► Tell me about an important issue you encountered recently.
► What do you like and dislike about Highway Patrol Officer job we are discussing?
► What is a typical career path in this job function?
► Give me an example of a high-pressure situation for Highway Patrol Officer.
► What is the toughest group that you have had to get cooperation from?
► Share an example of how you were able to motivate employees or co-workers.
► Have you ever had to deal with conflicting deadlines?
► How would you describe the essence of success?
► What two to three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?
► What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
► Have you given any seminars/courses/presentations?
► In your opinion, what makes you different from the other applicants?
► Has a supervisor ever done something that you disliked?
► We have a problem with x. How would you resolve that?
► Describe a situation in which you were able to positively influence the actions of others in a desired direction.
► Describe a situation where you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
► Describe a time when you were able to convince a skeptical or resistant customer to purchase a project or utilize your services.
► Have you ever had to persuade a group to accept a proposal or idea? How did you go about doing it? What was the result?
► Have you ever had to persuade a peer or manager to accept an idea that you knew they would not like? Describe the resistance you met and how you overcame it.
► How do you get a peer or colleague to accept one of your ideas?
► In selling an idea, it is sometimes useful to use metaphors, analogies, or stories to make your point. Give a recent example of when you were able to successfully do that.
► Tell us about a time when you had to convince someone in authority about your ideas. How did it work out?
► Tell us about a time when you used facts and reason to persuade someone to accept your recommendation.
► Tell us about a time when you used your leadership ability to gain support for what initially had strong opposition.
► Tell us about a time when you were able to successfully influence another person.
You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.
Mention pressures you face on the daily, such as dealing with deadlines on a regular basis.
Try not to use an example where you created the pressure yourself, by waiting too long to start something, or by handling a task irresponsibly at the beginning. For example, working under pressure to meet a customer's deadline could be a good example, but not if you had waited too long to start the project.
Pressure is actually a catalyst to my work. When there is an imperative deadline, I refocus my energy into my work which in fact, has helped me to produce some of my best works. (Give examples) I guess you can say I thrive under pressure.
► Describe the most challenging negotiation in which you were involved. What did you do? What were the results for you? What were the results for the other party?
► Have you ever been in a situation where you had to bargain with someone? How did you feel about this? What did you do? Give an example.
► How did you prepare for it?
► How did you present your position?
► How did you resolve it?
► Tell us about the last time you had to negotiate with someone.
► What was the most difficult part?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
If you are being asked this question from your employer then you can explain your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing during your job. You can tell what programs you developed and what modules you worked on. What were your achievements regarding different programs.
I have been working with computers since 2001. I also have a degree in network support/computer repair. I have built my last 3 computers, have work with Dell as an employee. So I have around 15 years experience working with computers.
► Have you ever had a subordinate whose work was always marginal? How did you deal with that person? What happened?
► How do you deal with people whose work exceeds your expectations?
► How do you get subordinates to produce at a high level? Give an example.
► How do you get subordinates to work at their peak potential? Give an example.
► How do you manage cross-functional teams?
If you are a very inspired individual - which is wonderful - keep your response toned down. That is, be enthusiastic, but not overly so. Speak, for example, about your desire to make your community a safer place to live in, and how it has been your dream since your youth. Don't be afraid to mention the obvious advantages that go along with the job - respect, good fringe benefits, and whatever else has attracted you.
► Have you ever had to introduce a policy change to your work group? How did you do it?
► Have you ever met resistance when implementing a new idea or policy to a work group? How did you deal with it? What happened?
► When is the last time you had to introduce a new idea or procedure to people on this job? How did you do it?
Before becoming an officer, tone must complete and pass a course in the police academy. However, being a police officer does not only mean patrolling the streets and frightening or fighting potential criminals. There are desk jobs, community awareness programs and other tasks that require special talent available within the police force.
If you have an academic background, or have any hobby that is related to some divisions of the police force, you could be a more valuable employee. Therefore, discuss your academic qualifications and any related experience. Be factual and brief.