Your ideal candidate will love plans and lists.
- They recognize an urgent task: Most jobs are important, but only some of them are time-sensitive. Look for people who get it.
- Time-lovers: Look for candidates who are obsessed with hitting deadlines and take time to understand a project’s requirements before diving in.
- Evaluators: Employees should be able to identify weaknesses and always strive for improvement.
Candidates to avoid
- Micromanagers: Controlling candidates find it hard to delegate tasks and get overloaded fast.
- Poor communicators: Great teams have great communication. Avoid candidates who can’t say what they mean.
- Small-picture thinkers: Employees who view projects as seperate to company values aren't great at prioritizing.
- Procrastinators: Avoid candidates with poor concentration and lack of a “can do” attitude.