1. Tell us about yourself?

I am a motivated and highly-energized project coordinator and have been working in this field for the past 4 years. I am good at organizing things and working on a timeline. My formal training in project coordination is from IBM Institute of Arts and management.

2. What are the skills and qualifications needed for project coordinator?

Project Coordinator Skills and Qualifications:
☛ Performance Management
☛ Project Management
☛ Foster Teamwork
☛ Supervision
☛ Quality Management
☛ Tracking Budget Expenses
☛ Results Driven
☛ Delegation
☛ Time Management
☛ Proactive
☛ Staffing

3. What was a fairly challenging project you managed?

During the first year of my career, I was assigned a conference coordination involving 50 local delegates. Just a week before the big day, number of delegates was doubled and international speakers and facilitators were included in the guest list. The budget was raised but due to pressing time it was very challenging to arrange travel and stay including visa clearances of international partners. However I managed it and the conference went exactly the way client wanted.

4. What are the duties of a project coordinator?

Project Coordinator Job Duties:
☛ Accomplishes work requirements by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and coaching employees.
☛ Meets work standards by following production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements.
☛ Meets cost standards by monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions.
☛ Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
☛ Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

5. Did you ever have a boss that you did not like or get along with?

No, my past boss and I got along very well. We were always on the same page with where the business was going. We shared a lot about our personal lives and formed a strong bond.

6. What was your favorite job and why did you like it?

If at all possible, tell the interviewer of a job that is similar to the one for which you are applying. Do not tell the interviewer that you liked your last job because you could wear jeans everyday and you are applying at company that has a formal dress code.

7. Why have you left your last job?

Give a positive answer no matter what happened at your last job. Do not mention that there are issues with management or their products as this is only your opinion. Do not spend a lot of time on this question as you may give the interviewer reason to doubt your story.

8. What are your long term career goals?

This is a good chance to tell the interviewer how you progressed through your career, how you started and where you are at, today, and that you are right on track. Be specific and to the point.

9. What do you feel your weaknesses are?

Do not confess to any work-related weaknesses. The interviewer is simply trying to find out where you feel that you need improvement, but do not confess to having any weaknesses. Instead, tell them of a weakness that is actually a strength. Keep your answer very short and to the point.

10. What are some of the things that you and your supervisor have disagreed about?

Shifting priorities is usually the main reason for any type of disagreement. I may be working on a project that has a tight deadline and my supervisor may pull me from that project to work on something else. It can be frustrating to stop working on a project after I have built up a great deal of momentum only and to switch gears on the fly and start on something completely different.

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