Coordinator Interview Questions

When you participate in a coordinator interview, it is likely that employers will ask questions about how well you collaborate with others, as you will most probably work together to complete a project. This job title isn't specific, since a coordinator can work in a variety of settings, but you should expect the interview to focus on communication skills, self-motivation and leadership capabilities.

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Top Coordinator Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top coordinator interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Discuss a time when you struggled to coordinate a project.

How to answer: This open-ended question allows you to highlight how your attitude reflected your frustration. Avoid blaming anyone else for your failures with the project, and state that you were at fault. Talk about how you learned your lesson and can parlay what you learned into other instances.

Question No. 2: How do you prioritise when you coordinate multiple projects at a time?

How to answer: With this question, the interviewer wants to know how well you can multitask. Discuss how you prioritise projects and work closely with others to complete the job. Cover how you logically formulate a plan and approach the situation while delegating specific tasks.

Question No. 3: What was your favourite project that you spearheaded?

How to answer: A successful coordinator is self-motivated and has the ability to get others to collaborate. Use this opportunity to highlight a project dear to you that allowed you to shine. Perhaps it was a project that had a tight deadline or several obstacles you had to overcome.

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Norwegian Cruise Line
Casino Marketing Coordinator was asked...22 February 2013

Do you believe in Big Foot?

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Yes, I am married to her.

Do you want me to believe in Big Foot?

I believe in Bigfoot as a symbol. A symbol for uneducated people that there may still be mystery and excitement in the world. A symbol so inspiring people will do absurd things to seek out that excitement. In this light, Bigfoot is an example of how easily people will believe in something they wanted to all along. Now we just need to convince them that a cruise will get them laid/ save their marriage/ reconnect them to their kids/ make them feel young again/ make memories that will last a lifetime and we'll be tripping over piles of cash. Less

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Aecon

Would you prefer to have 1) a task with given "step-by-step" completion recommendations or 2) just an overall goal that you have to accomplish, and if you stay within the area of allowed actions - you are good, so you can decide in which way you are going to accomplish the goal.

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it's depend on environmental approach not our personal desire, either predictive (step by step) or adaptive (rush to the goal) Less

The second. I want to try different ways of resolving the problem to find one that will work best for me. Also, I will probably find a way that will work best not only for me but for whole company. In such case, it is better not only for me but also for my company. Less

During the initial training/learning period the first would be beneficial in understanding the companies processes. This would allow me the opportunity to transition to the second through experience and by applying my knowledge and experience in order to identify and implement improvements in how I execute tasks. Less

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FedEx SupplyChain

Would I be a team player

8 Answers

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Royal Caribbean Group

If you are able to work over time

8 Answers

Yes

Yes

Yes

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UnitedHealth Group

What would you do if you had three things that needed to get done ASAP and you were the only one in the office?

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They want to know if you up understand TEAM work and COMMUNICATION. You are not an island unto yourself, ask a coworker or manager for assistance in prioritizing tasks or to take on one of the tasks. Less

Work on the most important to the least and do everything you can to get all tasks complete. Even if it means staying late to do it. Less

Basically, they are trying to find out how you respond to pressure.

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AppleOne

what are your strengths

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My strength is "to always learn more today than I knew yesterday"

My strengths are dedication to learn and strive for accuracy

My ability to be resilient, adaptable and a problem solver who is not afraid to make decisions when needed. Less

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BlackBerry

describe the 3 aspects of the project management triangle

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It's actually time, quality and cost according to the PMBOK

scope, resources & time

Thats an absolutely correct answer

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Kohler Co.

"Do you know SAP?" "The current employee in this position seems to have a lot of free time - what would you do to occupy your downtime?"

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Wow, I can't really remember exactly. I had so many phone interviews and I think each one was different, kind of tailored to the position I was going for at the time. Phone interviews were not that bad though, overall. Basically what was my comfort level with Word and Excel, did I graduate college, describe a day at my current position. Do you have any questions about the position, things like that. Good luck! Less

I would discuss other job functions I could take on.

Assist others to learn more about the company and a new skill set.

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Reading Partners

Be prepared to possibly role play scenarios.

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last year I was an instructor in an afterschool program. This was my first time with a large class. It made me realize the importance of having routines and behavior management techniques in the class so the next time I have large groups of kids I plan to have an opening and closing circle, having students line up prior to class only allowing the quiet one standing in line the right way into class and having a 5 minute transition period from one activity to the next using music on my phone and verbal reminders Less

For discipline problems I would first give a verbal warning, 2nd I have the students sit in a corner in the back of the room for 5 minutes then ask why they're there. Usually they know why and then I ask what they will do differently. If the behavior continues I contact my supervisor. If students are fighting I would separate them have them write or draw out problem depending on grade level then ask each person what happened and then have them find a solution Less

for motivation I would use incentives as I do with a new student I first have him do a certain amount of work and then give timed breaks incorporating what was learned Less

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Mount Sinai Health System

What are your future goals?

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Want to grow like Tree .

1 weakness My weakness is that I see a person in pain and I cannot help him, and my strength is when I feel a better person on my way, whatever of his color, religion or gender. I only care that he is a human being. it’s to see some one Less

My future ambition (goals) is to be a heart surgeon for children and to gain many experiences that qualify me for human service Less

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